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 →

Channillo and Where I’ve Been

After a few posts in July, I ended up getting swept away this summer, and I thought it was about time I get back in the saddle and let you all know what's going on. Currently, if you want more frequent updates, I'm publishing weekly over on Channillo. I have a series there which gets... Continue Reading →

Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time Author: Roshani Chokshi Stars: ★★★★ I hesitated to read this after reading The Storm Runner. However, I wanted an answer to my over-editing versus overdone trope (i.e. the Percy Jackson repetition). After Chokshi's book, I can say that it's neither. Unique and endearing, Aru Shah might just be my new favorite... Continue Reading →

Review: Captain Superlative!

This was an advanced reader copy for the July 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Captain Superlative! Author: J. S. Puller Stars: ★★★★★ If you removed the first chapter, this book still wouldn't be lighthearted. Between education-based bullying and the same favoritism toward sports players as shown in courtrooms (and in attempts to keep players... Continue Reading →

Review: MageMother

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Part of the Free (Kindle) series.  Title: MageMother: The Mage & the Magpie Author: Austin J. Bailey Stars: ★★   Whenever possible, I suggest not starting more than 1 sentence in a paragraph with the same word. Do I always follow my... Continue Reading →

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