I’m back again this week with a few quick reviews and updates to the upcoming local events section of the page (don’t forget to check that out!) Like an ice cold beverage you’ve just popped the top on and it’s gone to soon, so is this month! WHEW! Hello July, you’re staring at me from around the corner! I hope that all of my readers are enjoying their summer, picking up some truly awesome reads and feeling all the feels (excluding a sunburn) that this sunny & glorious season has to offer.
In lieu of the heat…I’m reviewing Joe Hill’s scorching new novel “The Fireman.” I loved it. I really really loved it. Coffee Tree Books got this sexy tome in an advanced copy and I devoured it. I then immediately wanted to sing from the mountaintops for all Joe Hill fan’s that it was coming and they needed to buy it, in fact, I’d read it all out-loud to them if they didn’t want to wait on the release date. I loved it that much. Without getting into too many specifics, picture a new contagion that leaves its sufferers with a beautiful and dangerous swirling pattern on their skin and the inopportune ability to spontaneously combust. In enters: The fireman. I’m not saying anything else. Go to your local bookstore and buy it. Then thank me.
I like fantasy books. I like creepy books. I occasionally deviate from my favorite genres, but I really like to talk about books that are in those niches and that just make me want to jump up and down. Paul Krueger’s “Last Call at The Nightshade Lounge,” is just that! It was a fun & quick read about a group of bartenders (a.k.a. mixologists) who are able to sling back special concoctions and develop supernatural powers to fight monsters. Contained in the book are excerpts from cocktail lore regarding each drink, its ingredients and side effects. Fabulous!
I’m currently reading the first novel of James S.A. Corey’s Expanse Series, “Leviathan Wakes.” Stay tuned for what I feel may be a lengthy and very excited blog about the accolades of this book. All I can say is that I’m waking up early to get in reading time before work. It’s that good. It’s also a show on SyFy with the Thomas Jane, so how could this be wrong??? Watch it, read it, or do both like me. Either way you take The Expanse series, I think it’s going to be enjoyable.
Now, I’m up for bookish suggestions!! Who has a book they want me to review?! A product that they’d like featured on the blog?? Comment below! Thanks everyone for reading!!!