Aug 242012
Review:  Wild Seed (Patternmaster #1) by Octavia Butler

Wild Seed (Patternmaster #1) by Octavia Butler *audio book purchased from and review copy of e-book received from netgalley and the publisher* Rating:  4.5 stars/Grade A Blurb: [box=yellow] Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears no one until she meets Doro. Together they weave a pattern of destiny unimaginable to mortals.[/box] Regina’s Review: I really don’t know where to start with this review.  [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 24, 2012 at 7:02 am
Aug 082012
Review:  Kindred by Octavia Butler

Kindred by Octavia Butler *bought e-book from Amazon* Rating: 5 Skulls/Grade A++ Blurb: [box=blue]Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 8, 2012 at 9:34 am
Jul 302012
Review:  Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1) by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1) by Octavia Butler *Book purchased used* Rating:  5 skulls/Grade A++ Blurb: [box=blue]When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister’s young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny… and the birth of a new faith.[/box] Regina’s Review: I am going to start this review off by asking a theoretical question. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2012 at 9:59 am