Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rameau’s review archive: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Synopsis: Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed. Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, book review, read in 2012, recommending, YA | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Review: The Coffee Legacy (Wiener Blut 01) by Katharina Bordet

Synopsis (from Goodreads): An old café, an even older legend and a new threat. When Isabelle’s secret past returns to haunt her nightmares, she must take action to protect her family from a threat that is closer than she realizes. … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, fairy tale, fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Review: Take a Closer Look by Daniel Arasse (translated from French by Alyson Waters)

I got this one as a gift from Tasha/heidenkind whose lovely book blog is always worth a visit– thank you very much for your generosity! Summary: It is a series of six rather short but very original essays about some … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Lola ylösalaisin (Lola uppochner) by Monika Fagerholm

Lola ylösalaisin by Monika Fagerholm Ehkäpä jonain päivänä otan omasta neuvostani vaarin ja lakkaan lukemasta kriitikoiden suosittelemia kirjoja. Ne nimittäin yleensä tuottavat suurimmat pettymykset. Takakannessa Fagerholmin kieltä kehutaan hypnoottiseksi, mikä on tässä yhteydessä kiertoilmaus jankkaavalle. Satunnaiset ilmaisut ja lauseet toistuvat … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, crime, rameau, read in 2013 | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Movie Review: Lilo & Stitch directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (2002)

Synopsis: Lilo is a cute, thoroughly mixed-up Hawaiian orphan constantly at loggerheads with Nani, her twenty-something sister and guardian. Life’s been one long round of arguments since the girls’ parents died in a car crash. Lilo has become angry, lonely … Continue reading

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God’s War (Bel Dame Apocrypha 01) by Kameron Hurley

Synopsis: Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn’t make any difference… On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins … Continue reading

Posted in book review, fantasy, grimdark, read in 2015, recommending, sci-fi | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Review: Riding in Cars with Girls by Evangeline Jennings

I got a complimentary copy of this collection from the author (I guess) in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately I’ve lost all the e-mails connected to it so if I twisted any of the facts a bit it is … Continue reading

Posted in BDSM, book review, chicklit, contemporary, crime, lgbtq, novellas & short stories | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Rameau’s review archive: His Heart’s Obsession by Alex Beecroft

Synopsis: Kingston, Jamaica, 1752 Robert Hughes, a lieutenant–and rogue–in the British Royal Navy, is in love with his gorgeous fellow officer, Hal Morgan. Hal only has eyes for their captain–a man who’ll never share their inclinations. Night after night aboard … Continue reading

Posted in historical, lgbtq, meh, novellas & short stories, read in 2012 | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Review: No Such Thing As Werewolves by Chris Fox

I got a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review from the agent of the author – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way Synopsis: A mysterious, black pyramid predating all known cultures … Continue reading

Posted in alternate history, book review, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, thriller, urban fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Rise by Karina Bliss

Originally posted on Love in the Margins. Synopsis: Acclaimed literary biographer Elizabeth Winston writes about long-dead heroes. So bad-boy rock icon Zander Freedman couldn’t possibly tempt her to write his memoir. Except the man is a mass of fascinating contradictions–manipulative, … Continue reading

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