Category: Book Reviews

The Wizard Killer 1 & 2 – Adam Dreece

I’ve never been a fan of books written in first person present tense. I had yet to find a book that did it well enough for me to enjoy reading it. It’s not that I have anything against first person books or books written in present tense, but I find when they’re combined it’s difficult to get across the details and emotions necessary for moving the plot forward without breaking first person.

Purgatorium – Connie Di Pietro

I’ll start off by saying that I love anthologies. Collections of short stories are fantastic to have on your shelf for times when you have a few spare moments, but don’t quite want to sit down with a long novel. Being able to start and finish a story in one sitting is a wonderful gift, and Purgatorium is definitely one you’ll want to have on your shelf.

The Grotesques – Tia Reed

I found the plot to be intriguing, and there were definitely a lot of cliffhangers to keep me going—I was happy I was able to listen to it in large chunks because I didn’t have to wait to start the next chapter!

The Odd Bureau Part 3 – Forgotten Folios Society

If you read parts 1 and 2 already, you know that I’ve been sitting next to my mailbox every day waiting for the next piece of the story to arrive. Okay, not literally, but if I didn’t have other responsibilities and commitments I might actually do it. So far, I haven’t been disappointed by the mail order story service, and part 3 is no different.

The Watch – Tyner Gillies

The Watch is a wonderful combination of two of my favourite genres: fantasy and crime. The book itself I must classify as fantastical crime, not only because of its fantasy elements—hello, demon in the basement—but also because the book is fantastic.

Collin Piprell Interview

Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer, a former journalist and editor, resident in Thailand. He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow in politics and...

MOM – Collin Piprell

If you’re looking for a typical guns-in-space kind of science fiction novel, you’re in the wrong place. If, however, you’re looking for a science fiction exploration into the human condition during a time in which humans are becoming extinct, you are in for a mind-blowing treat.

The Forgotten Few – Jamie Campbell

The Forgotten Few tells the story of the journey author Jamie Campbell went through when he took a job as a correctional officer at a Pretrial Center in British Columbia. Dreaming of becoming a police officer, Campbell took this job while attending a local university studying criminology. Unfortunately, this job results in the end of his career, not the beginning he had hoped for.

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