‘Recursion’ Review: Another Masterpiece from the Brilliant Mind of Blake Crouch

It’s difficult to write about a Blake Crouch novel without an endless stream of deep, existential thoughts and sheer awe that one person could possess so much imagination and talent. Here’s my best attempt… Recursion is another time travel masterpiece from the mind of Blake Crouch, taking us into a world where the very understanding … Continue reading ‘Recursion’ Review: Another Masterpiece from the Brilliant Mind of Blake Crouch

‘This is How You Lose the Time War’ Review: A Masterpiece Set Across the Ages

There are books that can be thrown to the side after reading, never to be thought of again. There are books that stay with you for a few hours, lingering in your thoughts until the next shiny thing comes along. Rarely, there are books that overwhelm you, leaving you trapped in their world, enamored of … Continue reading ‘This is How You Lose the Time War’ Review: A Masterpiece Set Across the Ages

‘The Fire Opal Mechanism’ Review: The Fight to Keep Words From Slipping Away

The Fire Opal Mechanism revels in the power of words to shape generations, detailing a world where books are being stripped of their sentences under the guise of the greater good. It’s a powerful story with many layers, beginning with a conversation on knowledge and who gets to access it.  The Pressman, an obsessed group … Continue reading ‘The Fire Opal Mechanism’ Review: The Fight to Keep Words From Slipping Away

‘Time’s Demon’ Review: Where Smart Storytelling & Masterful Worldbuilding Meet

Time’s Demon is a riveting sequel to my favorite fantasy novel of 2018, Time’s Children. The new addition to the Islevale series goes beyond the initial excitement of time travel, magical abilities and the intrigue of war to dive deeper into the dark mysteries of this masterfully created world. Gone are the trappings of youth, … Continue reading ‘Time’s Demon’ Review: Where Smart Storytelling & Masterful Worldbuilding Meet

‘The Chaos Function’ Review: The Art of Reworking an Apocalypse

The Chaos Function is an expertly crafted journey through the apocalypse, barreling down a winding road of terrifyingly real possibilities. What starts as a typical war reporter story becomes so much more, revealing a technology with a long and questionable history that defies understanding. Skillingstead presents us with a protagonist who is an expert at … Continue reading ‘The Chaos Function’ Review: The Art of Reworking an Apocalypse

‘Alice Payne Rides’ Review: Creating the Right Shade of History

Alice Payne Rides returns us to a world of time travel, filled with daring missions and elaborate plots to keep the world running. This sequel to Alice Payne Arrives adds a new and welcome complexity to the many storylines Alice finds herself in. The race is on to prevent the erasure of a key character … Continue reading ‘Alice Payne Rides’ Review: Creating the Right Shade of History