Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

I almost don’t know where to start talking about Kindred. It’s emotionally challenging yet deceptively easy to read. It combines straightforward prose with horrific themes. I was totally engaged reading it, but was left feeling wanting. My heart wants to passionately recommend it, but my brain is slightly more reserved.On her 26th birthday, in 1976,… Continue reading Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Penny Dreadful Books by Christopher Edge

   There are three books in Christopher Edge’s Penny Dreadful series, featuring Penelope Treadwell, the thirteen-year-old proprietor of The Penny Dreadful magazine and author of the chilling Montgomery Flinch stories that have made the magazine so popular. Her uncle, William Wigram, her best friend Alfie, and the somewhat unreliable actor Monty Maples assist Penny in… Continue reading The Penny Dreadful Books by Christopher Edge