Book Review — 14

Title:  14
Author:  Peter Clines
Genre:  Sci-Fi
Pages:  Oversize paperback, 350
Publisher:  Permuted Press
ISBN:  978-1-61868-052-5
Opening Lines:  "He ran.  He ran as fast as he could.  As if Hell itself were chasing him.  As if his life depended on it."


"There are some odd things about Nate's new apartment.

"Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn't perfect, it's livable. The rent is love, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don't nag at him too much.

"At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela's apartment. And Tim's. And Veek's.

"Because every room in his old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.

"Or the end of everything . . ."

~ Jacket copy

My bother has been pestering me to read this book since he got it on Audible.  Honestly, I wasn't sure what the hype was about.  After listening to the first 20 minutes of it and the ceaseless pestering, I finally decided to ILL it from the local library.  And once I started, the book would not leave my hand!

This book is hard to quantify without giving away the entire plot.  In a nutshell, it is a mystery!  After finding a fairly cheap apartment with a good view in downtown L.A., Nate keeps his head down and just plugs away at his life as data entry.  However, he starts noticing odd things about his apartment building . . .

Wow! This book is amazing, time consuming, and ineffable!  My brother did a great thing forcing me to read 14.  Being an avid reader, it is easy to pick up on a plot because, at some level, you've seen it before.  Clines was able—at some level—to keep me guessing and on the edge of my seat.  However, when I was able to put the pieces together, it felt akin to an Earth-shattering accomplishment and a little surprise just for me.  And the reward was great!

Clines created a well crafted story with a unique plot line, believable characters, and a good all around mystery.  While it encompasses the sci-fi genre perfectly, it is set in modern-day L.A.  At the onset, it has the elements of a classic horror novel; however, little things like the cockroaches make the reader start to wonder.  He does a marvelous job making his audience question what's really happening along with the characters.

This book is extremely hard to discuss without giving away the surprise.  It is similar to discovering your Christmas presents in mom and dad's closet and trying to feign surprise when you finally open them.  It would be wonderful to talk about, but ruining that mystery for future readers is inexcusable.  This is a book you should not miss!

Much love, Sinn

Book Review — Dead Heat

Title:  Dead Heat
Author:  Patricia Briggs
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Pages:  Paperback, 305
Publisher:  ACE Fantasy
ISBN:  978-0-425-25628-2
Opening Lines:  "The fae lord stalked back and forth in his cell of gray stone.Three steps, turn, four steps, turn, three steps."


"For once, werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles's role as his father's enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal. Or at least their visit starts out that way . . .

"Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The fae have started a cold war with humanity that's about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire."

~ Jacket copy

I got it in my head to finally read further into the Alpha and Omega series.  The first two books floored me, and I loved them.  Sadly, when I grabbed one of the newer ones, I couldn't fully remember what came before.  This started on a quest to read through the first books and finally catch up.  So, there you have it, that's why I picked this one up: it was the next in the series and I had to get my hands on it!

Anna has been plodding along on a gelding that she was given when she first moved to Montana.  While the worse is a good, solid animal, Charles feels that it doesn't fit her.  After receiving a call from an old friend, he decides her "need" is a good excuse to visit Arizona on the pretext of buying her an Arabian.  That, however, causes them to stumble upon a sick fae who could be threatening the Arizona pack.

This book was on par with the others.  I found myself tearing through it and enjoying it just as much.  Briggs did a wonderful job showing that Charles and Anna are finally getting to a point of being comfortable in their relationship.  In addition, it was nice to see that Charles had a life outside of being Bran's enforcer and pack treasurer.   
Even though the book was as engrossing as the others, something felt a little off and forced about it.  I loved the concept of the fae Briggs created and the inherent tension after the events of the last book.  However, Briggs' love of horses seemed to overpower the actual plot.  Joseph's character and everything surrounding the Arabian ranch wasn't a vehicle that was used well.  In some respects, it felt forced and almost as though it was a side thing.  The other books felt completely seamless and all the elements blended together smoothly.  For me, this was one did not.  The characters were great, the felt fairly well developed, but . . . 
My reservations aside, it was a good book and a fun read!  It helped continue to story and gave good introduction into the new issues with the fae.  It will be quite interesting to see how that turns out in later books.  It makes me wonder whether the new focus will be the publicity of the werewolves, or whether that will be completely glossed over by everything else!  

Much love, Sinn

Book Review — Nightlife

Title:  Nightlife
Author:  Rob Thurman
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Pages:  Paperback, 339
Publisher:  ROC
ISBN:  978-0-451-46075-2
Opening Lines:  "People . . . They do the craziest shit."


"Welcome to the Big Apple.  There's a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side—and that's only the beginning.  Of course, most humans are oblivious to the preternatural nightlife around them, but Cal Leandros is only half human.

"His father's dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares—and he and his entire otherwordly race are after Cal.  Why?  Cal hasn't exactly wanted to stay around long enough to find out."

"He and his half brother, Niko, have managed to stay a step ahead for four years, but now Cal's dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they've always wanted him: He is the key to unleashing their hell on earth. The fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal's life . . ."

~ Jacket copy

Shortly after this book came out, my former sister-in-law sent it to me as a Christmas present.  I eagerly picked it up, started reading it, and then promptly put it back down.  It was clear from the writing that it was her first book, and I couldn't convinced myself to push any further.  However, after a lot of nagging, "guilting", and pouting on the part of my former SIL, I dusted off the book and gave it another chance.  The second time must have been a charm!  I was able to tear through it in a few days.  

A few months ago at a gaming session, this book came back to mind.  I remembered loving it and needed to reacquaint myself with it.  Sadly, I couldn't find my damn copy and went on a quest to get my hands on it again.  Sadly, I had a similar experience to the first time I tried reading it.  Yes, it was interesting, but . . .

Cal is a monster.  He's the misbegotten spawn of a union between a drunken fortuneteller and something that has all the vestiges of a demon.  His mother is loath to even acknowledge his existence, his father lurks in the shadows and watches every movement, and his half brother is left as his only guardian.  After escaping from his father's realm four years ago, Cal and his older brother have been on the run.  Now, however, after things appear to be calming down, Niko (his older brother) spots a dreaded Grendel in Central Park.  

Please do not mistake my intro, this book is not a bad book and has the markings of a great story!  In fact, if I recall correctly, the later books get progressively better and are riveting.  For me, however, this book really fell short.  

At best, most of the characters are extremely two dimensional and lack a real zest or spark which gives them something a bit more.  Most of them are easily forgettable once you put the book down.  

The pacing of the book felt off, too.  There were points when it felt rushed, veered off, and slowed down considerably.  

Honestly, I am sitting here trying to squeeze myself for something to say, but nothing is coming out.  When it gets right down to it, there was nothing truly memorable about this book.  What I remember most comes from later books and how the characters were later developed.  It is obvious that this book was a first one, and the author definitely started to come into her own. I might recommend this series to people just for the later books, but I almost wish this one could be skipped.  

If you want a simple read that doesn't require too much commitment and big words thrown in for good measure, this isn't a bad book to pick up.  It is definitely a far introduction to the later books, which are far better—if memory serves.

Much love, Sinn

Book Review — The House of Small Shadows

Looking back, I find that it has been over a year since my fingers lovingly touched the keys on this laptop to pen a new review.  So many things have happened since then, and life has brought me to new and exciting places.  I would love to say that I shall remain faithful to updating this site, but—in all honesty and disclosure—who am I kidding?  The changes have meant that I find myself reading less, while desiring/needing the respite and escape tendered in the pages more than the air I breathe. 

So, dear readers, while I will not give you platitudes of my steadfast endurance to update this regularly, I shall endeavor to try.  

And now, with that gracefully penned (or typed, as the case may be) introduction, the stage is set with another chilling tale of horror.  Since it was left with horror, it seems apropos to start again with the ghastly, grisly, and macabre tale of chilling memory.

Title:  The House of Small Shadows
Author:  Adam Neville
Genre:  Horror
Pages:  Hardcover, 371
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
ISBN:  978-1-250-04127-2
Opening Lines:  "As if by a dream Catherine came to the Red House.  She abandoned her car once the lane's dusty surface was choked by the hedgerows, and moved on foot through a tunnel of hawthorn and hazel trees to glimpse the steep pitch of the roof, the ruddy brick chimneys and the finials upon its sharp spine."


"Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself—to catalogue Britain's greatest taxidermist, the late M.H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and preserved animals posed in elaborate dioramas. Rarest of all, she'll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed, and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from World War I.

"When Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at the Red House itself, Catherine believes that her luck is finally changing. She's thrilled to maintain the collection until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's 'Art.' Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but Mason's damaged visions begin to raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she'd hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity, and memory start to merge and some truths seem too terrible to be real . . . "

~ Jacket copy

One ordinary day, I was reading Gothic Beauty in the local bookstore and stumbled upon Adam Neville mentioned in one of their top horror novels listings.  Neville then became a curiosity of mine for quite awhile; however, I was never able to get my hands on any of his books.  Partly due to the lack at any bookstores and availability at the library.  When I chanced upon this title listed on the top horror novels, I decided to give my local library another go.

To add a cherry to the discovery of the book, it dealt with China dolls—one of my biggest fears!

To be quite honest, I'm not entirely sure what this book is about.  Simply put, I would say that it's about memories and forced self discovery.

I'm still torn as to what I think of this book.  Elements of it are amazing!  The ghastly and macabre air of mystery and the unknown lent to Gothic feel.  Neville was able to take the seemingly ordinary and twist it ever so slightly to make innocuous things turn sinister.  This gave it an overriding creepy feeling to the whole experience of the book.  And, to be quite honest, a book that forces me to look up words is truly amazing and worth a look!

Immediately, the book was engrossing and kept me wanting more.  I found myself staying up far later than I should just to read "one more page".  It would even ride along with me to work, so I could find a few extra minutes to read before I had to clock in for the day.  Truly, it was engaging and extremely hard to put down.  All of that being said, however, I felt as though many things in the book were not fully explained.  Yes, the reader guesses that something happened in London (you're finally told a little bit), but we never really know was fully happened.  And, with the little details that are given, I was questioning why she would be hired later on.  Yes, yes, we are told and it makes sense in the end, but I was still baffled through the vast majority of the book.  In addition to which, not only was I left with unanswered questions at the end, I found the end raising even more questions.  For me, that left me completely disheartened by the reading experience.  Even days later, I am disquieted when I think about it.

It is hard for me to write a proper review of this book when I have such a lackluster attitude walking away from it.  In some ways, it is hard for me to put down and let the questions rest.  All of that aside, it is worth a read!  The narrative style and the captivating mastery of the Gothic novel make it worthwhile in the end!

Much love, Sinn

Book Review — Penpal

Title:  Penpal
Author:  Dathan Auerbach
Genre:  Horror/Mystery
Pages:  Oversize paperback, 238
Publisher:  1000Vultures
ISBN:  978-0-9855455-0-5
Opening Lines:  "When I was younger, I took a job at a deli that had what the owner called an 'ice cream buffet.'  On Thursdays, children would get a free ice cream cone with their meals, and they could pick any one of the fifteen flavors we had."."


"In an attempt to make sense of his own mysterious and unsettling childhood memories, a man begins to reconstruct his past. As the games and adventures of his youth become engulfed by a larger story, he finds that it forms a tapestry of unbelievable horror that he never could have expected.

"Each chapter completes a different piece of the puzzle for both you and the narrator, and by the end of it all, you will wish you could forget what he never knew."

~ Jacket copy

Honestly, I have been in the mood for a good horror story.  After really enjoying NOS4A2, I decided to see what Amazon recommended based on that book.  This was one of the books near the top of the list.  Not even sure what I was getting myself into, I decided to ILL it through my local library.

The jacket copy does a better job explaining it than I ever could!  This is one of those books that is hard to explain without giving everything away.

Wow, I'm not even sure how to begin!  This book was a page turner!  I started it late last night, read until my eyes closed, and then finished it today.  Granted, there were extraneous details that I decided to skip over when it got a bit too wordy; however, the book kept me captivated and on the edge of my seat. 

As the jacket copy implies (and something stated near the beginning), the reader doesn't really put the pieces together until nearly the end of the novel.  For me, that wasn't the case.  From the first comment of the balloon adventure, I figured out was had happened and had a very good idea what was going to happen.  That being said, it was still hard to put the book down.

Aside from the fact that it was intensely captivating, I'm not sure what else there is to say about this book.  It definitely pulls at the heart strings and plays on the imaginary nature of childhood.  However, the dark and sinister aspect makes you think about things in a different light. 

Much love, Sinn

Hello, World!

Holy shit, it has been a long time since I last posted!  Honestly, between work, getting my CDA certification, and an over abundance of life, everything else has fallen by the wayside. 

After finishing my latest book, I decided that this blog really, desperately needed to be update.  Not only for my own sanity, but for the people who enjoy reading my posts. 

As I say every time I write one of these, I am very sorry for my lack of posts and updates on this blog.  Whenever I finish reading a book, thoughts of writing a review run through my head.  Do they ever get written?  Fuck no!  That being said, however, I hope to change that and go back to regularly updating this blog.  Granted, it won't be as constantly, since I have less time to read. 

One way or the other, my plan is to dust off the pages and start writing again.  I hope to see you guys come back to read ^____^

Much love, Sinn

Book Review — The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Title:  The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Author:  Katherine Howe
Genre:  Contemporary fiction
Pages:  Hardback, 362
Publisher:  Hyperion, 2009
ISBN:  978-1-4013-4090-2
Opening Lines:  "Peter Petford slipped a long wooden spoon into the summering iron pot of lentils hanging over the fire and tried to push the worry from his stomach."


"Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she can't refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within the seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discover launches Connie on a quest—to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge.

"As the pieces of Deliverance's harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem's dark past than she could have ever imagined."

~ Jacket copy

In an attempt to add more structure to our classroom and do something the children want, the teachers in my grade-school classroom sat down with the kids and discussed things we would like to learn about.  During the conversation, a lot of different history topics were brought up.  Having a degree in English and a minor in history, I thought it would be absolutely awesome to read a young adult book about a specific time in history (i.e., The Big Burn) and then discuss the actual historical event.  Honestly, I think I got more into the idea than the kids >.<  Whether that's true or not, I was curious to read young adult fiction or contemporary fiction dealing with the Salem witch trials.  The whole subject was always rather interesting to me, especially since it has almost turned into an American folktale.  And, after doing a subject search on Goodreads, I found this little gem. 

After being accepted into the PhD program at Harvard in Colonial American Studies, Connie Goodwin is contact by her mother.  It appears as though her grandmother's house has finally built up an excess in back-owed property tax that the city is going to start taking action against Connie's mother.  She begs Connie to clean out the house and get it ready for sale.  Unfortunately, Connie is supposed to spend the summer researching for her dissertation and present her topics to her advisor.  This, while proving an interesting opportunity, really throws a wrench in the gears. 

While looking through an old bookcase to determine what books were too badly damaged, Connie stumbles on an old family Bible.  Flipping through the pages yields an old key with an old piece of parchment in the end.  On the parchment is written a phrase—Deliverance Dane—which she presumes is a name. 

Finding this name sends Connie on an amazing adventure to find a primary source for her dissertation and a possible key to the Salem witch trials.  In addition, it could shed an interesting light on the life of women—especially cunning women—in Colonial times. 

This book spends a lot of time in the present; however, the audience is shown the story from Deliverance's POV and that of her daughter and granddaughter.  Even though a lot of time is spent on Connie and the modern world, the author does a wonderful job welding these timelines together.  And, in some ways, show similar struggles in the characters.  In some ways, you can see how Connie is struggling with her different roles in life and new information and Grace's struggles being pseudo mirror images of each other. 

For me, it was obvious that this was the author's first book.  There was a lot of intellectual dialog and syntax.  That isn't an issue for me; however, the average reader might be put off by all of it.  At a few points, I even found myself looking things up.  That being said, having a background in history, I feel as though I had a little added advantage. 

Along with the syntax, I feel as though the characters were a little under developed.  We don't see Deliverance, Grace, and Pru as much as Connie; however, I felt much closer to them.  And they were far more sympathetic.  Connie was too much of a stuck-up, book-wormy grad student.  She was too much of a stereotype, which is an automatic turnoff.  The author could have worked hard to flesh out the love interest.  Just stating that he had a septum piercing and looked as though he was in a grunge band didn't tell me too much about him.  Also, the whole plot surrounding her advisor felt a little too rushed, farfetched, and completely underdeveloped.  A little more character development and time spent around that storyline might have greatly helped it. 

I found myself put off by the time period.  The "modern" portion of the book took place in 1991.  Usually that isn't an issue, but I found myself constantly needing a reminder that it was '91 and not more modern.  Something about the style of writing didn't feel as though it was taking place over two decades ago, nor did she author expressly tell the audience that.  For that reason, the flow of the book was drastically broken for me. 

All of that being said, the author spent a lot of time describing the setting, which made it feel even more real.  She also appeared to know her stuff about the witch trials and doctoral programs.  In addition, she posited some thought provoking theories about the trials and why they may have gotten out of hand.  It definitely had me thinking and looking at occurrences in a completely different way. 

For a book primarily read on van runs, in the bathtub, and before bed, it really turned out to be quite good.  Yes, I had issues with it.  And, yes, it took awhile to dig through.  However, it was entertaining, kept me engrossed, and made me think about things. 

Much love, Sinn



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