A. E. Reads: Patternmaster [Book Review]

Today is my final review in Ocativa Butler’s The Patternist series. Patternmaster, published in 1976 by Octavia Butler, was the first book to be published in the series but is actually the last book chronologically and therefore is the last book I read. I read the series chronologically, so I read Wild Seed first, then…

A. E. Reads: Clay’s Ark [Book Review]

The novel by Octavia Butler, Clay’s Ark, originally published in 1984, was written last in the 4-book Patternist series, however it comes third in chronology. The story takes place after Wild Seed (1980) and Mind of My Mind (1977.) However, as much as I’ve enjoyed Octavia Butler’s other works, Clay’s Ark was honestly such a disappointment…

A. E. Reads: Mind of my Mind [Book Review]

Mind of my Mind was written by Octavia Butler and published in 1977. It is the sequel to Wild Seed and the second novel in the Patternist series. I loved Wild Seed and I also loved Mind of my Mind. Mind of my Mind is so much about freedom and emancipation. Without getting into spoilers,…

A. E. Reads: Wild Seed

Wild Seed is the book review topic today, by Octavia Butler and published 1980. Wild Seed is all about character. And without a doubt, the main character who needed the most development, and that we got, was Doro.  To call Doro cruel is to put it lightly. I won’t call him evil, because being evil…

A. E. Reads: Hollow City [Book Review]

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the second novel in the series Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. Hollow City picks up directly after Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ends and continues the story right away with no time skip. The children are in London during WWII air raids, and find themselves facing bombs as well…

A. E. Reads: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [Book Review]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was published in 2011 by writer and filmmaker Ransom Riggs. The story is about a boy named Jacob Portman who finds out the fantasy stories his grandfather used to tell him were actually reality and the adventure Jacob goes on to find out the truth. Miss Peregrine’s Home for…