Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAshton Collins is a somewhat sheltered teen living with his father, a corporate engineer, in the future megacity of Los Angeles. Home alone with just the household robot servants, Ashton receives a cryptic message from his father urging him to get out of the house, go to the dangerous Red … Continue reading Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

My rating: 4 of 5 starsSeptember is twelve, lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and is a typical kid, until her father leaves to go off to war and her mother goes to work. September is bored, unhappy, and looking for something, but she's not exactly sure what. And then, one day, the Green Wind arrives at … Continue reading Friday Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Friday Review: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rhenn is the son of a wealthy wool merchant in the capital city of Solidar. He is a portraitist, a profession that his merchant father doesn't quite approve of, but is held in high regard by the populace who love to have their portraits painted. Rhenn is apprenticed to … Continue reading Friday Review: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Friday Review: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse #3) by Alex Bledsoe

My rating: 4 of 5 starsEddie LaCrosse is a self-described sword jockey- an ex-mercenary turned investigator for hire. In this third installment of the series, Eddie is hired to investigate a possibly adulterous nobleman. Arriving at the castle of King Marcus Drake, Eddie is immediately pulled into the court intrigue when a knight is murdered … Continue reading Friday Review: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse #3) by Alex Bledsoe

Friday Review: Sleepwalking Backwards by Catherine Zebrowski

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAmanda is 23, gifted at mathematics, teaching at the local university, and living with her fiancĂ©. She has an obsession with astronomy and what some call an overactive imagination. When she and her fiancĂ© break up, she decides to move to a family cabin that she has loved her whole … Continue reading Friday Review: Sleepwalking Backwards by Catherine Zebrowski

Friday Review: The Thief Trap (Cloak Games #1) by Jonathan Moeller

My rating: 4 of 5 starsNadia Moran is a thief, and a very good one, at that. Her employer, an elven lord, keeps her in his service because Nadia's younger brother is victim of a rare disease that only the elves can cure. And if Nadia doesn't do what Morvillind wants, he will not give … Continue reading Friday Review: The Thief Trap (Cloak Games #1) by Jonathan Moeller

Friday Review: The Sorcerer’s Daughter (Defender’s of Shannara #3) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis third entry in the Defender's of Shannara trilogy finds Paxon Leah and Leofur Rai together again after their separation in the first two books. They are living at Paranor which allows Paxon to continue to function as the High Druid's Blade, protector of the order. Leofur is, well, not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sorcerer’s Daughter (Defender’s of Shannara #3) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 starsJohn Perry just turned 75, so he did what any self-respecting 75-year-old would: he visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Technically, he joined the Colonial Defense Force (CDF). In this Earth future universe, the CDF doesn't want young, inexperienced recruits. They want those with the knowledge, experience, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

Friday Review: Duck Duck Gator by Ken Wheaton

My rating: 4 of 5 starsNew York city boy and recent heart transplant recipient Tony Battaglia is a reality-TV editor for one of the hottest reality TV shows around, the Cajun Louisiana based "Gator Guys". When it becomes known that Tony's new heart belonged to a recently deceased cast member of the show, he finds … Continue reading Friday Review: Duck Duck Gator by Ken Wheaton

Friday Review: The Darkling Child (Defenders of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsSet five years after the first book in the Defenders trilogy, we find Paxon Leah more comfortable in his role as paladin of the Druid order. He has settled in to his life at Paranor and his duties to protect and defend the Druids from any and all danger. But … Continue reading Friday Review: The Darkling Child (Defenders of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks