Review of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. ★★★1/2 I’ve been staring at the draft for this review for about a month now. What can I say? I just don’t have strofeelings about The Cruel Prince. Jude’s mother faked her own death to leave her husband, Madoc, a general of the fae. She started a new life with a human husband…

Review of The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine Faris King

The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine Faris King. ★★★★ Imagine a retelling of the frame story of One Thousand and One Nights, where Scheherazade tells stories each night to avoid death. I’ve seen retellings of this tale before, but Catherine Faris King may have written my favorite. The Ninety-Ninth Bride is a young adult fantasy novel that reads like a cross between The…

Review of Bookburners: “Man About Town” by Andrea Phillips

Bookburners: “Man About Town” by Andrea Phillips. Season four, episode 4. So… what now? The big plot arc of the last few weeks has been resolved, and Team Three doesn’t have any pressing goals. I mean, besides the general, “save the world” thing, which it’s hard to come up with a concrete plan for. Oh,…

Review of Born to the Blade Season One

Born to the Blade by Michael R. Underwood, Marie Brennan, Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw. ★★★★ Born to the Blade is a political fantasy way up high in the sky, where humanity lives on floating islands and casts magic by inscribing signals with swords. Born to the Blade is also a serial story produced by Serial Box, which specializes…

Author Interview: Sam Hawke on City of Lies

If you’ve seen my review, you’ll know I’m absolutely in love with Sam Hawke’s debut fantasy novel, City of Lies. I was so in love with it that I had to ask Sam Hawke over for an interview. And luckily for me, she agreed!

June 2018 Monthly Recap

Hello everyone! For the last two months, I’ve been horrifically behind on reviews. This month, I haven’t been reading as much as usual either. Although I think I just had a book that got me out of the slump — The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. It’s not what I usually read (more contemporary YA than sci-fi),…

Review of Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. ★★★★ Prime Meridian is a lovely, quiet science fiction novella. Amelia is a lonely woman, drifting through an unsatisfying life in Mexico City. She’s wound up living with her bossy older sister and her two nieces in one cramped apartment, while she works a series of odd temp jobs, mostly as someone…

Review of Bookburners: “Alexander Norse” by Margaret Dunlap

Bookburners: “Alexander Norse” by Margaret Dunlap. Season four: episode 3. In the newest episode of Bookburners, the murder investigation continues. Welcome back to my weekly Bookburners reviews! If you’re not familiar with Bookburners, it’s an urban fantasy serial story written by an amazing team of authors. Also, since I’m not several seasons in, this is not the place to…

Author Interview: Rebecca Roanhorse on Trail of Lightning

One of my favorite books of the summer has been Rebecca Roanhorse’s highly anticipated urban fantasy debut, Trail of Lightning. I’m overjoyed to be able to bring you this interview so you can see all the reasons why you can learn a little bit more about this fantastic book.

June 2018 Short Story Reading Part II

I’ve been listening to a ton of short story podcasts lately! Mostly Apex, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I’ve fallen a bit (okay, more like a lot) behind on my short story updates, but this post should help get me back on track.