Book Review: The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly […]

Book Review: “A Time to Die” by Nadine Brandes (and GIVEAWAY!)

As soon as I heard about this book, I wanted it. A Time to Die (first in a trilogy) is a dystopian book – like The Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Giver – but by a Christian author and woven through with themes of faith. Nadine Brandes’s desire is that A Time to Die will spur readers on to live life more intentionally, […]

Review of “Firebird” by Kathy Tyers

Lady Firebird Angelo departs her home world expecting death in space combat. Captured instead, she finds a startling destiny among an ancient telepathic family—and a new kind of battle against implacable enemies. Note: this review is for only the first book of the “Firebird” series.  The cover photo is linked to a Kindle trilogy which […]

Some Other Perspectives on “The Hunger Games”

I’m always surprised to see that one of the top posts on this blog is my review of The Hunger Games.  There are a lot of reviews of this book (or the movie) out there right now, and I am continually seeing new ones that bring out other points I didn’t see or didn’t expound […]

Harry Hater to Potterhead: A Christian Reader’s Journey (Part II)

The end of Part I left off when I, onetime vicious detractor of Harry Potter, went to the library and checked out Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  I wanted to read the series for myself, to understand whether my former opinions were true, as well as to scope out what made the bestselling books […]