Audiobook Review: In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant & (narrated by) Jesse Vilinsky

In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant My rating: 4 of 5 stars Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive. For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been a straight line. Shipped … Continue reading Audiobook Review: In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant & (narrated by) Jesse Vilinsky

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

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho My rating: 4 of 5 stars 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 history. A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes … Continue reading ARC Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

Review: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn

Deadline by Stephanie Ahn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Disgraced witch Harrietta Lee has made a lot of mistakes in her life; there's a reason she's got a sizable burn scar slapped across the side of her neck and a formal letter of excommunication from the international underground magical community. But who has time … Continue reading Review: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn

ARC Review: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

Drowned Country by Emily Tesh My rating: 4 of 5 stars Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he’ll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended … Continue reading ARC Review: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

ARC Review: The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn

The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Everything about Father is stories. Robin of Locksley and his one true love, Marian, are married. It has been close on two decades since they beat the Sheriff of Nottingham with the help of a diverse band of talented friends. King John … Continue reading ARC Review: The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn

Review: Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of … Continue reading Review: Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Review: Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars SciFi’s favorite crabby A.I. is again on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good. … Continue reading Review: Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Review: Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming … Continue reading Review: Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

All Systems Red by Martha Wells My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary … Continue reading Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh My rating: 3 of 5 stars There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his … Continue reading Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Audiobook Review: The Messengers By Lindsay Joelle

The Messengers By Lindsay Joelle My Rating: 3/5 In the midst of a decades-long intergalactic war, a soldier and a messenger discover that they share more than a mission...while a runner and a refugee find an unexpected path to freedom that will link their lives forever. Performed with wit, warmth, and humor, The Messengers is … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Messengers By Lindsay Joelle

ARC Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo My rating: 4 of 5 stars A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and … Continue reading ARC Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

Audiobook Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this funny and frothy novella that picks up where the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue leaves off, freshly minted couple Monty and Percy fumble through their first time together. Monty’s epic grand tour … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee

ARC Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar My rating: 5 of 5 stars Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. And thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for … Continue reading ARC Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Review: Runescribe by Megan Derr

Runescribe by Megan Derr My rating: 4 of 5 stars Near-blind without his glasses, regarded as a burden to his family, Tyri left his clan to attempt a career as a runescribe in the city. But finding a job proves more difficult than anticipated, and his last hope to avoid being thrown out on the … Continue reading Review: Runescribe by Megan Derr