LitStack Review: Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman

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Brother’s Ruin Industrial Magic, Book #1 Emma Newman Tor.com Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-9396-8 It’s probably not politically correct to illustrate something literary by using a television reference, but I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful TV pilot Emma Newman’s first book in her Industrial Magic series, Brother’s Ruin, would make. This [….]

LitStack Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

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I Am Princess X Cherie Priest Arthur A. Levine Books Release Date:  May 26, 2015 ISBN 978-0-545-62085-7 Is there anything Cherie Priest cannot do? I first got to “know” her through her steampunk alternate history novel Boneshaker, which took me surprise and by storm.  I read three other of her “The Clockwork Century” books and [….]

Flash Review – Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

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Through the Woods Emily Carroll Margaret K. McElderry Books Release Date:  July 15, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4424-6596-1 Oh, my goodness.  There are graphic novels.  There are comic books.  There are illustrated stories.  And then there’s Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods. Five stories, with an Introduction and a Conclusion – two mini-stories, if you would.  They all [….]

LitStack Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 3 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and wirrow

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The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 3 Joseph Gordon-Levitt and wirrow IT Books/hitRECord productions Release Date:  November 5, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-212165-3 Ever read a book where you had to wait… and wait… and wait to find out what the gist of the dang thing was?  As if the author had fallen in love with his [….]

Book Nerd Love: Words and Beauty

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Obvious State, a cool shop on Etsy that we discovered, offers some pretty cool pieces for book nerds everywhere. About the shop: “The best thing about paperbacks (apart from the smell, of course) is that when a little jewel of a sentence grabs you, you can underline it. If you’ve only ever read a book [….]