Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, translated by Alfread Birnbaum | @kurtspring1 #review #sciencefiction

Author: Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (Translator) Book: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the Word Published: 2003 Publisher: Vintage Genre: Science Fiction Source: eBook Rating: Rating: Synopsis: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the Word tracks one man’s descent into an almost cyber-punkish underworld in modern Tokyo. Told in the first person, the story gives no […]

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Daddy Soda by Mira Gibson @mirabison | @kurtsprings1 #review #mystery

Author: Mira Gibson Book: Daddy Soda (New Hampshire Mystery #1) Published: November 2015 Publisher: Mira Gibson Genre: Mystery Source: Paperback Rating: Synopsis: Hannah Cole is a receptionist at the police department in Gilford, New Hampshire. She has worked hard to forget her turbulent upbringing. She has not spoken to her overbearing mother or two half-sisters […]

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He Who Walks in Shadow by Brett J. Talley @brettjtalley | @kurtsprings1 #review #cosmichorror

Author: Brett J. Talley Book: He Who Walks in Shadow (That Which Should Not Be #2) Published: May 2015 Publisher: JournalStone Genre: Horror Source: Paperback         Rating: Synopsis: He Who Walks in Shadow begins with the Carter Weston going missing and presumed dead. The book he guards, Incedium Maleficarum, is nowhere to […]

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The Secret of Dinswood by Ellen Alexander | @kurtsprings1 #review #mystery

Author: Ellen Alexander Book: The Secret of Dinswood Published: September 2008 Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC. Genre: Mystery Source: Paperback     Rating: Synopsis: Emma Higsby is on her way to Dinswood Academy. Emma is a girl still grieving from the loss of her mother. Her father has remarried, and her stepmother is rather […]

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley @natasha_pulley | @kurtsprings1 #review #steampunk

Author: Natasha Pulley Book: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Published: May 2016 Publisher: Bloomsbury Genre: Fantasy Source: Paperback     Rating: Synopsis: Thaniel Steepleton is a Morse code operator at the Home Office in London in 1883. He lives a reasonably quiet life trying to support his widowed sister’s family. This is a time of […]

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Bone Guard Two by E. Chris Ambrose @ecambrose | @kurtsprings1 #Review #Adventure

Author: E. Chris Ambrose Book: Bone Guard Two: The Nazi Skull Published: July 2019 Publisher: Rocinante Genre: Thriller Source: Paperback       Rating: Synopsis: Upon the Bone Guard completing their latest mission, Grant gets word from the reservation where he grew up. Someone broke into the tribal center and attacked his grandfather. He returns […]

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Choices by Alexander F. Patterson | @kurtsprings1 #review #fantasy

Author: Alexander F. Patterson Book: Choices Published: December 2015 Publisher: Draft2Digital Genre: Fantasy Source: eBook     Rating: Synopsis: Richard Orlendr’s story takes place in the Norse world. He clung to the ancient ways and trusted his gods. However, he wasn’t sure why they gave him a sarcastic dragon. He did not charge blindly at […]

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Necessary Evil by Killarney Traynor @killarneytray | @kurtsprings1 #review #mystery

Author: Killarney Traynor Book: Necessary Evil Published: October 2015 Publisher: Createspace Genre: Mystery Source: Paperback         Rating: Synopsis: Several years ago, Maddie Warwick’s uncle was killed in an accident resulting from the negligence of amateur treasure hunters. With holes endangering her family’s horse farm, she forges a letter to disprove the existence […]

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Bone Guard One by E. Chris Ambrose @ecambrose | @kurtsprings1 #review #adventure

Author: E. Chris Ambrose Book: Bone Guard One: The Mongol’s Coffin Published: October 2017 Publisher: Rocinante Genre: Adventure Source: Paperback         Rating: Synopsis: It started as a dream by a former special operations officer. Grant Casey, after watching the destruction of ancient sites in the Middle East, put together a team specializing […]

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The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman @deliasherman | @kurtsprings1 #review #fantasy

Author: Delia Sherman Book: The Freedom Maze Published: November 2011 Publisher: Candlewick Press Genre: Fantasy Source: Paperback       Rating: Winner of the 2012 Andre Norton Award Synopsis: In the summer of 1960, thirteen-year-old Sophie Martineau is recovering from her parents’ divorce. Her mother takes her to stay at her grandmother’s old house in […]

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