ARC review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. “Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of … Continue reading ARC review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

ARC Review: The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall // a f/nonbinary pirate fantasy, then why am I disappointed?

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic. Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora … Continue reading ARC Review: The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall // a f/nonbinary pirate fantasy, then why am I disappointed?

I read one short story a day for 21 days and it went just as well as you might expect // wrap-up and discussion

Life stopped being normal a while ago for all of us, and I feel like everyone has done something weird or unusual since lockdown started. Got into a new hobby, completely rearranged their apartment, bought too many houseplants, done things without a reason other than just because. I did some of those things too, but … Continue reading I read one short story a day for 21 days and it went just as well as you might expect // wrap-up and discussion

ARC Review: Crystal Caged (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #5) by Elise Kova

I was sent this book as an advanced copy for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. One way or another... she will be the end of the world. With powers that weren't supposed to be touched by mortal hands, Vi Solaris is determined to free herself and the world from the deadly vortex … Continue reading ARC Review: Crystal Caged (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #5) by Elise Kova

ARC Review: The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. In the sequel to The Fever King, Noam Álvaro seeks to end tyranny before he becomes a tyrant himself. Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained … Continue reading ARC Review: The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Audiobook review: In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land... A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference. When failed scholar Yên is sold to Vu Côn, one of the last dragons … Continue reading Audiobook review: In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

Review: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

I was sent this book as an advance listening copy via libro.fm for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten … Continue reading Review: The Deep by Rivers Solomon