About Samara

Samara Rowling (no relation to J.K., at least that she is aware of) is often told that she likes “weird” books, also known as speculative fiction. Since obtaining degrees in journalism, English literature, and library and information management, she has worked as a freelance blogger, technical writer, librarian, and bookseller. She is the author of the middle grade fantasy novel, The Alchemist’s Apprentice, available as an e-book via Smashwords and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Her non-fiction has been published on Hodderscape, UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton’s website for science fiction, fantasy, and horror, US pop culture website, The Mary Sue, and entertainment news site  TVOvermind, as well as technology and lifestyle blogs. You can see more reviews * and find out what other weird books she is reading by following her on Goodreads.


* I don’t believe in negative reviews so you won’t see any of those here. One of the fundamental principles of readers’ advisory is that there’s a book for every reader, and a reader for every book. As such, no book is without merit. That’s why I don’t use a star ratings system. I prefer reviews that focus on why someone might like a book, not why they won’t.