The Silent Companions By:
March 6, 2018
I haven’t read a book that made me lay awake at night staring at the ceiling in fear for a very long time. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell is a wonderful book that scared the absolute shit out of me.
Dreamland Burning By:
February 21, 2017
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
It has been a long time since a book has struck me in the sort of way Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham struck me. It’s the sort of book that is devoured, read with the sort of all-consuming fervor that makes a person look up bewildered when the phone rings, or wondering when exactly the sun set. I loved this book. This book is important. It matters.
The Novel of the Tumpinamba Indian By:
E. F. Granell
David Coulter Release Date:
December 12, 2017
City Lights Publishers
When I heard that a novel written by a surrealist artist was being published in English for the first time, I knew I needed to read it. I was fascinated, both by the subject matter and the writer. The Novel of the Tumpinamba Indian is a surrealist take on the Spanish Civil War and was written by E. F. Granell, artist and revolutionary.
The Ghost and the Lady Vol. 1 By:
(English Translation) October 25, 2016; (Original) July 23, 2015
The Ghost and the Lady Rating:
My husband recommended I read The Ghost and the Lady Volume 1, not because he knew anything about the story or that it was created by the same mangaka that created Ushio and Tora, but because he saw the fabulously dressed man with a fabulous hat on the cover. And boy do I like fabulously dressed men with fabulous hats. Hey, he knows me well. As it turned out, this was a fantastic move as it has nearly everything I love in it – fabulously dressed people, a healthy dose of fantasy, awesome fights, some brilliant artwork, and (my favorite) history.
Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale By:
June 15, 2016
Stillpoint Digital Press
Seasons of the Sword, Book #1 Award:
BAIPA Great Reads Award - Best in Class Received From:
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler is a tale about a young girl, nicknamed Risuko, living in Japan in the age of the samurai. Her father died several years earlier, and she lives in relative poverty with her sister and mother. When the story opens, Risuko is sold to a rich women, with the intent of becoming a kunoichi – something she hasn’t necessarily heard of and doesn’t, at first, understand.
When I first stumbled across Risuko, I was very excited, and wanted to get my hands on a copy any way possible. I loved the cover, I loved the setting, and I loved the synopsis. Once I did, I started the book immediately.