Posts Tagged: Strange Chemistry

Duck and Covers: Don’t you love it when artists find inspiration?

First up, #1 New York Time Bestseller Divergent from HarperCollins and Skulk from Strange Chemistry. Skulk attempts to capitalize on the catching quality that the fiery logo in the sky communicates on Divergent. Unfortunately, the silhouettes running in the Subway tunnel doesn’t seem to be nearly as epic feeling as the Big City skyline of the bestselling… Read more »

It’s like a melody in my head by T.L. Costa

So, when it comes to voice in fiction, I feel I can only speak to my opinion of what voice is and how I use it in my writing. The answer, simply enough, is music. When I was little I remember sitting at my father’s feet as he played the guitar. He could play lots… Read more »

Playing Tyler by T.L. Costa (a quick review for a quick read)

I’ve read more young adult this year than ever before and by and large it’s been a tremendous decision. I continue to be impressed with the quality of character and story, demonstrating why the genre(?) continues to garner attentions from readers of all ages. I would note Angry Robot imprint, Strange Chemistry has been the source of… Read more »

Another reading log. . .

In an effort to “catch up”, I’ve compressed several books into a single post. I hope this will be the last of my omnibus reviewing. Enjoy!   The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck — Held back by an ending that doesn’t quite capitalize on the exceptional beginnings, Kassa Gambit remains a very entertaining debut effort. It works best as… Read more »

Three Short Reviews of Recently Read Books (October)

I’ve fallen behind a bit in my reviewing, with some ten books read as yet unreviewed. In an effort to catch up, I’m going to do write three short reviews here. It isn’t just a matter of catching up, the truth is books don’t always have a thousand word review in them, and who would… Read more »

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

How much of a novel’s success or failure is predicated on its voice? I would argue there’s a compelling case to be made that it’s a primary one. The problem is that voice is an extremely subjective measurement defined in semantics. I ask the question because Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse is written in… Read more »