Demon in Sight, by Dan Rix

There are many emotions a reader goes through when faced with the final book in a series s/he has been enjoying. Obviously, there’s the unbridled excitement that a new book is out, but it’s also a bittersweet feeling because after that, there will be no more. There may be trepidation, based on high expectations that […]

Black Sun, by Dan Rix

Whoa! Wow. What? Back at the start of the year, I binge-read the first four books in Rix’s Translucent series. I loved them, and you can go back and read my reviews of them here, here, here, and here. It’s been several months since I was last in narrator Leona’s headspace, and would that hiatus break […]

Author Spotlight: Dan Rix

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If you were following my reviews back in the beginning of this year, you saw that I binge-read the first four parts of the Translucent series. Well, the fifth (and penultimate) book—Black Sun—just came out. I’m excited to start reading it, but I’m even more excited to feature author Dan Rix today! Welcome to the […]

Slaying Shadows, by Dan Rix

Let me start by saying that I didn’t know I’d enjoy this series so much, and I certainly didn’t know I’d plow through these four books so quickly. When I started, I didn’t realize how long the series was, so when I read the author’s note at the end of the third book telling me […]

Ash and Darkness, by Dan Rix

Okay, I’m admittedly binge-reading this series right now. I’ve got to give author Dan Rix a lot of credit for writing such an engaging narrative—a strong and believably flawed main character in Leona Hewitt, gripping storylines with many twists and turns, and intriguing ideas about guilt and humanity—that I don’t want to put the books […]

Of Starlight, by Dan Rix

I recently read, reviewed, and thoroughly enjoyed Translucent, the first book in this series. It was a great mixture of teen angst, mystery/thriller, science fiction (with enough actual science to satisfy this physics teacher), and symbolism. There was a strong character arc—Leona’s search for a way to absolve herself from guilt—that cleverly utilized the major […]

Translucent, by Dan Rix

Imagine a substance that when stretched over an object (or a person) will render it (s/he) invisible. That alone was enough incentive for me to buy this book. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of invisibility, particularly how individual authors would deal with the specifics and the physics of it. If someone’s invisible but […]