Hunting Witches in Alabama in the 60’s: A Film Review of The Witches

Roald Dahl is a foundational author in my life, and the first book of his I read was The Witches. I read it when my young mind was still floating about in that weird wooliness between imagination and reality, so when the book taught me how to spot witches living in secret amongst us, IContinue reading “Hunting Witches in Alabama in the 60’s: A Film Review of The Witches”

Chicago: Total War: a Review of Jim Butcher’s Battle Ground

I seized the tentacle that had me by the head and pulled hard enough to get enough counterpressure to keep it from snapping my neck—and it left me suspended uncomfortably, stretched out between the overwhelming opposing forces, just trying to hang on. Story of my freaking life. Harry Dresden, professional wizard. I’m a little busyContinue reading “Chicago: Total War: a Review of Jim Butcher’s Battle Ground”

The Intersectionality of Magical Academia: A Review of Naomi Novik’s A Deadly Education

I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life. I am a fan of Naomi Novik from the very beginning. To date, I’ve read each and every one of her published novels, including all 9 books of her Napoleonic Wars dragon series, Temeraire. So she sits alongside China MiévilleContinue reading “The Intersectionality of Magical Academia: A Review of Naomi Novik’s A Deadly Education”

Something’s Waiting in the Bushes of Love: A Review of Emily Tesh’s Greenhollow Duology

“There’s a lot of interesting stories about Greenhollow Wood, I know,” said Silver. “But that’s all they are—folktales. There are no dryads, no wild men, no fairy kings, and no monsters. Is that right, Mr Finch?” “Certainly haven’t seen a fairy king yet,” said Tobias. Even though I am a longtime fan of the fantasyContinue reading “Something’s Waiting in the Bushes of Love: A Review of Emily Tesh’s Greenhollow Duology”

An Urban Fantasy, Literally: a Review of N. K. Jemisin’s The City We Became

Come, then, City That Never Sleeps. Let me show you what lurks in the empty spaces where nightmares dare not tread. I fell hard for Dan Harmon’s sitcom Community about 10 years ago, long before Mr Harmon found mainstream recognition for his writing in Rick and Morty. I was so much of a fan thatContinue reading “An Urban Fantasy, Literally: a Review of N. K. Jemisin’s The City We Became”

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