Review: Jinxed

Title: Jinxed Author: Amy McCulloch Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) Amy McCulloch's latest heroine, Lacey Chu, lives in a world of technological wonder. After a crushing rejection on her road to becoming an engineer, Lacey uncovers a highly advanced "baku" - a customizable mechanical "pet" invented by MONCHA - the company behind her dream job!  Lacey repairs the cat-shaped... Continue Reading →

Book Review: WAYWARD SON

Title: Wayward Son Author: Rainbow Rowell Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) After a thread disordered itself on Twitter, I remembered I do have a blog for these things, so spoilers are ahead - vague but definitely there. My biggest issues with this book come in that neither Penny nor Baz seem to make very important connections - ones which... Continue Reading →

Review: Red Sister

Title: Red Sister Author: Mark Lawrence Stars: ★★★★ 1/2 (4.5 stars) While I've followed Mark Lawrence on Twitter, I actually hadn't read anything he'd written, but my brother recently picked up this book (and subsequently powered through the city). He hasn't stopped talking about it since, so when I needed a book for a flight, I picked up Red... Continue Reading →

Review: Ask Me No Questions

Title: Ask Me No Questions Author: Shelley Noble Stars: ★★★ I found this one difficult to get into despite my love for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. The main character does hit the bored house-wife / widow with an adrenaline addiction and societal constraints fairly well; however, it is the disregard for such societal niceties which attracted me to Phryne Fisher.... Continue Reading →

Review: The Black God’s Drums

Title: The Black God's Drums Author: P. Djèlí Clark Stars: ★★★★ Like War Cry, this was a novella I got from Tor. Clark's protagonists are powerful women of African descent. It's honestly my first afrofuturistic tale. I never even knew the term until Tade Thompson used it, so I've got a deep dive into the terminology planned for my next down-time... Continue Reading →

Review: Six Pack Gyration

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Six Pack : Gyration Author: B. W. Morris Stars: ★★★★ This is the sequel to Six Pack: Emergence, which I reviewed in December 2017. Tyler was my favorite character then, so when I received the sequel and read the back blurb, I... Continue Reading →

Review: WAR CRY

This is a August 2018 release sent to me by Macmillan.  Title: War Cry Author: Brian McClellan Stars: ★★★★ From studying English in university to reading any advice on writing I could get, I have seen one quote more often than any other: "Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken... Continue Reading →

Review: Vengeful

This is a September 2018 release sent to me by Macmillan.  Title: Vengeful Author: V. E. Schwab Stars: ★★★★★   The second in Schwab's Villain series, Vengeful gripped me tight and wouldn't let go. I loved Vicious (Bk 1 in the series). It's marketing lines were aimed right at me, and everything I love about complex villains (Leonard Snart, Loki, Killmonger,... Continue Reading →

Review: She Would Be King

This is a September 2018 release given to me at Book Expo America. It is a nonfiction, so not really my usual fair. That being said -spoilers ahead. Title: She Would Be King Author: Wayétu Moore Stars: ★★★ This book starts out with a cat being beaten to death and gets darker from there. Moore gives no gentling... Continue Reading →

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