Review of An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. ★★★1/2 An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson is a well written YA fantasy debut, even if it does follow some familiar patterns. Additionally, I predict that this story will appeal to fans of Holly Black. The fae cannot create themselves, so they love mortals’ crafts. The rising star of mortal…

Author Interview: Kat Howard

I adored Kat Howard’s debut fantasy novel, Roses and Rot, so I’m incredibly excited for her newest book, An Unkindness of Magicians, which comes out September 26th. I’m so honored to be able to share an interview with her, in which we talk about An Unkindness of Magicians, revolutionary heroines, short stories, and found families. Enjoy!

SFF Releases in the First Half of October 2017

October is a month chock full of splendid science fiction and fantasy releases. I cannot emphasis enough how many incredible books are being released. The quantity and quality are such that I’m breaking the month up to go over releases. I’ll have some catching up to do come November!

Cibola Burn Read Along Part Two

Welcome back to the Cibola Burn read along! Check out the Goodreads discussion to find everyone else’s posts for this week, which covered chapters 13 to 27. To see all of my prior posts for The Expanse read along, check the tag. I was responsible for providing this week’s questions, and spoilers follow.

Throwback Thursday: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip. ★★★★ Trigger warning: attempted rape This fantasy novel is beautiful and lyrical, a classic reminiscent of The Last Unicorn. One thing’s for certain: I need to read more books by Patricia A. McKillip. Sybel has spent her entire life on Eld mountain, mostly in solitude except for the marvelous…

Review of Bookburners: “Homecoming” by Brian Francis Slattery

  Bookburners: “Homecoming by Brian Francis Slattery. Season Three: Episode 9. This episode manages to combine some character development for Menchú with some serious plot development. Team Three has been planning. Almost every incident with Hannah has involved her using a really old magical item. So why not look into old magic to figure out where…

Review of Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen. ★★1/2 This debut YA science fiction novel felt like a bunch of other YA science fiction novels all shoved in a blender. Particularly The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game. Emmett Atwater is one of ten teenagers recruited by the Babel Corporation to sent aboard a spaceship to an alien planet, where he will mine a new…

September Short Fiction Reading Part II

Thankfully, I’ve been finding a bit more time for short fiction than I speculated in my last post. Podcasts are a wonderful thing! Especially since I can listen to them while I do work for my art class.

Author Interview: Max Gladstone

Max Gladstone is one of my favorite writers working today, and if you haven’t read his Craft Sequence books, I highly suggest you look into them. The newest, Ruin of Angels, was released earlier this week, and it is fabulous. Today, Max Gladstone’s here to talk about Ruin of Angels, categorizing genres, and Terry Pratchett.

Cibola Burn Read Along Part One

Hello everyone! We ended up pushing the start of the Cibola Burn back a week due to life events, but the Goodreads SFF group is back on track. For anyone unfamiliar with the read along, we’re reading through The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey. Cibola Burn is the fourth book in the series. My prior posts in the…

Throwback Thursday: Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. ★★★★ Paladin of Souls is a loose sequel to The Curse of Chalion, an epic fantasy novel. However, both books stand alone, and you don’t really need to have read The Curse of Chalion to read Paladin of Souls, which feels less like epic fantasy in some ways. I guess technically the fate of the…