Reading other blogs, I see folks saying they’ve read well over 150 books in a year. Listen, I have a life or, I should say, I have a job. And this blog is my side bitch.
Zombie’s, detectives being chased by ‘them’ and my favorite, the superhero that maybe isn’t that super. All good weird, stories with a diverse cast of characters.
“Welcome to the average middle class American family. Living paycheck to paycheck and/or one healthcare crisis away from poverty. It’s like a CNN statistic come to life.”
“I remember reading it & thinking everything about me, a young, black girl from West Philly, was magical. The way I talked, dressed, what music I listened to, how I cooked my food, even my cycle..all a gift…”
“The tale is a good one filled with all my favorite things: murder, suspense, plot twist, star-crossed lovers and black people..”
“Her stories share multi-layered themes of race, gender and sex as they relate to power. Set in 17-1800’s, the height of the African slave trade, Butler, in a fiction novel, reflects true history.”
Insecure, depressed and abusing her body, the story is about how this young lady pulls herself out of it all, by slowly allowing herself to engage with the world around her and FEELING.
This is the first book in a series following agent Joe Ledger. He’s like a mix of Jack Reacher and John Wick. Intelligent, sarcastic and superhero like ability in his job. He and his team routinely take on acts of bioterrorism.
“..the story is about overcoming fear so incredible, it manifests in a physical nature, before you can become who you are destined. There’s good writing around us being taught to be docile Christians following man instead of God & how God intended for us to be powerful: physically & mentally. “
Dekker is a Christian, thriller writer and ALL of his stories include over the top, fantastic confrontations between good and evil. The layers of imagery and lessons embedded in his stories are incredible, this one being the best I’ve read so far.
“The series tells the story of people that have been exposed to ‘Living Blood’. Depending on how the blood is taken, you could live a healthy 200+ years or forever. This entry gives a lot of history on where the blood originated and demonstrates the lengths some will go to get it. “
“… murder, mayhem, sexy deep voiced black men (in my head💁🏾), some African gods, a big beautiful, creepy house, and very interesting characters make this a great haunted house story. “
“The story twists and turns and we get to enjoy some great self discovery about the characters but, the shit is weird. You will think twice before exploring weirdness in real life.”
“Initially, I kept thinking “How did I get here?” So shortly after experiencing such lush & intelligent descriptions of Africa and it’s culture in Children of Blood & Bone, why am I subjecting myself to the ignorant musings of …”
The premise is a few kids racing against time and away from bad(wo)men to bring magic back into their world in order to save their people from oppression by the evil monarchy.
Like a weekend of binge watching reality tv, so is an EJD book. Expect to be entertained on a mid to low, carnal vibration. In that vein, this was a good, quick read.
This guy seemingly goes out of his way to add some texture to his characters: Gun loving, drunk veterans, single Black moms, Asian editors, Russian terrorists and a gay, female, heroine. Enjoy the ride.
This is a book of short stories, mostly horrific in nature. Not the big over the top horrific, but, the subtle, maybe I’ll convince my kid to help me kill my wife today, kind of horrific.
“…kids know a lot of bad things that would scare adults. The child in me agrees. Barely trying, I can remember more than a dozen ‘truths’ from my childhood that would have creeped out any adult.”
Lil’Danny’s all grown up and messed up and now we get to see how his psychic ability plays out in his adult life. I wanted to like this story. The Overlook Hotel is horror/suspense legend.
“I became so enthralled in the lives of the characters that I would think about them in my hours not reading. Is school out yet? What happened today? What did Mia make? What will Mrs. Richardson do? “
The story is about a demon and angel joining forces, of sort, to avoid the apocalypse, as described in Revelations, because…well, they’ve been stationed on Earth for sometime and dammit they like it here!
The characters in this book are living a boring adult life rife with struggle and love when thrust into an environment that forces them to deal with the extremely fantastical.
“First book of 2018 that I’ve loved! ❤️❤️”
“I wanted this to be a quick, fast paced read. It is NOT a fast read. “
“..you don’t have to be an 80’s SyFy geek to love this book, but, it helps. The character plot twist is a plus as well.”