About

I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield

Do you have a cat like Simon’s Cat? Or do you know someone who does?
Recently, my friend at work sent me a link to a site that was like cute overload and in it was an embedded video of Simon’s Cat. I couldn’t stop laughing! I ended up watching a few more videos and then [...]

Alcestis by Katharine Beutner

In Greek mythology, Alcestis is known as the good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. Alcestis tells of a childhood spent with her sisters in the bedchamber where her mother died giving birth to her and of her [...]

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick

Unwanted and unloved, Miriel Weaver finds herself forced into a closed convent by her violent stepfather. Outside, the civil war of 1216 rages through the English countryside, throwing into jeopardy all that its people hold dear. As the turmoil outside reaches a peak, Miriel itches to break free from her life inside as a religious [...]

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

By all accounts, Sirantha Jax should have burned out years ago… As the carrier of a rare gene, Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace—a talent which cuts into her life expectancy, but makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. But then the ship she’s navigating crash-lands, and she’s accused of [...]

Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted

The first ten issues of the hit series from writer Matt Wagner and rising star artist Amy Reeder Hadley are collected in this new trade paperback! Madame Xanadu’s powers of sight can change the course of human history, but her vision is clouded when she looks into herself. Thrown into worlds of war and men, [...]

Black Ships by Jo Graham

In a time of war and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, chosen at the age of seven to be the voice of the Lady of the Dead, she is destined to counsel kings. When nine black ships appear, captained by an exiled Trojan prince, Gull must decide [...]

Girls by The Luna Brothers (Volume 1: Conception)

Ethan Daniels is a typical bachelor who suffers from one, infallible truth: dealing with the opposite sex can be complicated. One night, he bumps into a mysterious woman who will change his life… and maybe even the world. Collects GIRLS #1-6.
I had no idea what to expect when I picked this up. The summary was [...]

Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness Volume 1

Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness Volume 1 (Penny Farthing Press)
In 1908, the world is an unstable place. Germany and Great Britain posture and glare at one another in a prelude to World War I, the Young Turks challenge the last Turkish Sultans for control of the Ottoman Empire, and legends are excavated from desert [...]

Book Project Review: Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few. Two [...]

Book Review: Thirst: No. 1, by Christopher Pike

Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive. Her [...]