The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home for a funeral. When he visits the Hempstocks’ farmhouse at the end of the lane and sits at the pond, the smudged memories of his childhood become clear and he knows that the pond is, in fact, an ocean; and he remembers Lettie Hempstock, the girl whoContinue reading “The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman”

A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett

I was so thrilled when I saw this at the library. As if it were not enough that it was a book by Terry Pratchett,  it had an introduction by A. S. Byatt. I got it immediately and spent the next couple of weeks reading the many pleasing stories in it. I have to admitContinue reading “A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett”

The First Bird: Episode 2 by Greig Beck

So, here’s my review of Episode 1. Do check it out. The series just keeps getting better and you’d want to have read the first two, when the third episode comes out in August. The First Bird is like a modern version of The Lost World, while still being entirely original and unique. Here’s whatContinue reading “The First Bird: Episode 2 by Greig Beck”

The First Bird: Episode 1 by Greig Beck

One word: Awesome. For a sort of modern version of The Lost World, this book is pretty creative.  Somewhere in the deep jungles of Brazil, a social anthropologist discovers something extraordinary. The fame-hungry scientist brings back to LA a live specimen of an Archaeopteryx (the eponymous first bird) and with it, a deadly infection thatContinue reading “The First Bird: Episode 1 by Greig Beck”

Little, Big by John Crowley

My third read for the Once Upon a Time Challenge is a fairy tale of sorts. Neil Gaiman called Little, Big one of his favourite books in the world and I do know why. The book is massive, not in size but in scope and delightfully intricate, the kind of book that slowly makes itsContinue reading “Little, Big by John Crowley”

The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Summary: The book is set in Santeria, a caged city for supernaturals. Soon after the humans discovered the existence of supernaturals, there were the Human-Supe wars, in which the humans, with the advantage of having weapons, won. Now, throughout the world there areContinue reading “The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright”

The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt by Ilana Waters

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt is a middle grade fantasy novel written by Ilana Waters. Summary: Ten-year-old Stanley Delacourt loves his quiet life in the peaceful village of Meadowwood. At least, he does until his best friend is killed. Then the town library—whereContinue reading “The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt by Ilana Waters”

An Interview with author Ilana Waters: The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt

Today you get to know the author of a middle grade fantasy novel The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt, which is a promising start to the Hartlandia series. Here’s an interesting interview with Ilana Waters. A little about the author: Ilana Waters is a freelance writer who lives in New Jersey. When not creating content for websites,Continue reading “An Interview with author Ilana Waters: The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt”

Rick & Wylie’s Fantastical, Magical Adventures by Andi Katsina

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. For those of you, who were intrigued by Andi Katsina’s interview posted on this blog last week, this is a review of her fantastical and magical book called Rick & Wylie’s Fantastical, Magical Adventures. Summary: Every few thousand years, true evil, the likesContinue reading “Rick & Wylie’s Fantastical, Magical Adventures by Andi Katsina”

For Keeps by Aaron Paul Lazar

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. I’ve been kind of busy lately so it took me a long time to get around to writing this review. Summary (from here): When retired family doctor Sam Moore’s old girlfriend is murdered in a local hotel, the police suspect his involvement. TheContinue reading “For Keeps by Aaron Paul Lazar”