Review: The Storm Runner

This was an advanced reader copy for the September 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The Storm Runner Author: J. C. Cervantes Stars: ★★★ I like to think I can own up to a bias. For this book, I had two conflicting ones: 1) I love Rick Riordan's work (putting aside anything his son was... Continue Reading →

Review: The War Outside

This was an advanced reader copy for the September 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Stars: ★★★★ Historical fiction has a risk few other genres share. It walks the border between stark fantasy - in it being 'real' only in its lack of speculative elements  - and so personal... Continue Reading →

Review: #murdertrending

This was an advanced reader copy for the August 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: #murdertrending Author: Gretchen McNeil Stars: ★★ As much as I like a good mystery, these social media goes wild types just aren't for me. My love of Black Mirror survived "Nosedive," but any interest I had in The Orville died with "Majority Rule." Part of my... 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: Short & Skinny

This was an advanced reader copy for the October 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Short & Skinny Author: Mark Tatulli Stars: ★★★ As a huge fan of the comic strip Lio, I jumped on this the second it passed my desk. Hyperion sends my company all sorts, but serial art isn't the norm. Tatulli's artwork lives... Continue Reading →

Review: The Life and Death Parade

This was an advanced reader copy for the June 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The Life and Death Parade Author: Eliza Wass Stars: ★★★★ Wass's book came at a rather frustrating time for me. A cancer diagnosis for my dog went from an amputation to a death sentence in less than two weeks. Throughout... Continue Reading →

Review: The Mortification of Fovea Munson

This was an advanced reader copy for the June 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The Mortification of Fovea Munson Author: Mary Winn Heider Stars: ★★★ If you enjoy anatomical puns, this books for you. It's a lot of word play more so than anything actually related to the meaning of the medical terms, so... Continue Reading →

Review: City of Bastards

This was an advanced reader copy for the June 2018 publication. There are spoilers ahead. Title: City of Bastards (traitor in a foreign land) Author: Andrew Shvarts Stars: ★★★ Having received an advanced copy, I debated not reading this one as I hadn't read the first, but the idea of it buzzed around my brain. What would... Continue Reading →

Review: Picture Us in the Light

This was an advanced reader copy for the April 2018 publication. (Came out April 10th) There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Picture Us in the Light Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert Stars: ★★★★★ I've never been punched gently in the gut, but I imagine it feels the same as reading Picture Us in the Light. There's an elegant subtly to... Continue Reading →

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