Archive | January 2011

Kathryn Meyer Griffith – The Nameless One

The Nameless One by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (1993) (Author’s Revised Edition 2011)
Length: 35 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 25 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathryn for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 22 January 2011
Why do I have it? I have liked Kathryn Meyer as an author ever since I read her book Witches in high school.

When archeologists Laura and Julian Bennet discover the tomb of an ancient Egyptian Queen known in legend as ‘The Nameless One’, they choose to ignore the whispered curses about the Queen and her sorcerous ways. Upon opening the tomb, they unknowingly release an evil into the world that is better kept buried. Will they be strong enough to pay the price for defeating it? I really enjoyed this short story by one of my favorite authors. I did a paper on the Curse of King Tut in college and am very interested in Egyptian history. I give this story an A!


A! – (90-95%)


Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire

Matt Haig – The Radleys

5. The Radleys by Matt Haig (2010)
Length: 366 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 14 January 2011
Finished: 24 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kristin at Free Press
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 December 2010
Why do I have it? I live quirky books and I love horror.

The Radleys are a normal dysfunctional English family. Peter is an overworked doctor, Helen is an unhappy housewife, Rowan and Clara are their teenaged children – Rowan is being bullied and Clara is an anemic recent vegan. The only secret that the Radleys have is a seventeen-year-old one that no one knows but themselves. Peter and Helen are vampires, trying to raise their children as normally as possible.

When Clara commits a shocking and oddly satisfying act of violence, she attracts the attention of the police, forcing her parents to shatter the shield of lies around their children. Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw off the police and in the process and cracks the Radleys idyllic marriage wide open.

I enjoyed this book very much and give it an A!


A! – (90-95%)

Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire

Joel M. Andre – Cry of the Fallen

4. Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre (2010)
The Black Chronicles Book 1
Length: 224 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 17 January 2011
Finished: 19 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book
How long was it on my TBR pile? Since 8 September 2010
Why do I have it? I like horror.

Lauren Bruni is a detective with the Arizona Police Department whose life is falling apart. Her marriage has disolved, her daughter is missing and her partner has begun to hate her. When increasingly violent murders begin to occur that seem to be somehow connected to Lauren, she must find a way to protect her people from a demonic killer known as the Cowboy. I really liked this book even though it was extremely violent in parts. I give it a B+!


B+! – (89-94%)


Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire

Jacquitta A. McManus – Anyia: Dream of a Warrior

3. Anyia: Dream of a Warrior by Jacquitta A. McManus (2010)
Labyrinth’s Door Book 1
Length: 64 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started/Finished: 12 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Jacquitta for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 July 2010
Why do I have it? I like fantasy.

Anyia has always dreamed of being a warrior, a forbidden art for the women of her village. Amoondia is the only woman ever to become a warrior – her name legend in her community. Anyia attempts to find Amoondia to learn from her, but will Anyia’s one act of disobedience be her last when she is kidnapped and used as a pawn in the coming war. I really enjoyed this middle grade story that also has activities for children as well. Anyia has the makings of a strong will that will carry her through other stories. I give this book an A!

Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire

Kath Russell – A Pointed Death

2. A Pointed Death by Kath Russell (2010)
The Pointer Mysteries Book 1
Length: 352 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 1 January 2011
Finished: 11 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 December 2010
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries.



When entrepeneur Nola Billingsley finds the body of her embezzling employee, she is not necessarily broken up by the discovery. She definitely wished him dead but the police think that she made her wish come true and think of her as the prime suspect. Nola decides to solve the crime, even as she begins falling for the detective assigned to the case. She and her shorthaired pointer Skootch must unravel the clues to find a murderer before they strike again. 


I really enjoyed this mystery very much and give it an A+!


A+! – (96-100%)

Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire

Lee Mather – The Green Man

1. The Green Man by Lee Mather (2010)
Length: 30 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 2 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Lee for sending my mother a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 27 November 2010
Why do I have it? I commandeered the ebook after my mother finished reading it.

I borrowed this book from Rosefire to read after she did. I’m going to let her review speak for itself. I did truly enjoy this book and agree with Rosefire’s review.


Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire