Review of Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst. ★★★1/2 Ever since I heard Sarah Beth Durst was writing a heist novel starring were-dragons, I’ve been dying to read it. Unfortunately, my expectations may have been a tad too high. Sky Hawkins is going through a rough patch. Months ago, her mother disappeared in the midst of pulling…

Review of In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard. ★★★★ I’ve been telling everyone I know about In the Vanishers’ Palace, a f/f retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”… with dragons! So get ready for a really excited review. Yên is a failed scholar in a harsh world. She and her mother are barely accepted in their village community for…

Review of Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron

Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron. ★★★★ As the last in a five book series, I would not suggest coming into Last Dragon Standing unfamiliar with the preceding books. Although Last Dragon Standing didn’t entirely live up to my expectations, the Heartstriker series remains one of my favorite urban fantasy series out there. If you haven’t read it, I would strongly…

Review of Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. ★★★★ TW: sexual assault (not shown), infant death, suicidal thoughts, slut shaming While Tess of the Road is set in the same world as Seraphina, it is an independent story that stands by itself. Actually, you might enjoy it more if you don’t go in expecting it to be like Seraphina; for Tess of the…

Review of A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron

A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron. ★★★★ It’s official: The Heartstriker series is one of my all-time favorite urban fantasy series. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, please do yourself a favor and start with the first book, Nice Dragons Finish Last. A Dragon of a Different Color is the fourth book in the series, and you’d…

Review of No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron

No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron. ★★★★ No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished solidifies my love for this urban fantasy series. I went out and got the fourth book practically as soon as I finished. This book is the third installment in the series (go to Nice Dragons Finish Last if you’re just starting), and it’s a series you really…

Review of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli. ★★★1/2 Trigger warning: sexual harassment, physical and emotional abuse The Last Namsara is a well written YA fantasy debut. Although I found the romance subplot problematic, I would guess that this book will be a big hit. Asha is the Iskari, the feared weapon and dragon slayer of her father the king….

Review of The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle

The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle. ★★★★ What a delightful story! The village of Styesville believes that they’re in need of a knight to solve their dragon problem. But the solution to their problem arrives largely unnoticed: Dea, a faerie godmother’s apprentice drawn by the rumors of dragons. She soon realizes that there’s something more…

Review of One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron

One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron. ★★★★ I am loving this series so much, and it’s threatening to become on of my all time favorite urban fantasy series. It’s just so much fun! Plus, I love the world and characters. Rachel Aaron is doing truly wonderful work with this series. One Good Dragon Deserves Another is…

Review of Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron. ★★★★ This urban fantasy novel was incredibly fun! Julius is an unusual dragon. For one thing, he’s not ambitious or obsessed with destroying his enemies. He tends to spend most of the time avoiding the larger dragons in his family, until his mother grows tired of him lurking in his…