Posts By: Rebecca

Review: Mad Hatters and March Hares by Ellen Datlow

Review: Mad Hatters and March Hares by Ellen Datlow

January 18, 2018 Review 0

MAD HATTERS AND MARCH HARES is a short story anthology inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Edited by Ellen Datlow, the anthology twists Alice in Wonderland into stories about a commercialized Wonderland, a grieving mother, a cat turned human, and a fantastic dinner between Alice Hargreaves and Peter Llewellyn Davies.

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Review: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Review: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

December 20, 2017 Review 0

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS is an important, excellently-crafted novel. If you love magical realism, you’ll gorge yourself on metaphors, similes, and imagery. However, like most magical realism books, WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS is heavy on emotional growth but light on plot.

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Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

November 13, 2017 Review 0

Motherhood is complex. Your body changes, your identity changes. THE END WE START FROM takes these overwhelming changes and throws in an apocalyptic event for good measure. The story starts as the unnamed narrator, with her husband and friends, prepares for a water birth. In the first few pages the prose is purple, drenched in metaphor rather than conveying the narrator’s frame of mind. It’s not until the narrator gives birth and goes to her in-laws that the story really starts.

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Sightlines (The Community Book 3) by Santino Hassell

Sightlines (The Community Book 3) by Santino Hassell

October 12, 2017 Review 0

Working to take down an evil organization is hard when you’re still on the inside. As the 3rd book in a series, SIGHTLINES wraps up the Community plotline. As an evil company, Community seems to get worse and worse with every chapter. Inside the Farm, there’s torture, reprogramming and rape. Despite the bleakness, Chase Payne’s sarcasm and constant dickery keeps the bleakness from getting too dark.

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