Velvet Was the Night, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Noir, Pulp Fiction; 2021) I have something shocking to tell you. I read a book that does not contain magic! Gasp. That gasp is fitting for another reason: Velvet Was the Night lives in an interesting space between noir and historical fiction. Written by the author of Gods … Continue reading Review: Velvet Was the Night (Moreno-Garcia)
Gods of Jade and Shadow, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Fantasy; 2019) Go on. Get your heart broken by this book. I dare you. After finding the Mayan God of Death locked in her grandfather's room, Casiopeia Tun embarks on a modern-ish (a hundred years ago) Odyssey-style quest to return Hun-Kame to power and thwart his usurping … Continue reading Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow (Moreno-Garcia)
Happy Thanksgiving to all the American readers out there. I can hardly believe it’s that time...partly because I was convinced the holiday after Halloween was Christmas for a minute there. It’s been a year. My thoughts will be with those of you who will be missing somebody, or just celebrating alone. We’ll be having a quiet … Continue reading Thanksgiving already?!