Books

Book Review: The Hunger

Book Review: The Hunger

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating – The Hunger is the best book I’ve read this year.

Occasionally, you pick out a book that surprises you, one you weren’t expecting, and bamb! it blows you away. My friends, settle in for nothing but praises for Alma Katsu’s, The Hunger. I loved it and simply can’t say enough good things about it. Honestly, it’s the closest thing to a perfect score that I’ve read so far this year.

I rate it 24 out of a possible 25. (see My Book Reviews for rating explanation)

My top-ten Must-Reads

My top-ten Must-Reads

The reader’s dilemma – what do I read next?

I’ll read anything, regardless of genre, but I typically gravitate toward paranormal, dystopian, apocalyptic, and straight up horror. Quite often, I’ll google for recommendations or I’ll seek advice on what to read next by looking up another author’s recommendations.

So, here are my top 10 must-reads. If you’re a reader, you’ve likely read a few of these, or maybe all, but if you see one (or more) you’ve not read, go get it. You’ll be glad you did!

Book Review: Moon Called

Book Review: Moon Called

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

 

If your taste is Urban Fantasy, then this book checks all the right boxes.

Moon Called is the first book in the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t usually seek out a series to read, especially when the series is based on a repeating character and not necessarily a continuing story. That said, I enjoyed Moon Called.

Book Review: Golden Son

Book Review: Golden Son

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

I love reading Pierce Brown. A writer could learn a lot reading his work.

Golden Son is Book II of the Red Rising series and it is terrific. I don’t typically seek out a series to read, nor do I typically seek out Science Fiction. I’m more of a one-book, one-story kind of guy, but occasionally I come across a series that I really enjoy. The Red Rising series is one of those.

I rate it 24 out of a possible 25. (see My Book Reviews for rating explanation)

Book Review: A Head Full of Ghosts

Book Review: A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Finally!

Every once in a while, I come across that rare book that totally absorbs me and the characters linger in my mind for days (sometimes weeks) after I finish it. I love those books and folks, let me tell you, A Head Full of Ghosts did just that.

I rate it 22 out of a possible 25. (see My Book Reviews for rating explanation)

Book Review: The Dead Lands

Book Review: The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy

I finished The Dead Lands last night. If asked to summarize my reaction, I’d say it was okay. Not bad, but not great.

I rate it 16 out of a possible 25. (see My Book Reviews for rating explanation)

The premise: The Dead Lands is a post-apocalyptic thriller where the remnants of the human race live in a city (appropriately called The Sanctuary) surrounded by a massive wall.