Review of Persona by Genevieve Valentine

Persona by Genevieve Valentine. ★★★ Persona‘s a near future thriller that just never grabbed my interest. In Valentine’s version of the future, each country has a Face, a celebrity ambassador who represents in the country in the media but doesn’t actually get to make decisions. Suyana’s the face of United Amazonia Rainforest Confederation, a young country that desperately needs…

Audio Review of Lock In by John Scalzi

Lock In by John Scalzi, read by Wil Wheaton. ★★★★ In the near future, a highly contagious virus races across the globe. A fraction of those who survive experience “lock in” – they are completely paralyzed, unable to move their bodies at all, even though they suffer no mental impairment. Over twenty years later, the condition is…

Audio Review of Jackaby by William Ritter

Jackaby by William Ritter. ★★★ Jackaby is a YA fantasy story about a young women from around 1900 (I think) who gets a job with a detective who can see supernatural creatures. Right when she’s hired, there’s a supernatural serial killer on the loose. Unfortunately, while Jackaby had a lot of potential, the end result was just bland and largely…

Audio Book Review of Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall by Susan Ee. ★★★ Angelfall is a YA novel that takes place six weeks after the beginning of the apocalypse, when angels began attacking the world. I don’t regret listening to it, but it did fall into many pitfalls of the YA genre. Penryn is out on the streets with her wheel chair bound sister and schizophrenic…

Audio Review of Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Visions by Kelley Armstrong. ★★★1/2 Visions is the sequel to Omens, and unfortunately I didn’t like it as much as its predecessor. Visions continues almost directly from where Omens left off. However, it does not focus on her investigation of her parents case. Instead, as the back blurb says: “Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her,…

Audio Review of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. ★★★ Narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra. ★★★ It was cute. Really, what more can I say? That’s the word that sums up most of it. I’ll preface the rest of this review with the admission that this is not at all the sort of book I tend to like….

Audio Book Review of Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop. ★★★★ Narration by Alexandra Harris. ★★★ This is the second book in Anne Bishop’s Other series. The plot description isn’t too different from the first book, Written in Red. Meg continues to become more and more part of the Lakeside Courtyard. She continues to have visions when her skin is cut. Tension…