- The End of Summer: Thirteen Tales of Halloween by J. Tonzelli (446 views)
This collection of Halloween shorts demonstrates consistently good writing with characters that come to life (or death, as the case may be) in a realistic manner. This is a great read to help shift your mood into the spooky season.
- Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby (321 views)
A very cool premise that fails in the execution step. It's an enjoyable, albeit forgettable, read.
- Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie (296 views)
A no-nonsense mystery story that just happens to occur during Halloween. I gave it three rockets because, while it's an entertaining enough book, it could have used a bit of drama to liven it up.
- The Postman by David Brin (286 views)
A novel that is good, apocalyptic fun with a hero who just so happens to be a postman.
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest (223 views)
An enjoyable read that could have used something more to elevate it.
- The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (199 views)
War is hell, and no less so than on the hurricane deck of the Mistral, an airship whose captain, Lieutenant Josette Dupre, must muster her crew and fight through impossible odds or perish under the guns of their enemies. Needless to say, this book defines rip-roaring adventure.
- Claus: Legend of the Fat Man (178 views)
An alternative take on the Father of Christmas that ultimately comes across as droll and uninteresting.
- By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis (164 views)
By Fire Above picks up right where The Guns Above left off, with strong characters, an engaging story, gripping action, and a world that is both fantastic but also almost believable.
- Blood Engines by Tim Pratt (162 views)
Pratt goes to great length to tell us how much of a bad ass Mason is, yet we never see that reflected in the unfolding story. It's for that reason that I'm reluctant to go ahead with this series.
- The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson (91 views)
Sometimes a book just doesn’t work; this is one of those times. The Bard’s Blade may be the beginning of an exciting epic fantasy adventure for some, but I’m concluding my foray into this series with this first book.