Dune

Written By: Frank Herbert Published By: Ace Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the latest film version of the Frank Herbert science fiction novel, Dune, hit the theaters, I listened to my friends’ enthusiasm and wondered at it.  My father had this book on our shelves when I was a kid and even though heContinue reading “Dune”

Upgrade

Written By: Blake Crouch Published By: Ballantine Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I am a very fast reader and love reading new and exciting books from authors I haven’t sampled before.  Recently, I was offered an opportunity to review a science fiction novel by Blake Crouch called Upgrade.  I wasn’t entirely certain what itContinue reading “Upgrade”

Star Wars: Queen’s Hope

Written By: E.K. Johnston Published By: Disney Publishing Worldwide Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I’m always on the lookout for Star Wars novels, no matter where they fall out on the timeline.  So, when Netgalley.com offered Star Wars: Queen’s Hope for review, I jumped at the opportunity.  I love learning more about Padmé Amidala andContinue reading “Star Wars: Queen’s Hope”

Nameless

Written By: Dean Koontz Published By: Amazon Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                During the pandemic, I was looking for quick reads that I could download to my cleanable Kindle should I get stuck at work and have downtime to actually read.  I was directed to a series of short stories by Dean Koontz calledContinue reading “Nameless”

The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome

Has The Movie Industry Run Out Of Ideas? by Melissa Minners             There has been a trend in the movie industry; a trend that may have begun long ago in a galaxy far, far away…or even further back than that.  Once upon a time there was a thing called the serial movie.  Basically, the powersContinue reading “The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome”

The Suicide Squad

(Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Composed By: John Murphy Distributed By: Troll Court / Water Tower Music Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                On August 6, 2021, Troll Court/ Water Tower Music released two albums featuring the music of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.  The first album is The Suicide Squad Original Motion PictureContinue reading “The Suicide Squad”

The Last Herald Mage Series

Author: Mercedes Lackey Published By: DAW Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners    Mercedes Lackey sees herself as a storyteller.  It’s her job, she states on her website, and a job well done in my opinion.  Fantasy novels aren’t the only forms of literature Lackey is interested in.  She has also received acclaim for the lyrics sheContinue reading “The Last Herald Mage Series”

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance

Author:  Oliver Bowden Published By: Ace Books  Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Since seeing the promos for the Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed III, I have been longing to know more about this gaming series.  I was impressed with the idea of a video game that is steeped in historical fiction, featuring well-known moments and charactersContinue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance”

The Order of the Key

Written By: Justine Manzano Review By Melissa Minners                So, I get this message from my sister – she’s about to be published and her book comes out…smack dab in the middle of the pandemic.  No worries, right?  Amazon to the rescue.  I pre-order The Order of the Key by Justine Manzano and sit backContinue reading “The Order of the Key”

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