Archibald Lox and the Rubicon Dictate by Darren Shan

What a groptastic roller coaster of a ride! Book 6 of Darren Shan’s newest series picks up at the grop tournament (a type of hyper-violent rugby) in Ruby where plans are made and foiled. Before Hugo, Inez, and Archie can kidnap Hiroto, he’s kidnapped by our two favorite assassins Orlan and Argate. What are two … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Slides of Bon Repell by Darren Shan

This book hit me in a million directions, and not all of them in a good way. Spoiler-free summary: The grop tournament is getting underway, bringing old friends, old enemies, and new problems to Archie’s life in the Merge. As this is Book 5 of 9, I will try to keep my review spoiler-free but … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Forgotten Crypt by Darren Shan

I devoured this book in a day and can’t wait to see what happens in this next set of books. We join Archie one year after returning to the Born (London) after helping Inez get Princess Ghita to the vote of alignment on time. He’s struggling emotionally, constantly torn between wanting to return to the … Read more

The Archer by Paulo Coelho

I finished reading The Archer a few days ago and hoped the right words would eventually come to mind, but they haven’t. I’m still in awe of the simplicity and depth of this short work. Originally published in 2003 as The Way of the Bow, it was retitled and republished in 2020. The Archer tells … Read more

Event Zero Origin by LARS

Event Zero Origin: The Last Watcher by LARS is a fantasy tale that opens with Ramdhelior, a Nulian, traveling to the city near his cave home for supplies. What he finds is much more than the finest spice blend… he finds himself guardian of a seemingly human infant named Bliss. After the town is ravaged, … Read more

Tacky Goblin by T. Sean Steele

Tacky Goblin by T. Sean Steele is one of those quick, quirky reads that leaves you asking, “What the **** did I just read?” The book begins with our main character preparing to leave for Los Angeles to move in with his sister, Kim. He is laying on his bed talking to the mold mouth … Read more