“American Gods” by Neil Gaiman ★★★★1/2

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Random House Audio 10-year Anniversary Edition Author's Preferred Text with Full Cast Narration (Excellent!!) I've got to say that I really loved this book. So much so that as soon as I finished, I started it up again. I read it twice this month! The first time through gave me the whole … Continue reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman ★★★★1/2

“The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd #1 The Madman's Daughter Trilogy Audio narrated by Lucy Raynor 4* setting: 1895, London & an unnamed tropical island somewhere off the coast of Australia My, oh my, oh my. (Picture me rubbing my hands together in glee.) I just happened across this novel while searching for the word … Continue reading “The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

“Flight” by Sherman Alexie ★★★★

Narrated in first person by "Zits," a 15yo half-Irish, half- American Indian boy, we are able to see into the mind of a Native American kid who was abandoned by his father at birth, and then orphaned by cancer when his mother died when he was six.  He desperately feels the loss of both.  He's … Continue reading “Flight” by Sherman Alexie ★★★★

“Angels’ Blood” (#1 Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh ★★★★

Vampire hunter, Elena Deveraux, is hired by a cadre of seven ruling archangels to help track down an ancient one who has become blood borne, gone rogue, and has fallen into the depths of insanity, murdering countless innocents. Standing her ground because of her inimitable pride and facing off with those more powerful than her … Continue reading “Angels’ Blood” (#1 Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh ★★★★

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams ★★★★

This is a fun, quirky, sci-fi comedy bit of silliness. It focuses on Arthur Dent, a 30yo also-ran kind of guy just plugging away day to day. His West Country home is going to be bulldozed in order to make room for an expressway. As he is lying in the mud in front of the … Continue reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams ★★★★

“Virgins” (.5 Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon ★★★★

Diana Gabaldon never fails.  This novella (.5 in the Outlander series) covers a small snippet of time where we meet Jamie Fraser and Ian Murray at around 20 years old.  The story picks up right after Jamie received his 100 lashes from Captain Randall and he learned his father had died.  Jamie is suffering from … Continue reading “Virgins” (.5 Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon ★★★★

“The Selection” by Kiera Cass ★★★★

  I know this series gets both good and bad reviews, so I am prefacing my thoughts about this book with one request:  Keep in mind that it is a YA novel.  It is meant for a younger audience so we adult readers should give it a break, just like we did with Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, all of John … Continue reading “The Selection” by Kiera Cass ★★★★