Review of A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna. ★★★★ Years ago, I read Sangu Mandanna’s debut novel. While I wasn’t exactly blown away, I thought it’d be worth returning to her work later on in her career. So when I heard about her second book, A Spark of White Fire, a young adult sci-fi novel inspired by the Mahabharata,…

Review of Daughters of a Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby

Daughters of the Forgotten Light. ★★1/2 Do you ever read a book and feel like you might have liked the storyline better if it was written by someone else? That’s sort of what I felt about Daughters of Forgotten Light. In a future devastated by an unexpected ice age and constant war over resources, mothers have total…

Review of Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews. ★★★★ Magic Triumphs is the last book in the Kate Daniels series, my all-time favorite urban fantasy series. What am I going to do without more Kate Daniels books to look forward to? As with any last book in a beloved series, reading Magic Triumphs was a bittersweet experience. In the prologue to Magic Triumphs,…

Review of The Dreaming Stars by Tim Pratt

The Dreaming Stars by Tim Pratt. ★★★★ Tim Pratt’s The Wrong Stars was exactly the sort of book I was looking for — a fun space opera with some truly great aliens and queer protagonists. The Dreaming Stars is everything I could ask for from a sequel. However, if you haven’t read The Wrong Stars I suggest you go pick up a copy…

Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams

The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams. ★★1/2 Do you love action sequences? If so, then this is the book for you! The mysterious Pulse swept across the universe, infecting worlds with various levels of technology-killing radiation, putting some planets pre-spaceflight or even pre-electricity. But alongside the Pulse, something else happened… children started to be born with…

Review of Bookburners: “Alexandria Leaving” by Max Gladstone

Bookburners: “Alexandria Leaving” by Max Gladstone. Season four, episode 10. The final episode of the season is upon us. Team Three heads to Alexandria, where they’ve got to protect the Library from an imminent invasion. Spoilers for previous episodes of Bookburners will follow. The Team’s all ready to defend the Library of Alexandria, but how…

Review of Bookburners: “Eating Words” by Brian Francis Slattery

Bookburners: “Eating Words” by Brian Francis Slattery. Season four, episode 9. In this second to last episode of the season, an all-out attack is launched on the secret society beneath the Vatican. Usual reminder for potential new readers: Bookburners is an urban fantasy serial story, and these reviews will contain spoilers for previous seasons and episodes. The former…

Review of Rogue Protocal by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells. ★★★★ Hooray, more Murderbot! Seriously, if you’re expecting this review to be much more than that, you’re not going to get it. Sorry, that’s just the way it is. I am a complete Murderbot fangirl. If you’re not familiar with this excellent novella series, go read All Systems Red right now. After the events…

Bookburners: “A Message Across Worlds” by Mur Lafferty

Bookburners: “A Message Across Worlds” by Mur Lafferty. Season four, episode 8. Before I get into the thick of it, here’s the usual reminder for potential new readers: Bookburners is an urban fantasy serial story by Serial Box that I’d recommend, and this review will contain spoilers for previous episodes. With all that out of the way,…

Review of Bookburners: “Wax” by Andrea Phillips

Bookburners: “Wax” by Andrea Phillips. Season four, episode 7. Apologies for this review being late! Somehow I keep running behind. Before I dive into this episode, if you’re not familiar with Bookburners, it’s an urban fantasy serial story that I’m quite a fan of! You can see my review of Season One here. Note, this review will…