Audiobook Review: Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alek and Deryn are abroad the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant/maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath that can end the war. But whose side is he really on? While on their top-secret mission, … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

Audiobook Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 4 of 5 stars The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Audiobook Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 4 of 5 stars Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

ARC Review: Automatic Eve by Rokurō Inui & (translated by) Matt Treyvaud

Automatic Eve by Rokurō Inui My rating: 4 of 5 stars The political chess game between the shogunate and the empress has a new piece—a self-aware, autonomous entity named Eve. A mighty shogunate ruling the land from Tempu Castle. An imperial line of strict female succession. Caught between these two immense powers, the sprawling city … Continue reading ARC Review: Automatic Eve by Rokurō Inui & (translated by) Matt Treyvaud

Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom … Continue reading Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

ARC Review: The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne

The Queen's Wing by Jessica Thorne My rating: 4 of 5 stars ‘I was born to fly,’ I told my brothers. But it isn’t true. I was born to be a pawn in the great game of royal houses, married to someone – anyone – my family deems suitable. If I’m lucky, he’ll be my … Continue reading ARC Review: The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne

Podcasts for Readers #6: Victoriocity

How about a new-ish podcast to start, this week? Victoricity is only a season old, but they have a season two coming soon, so this is a good time to start it! Victoriocity Episodes: 6 (30-40 mins) + 4 mini episodes (5 min) Status: on hiatus Genres: steampunk, historical, comedy, mystery Is it gay? Sadly, … Continue reading Podcasts for Readers #6: Victoriocity

ARC Review: A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos & (translated by) Hildegarde Serle

A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Release date (English edition): September 25, 2018 Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating … Continue reading ARC Review: A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos & (translated by) Hildegarde Serle

ARC Review: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is … Continue reading ARC Review: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

ARC Review: Timekeeper

Timekeeper by Tara Sim My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: November 8, 2016 In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped … Continue reading ARC Review: Timekeeper

ARC Review: Monstress, Vol. 1

Monstress, Vol. 1 by Marjorie M. Liu My rating: 5 of 5 stars Release date: July 19, 2016 The first thing that drew me to this book was the beautiful artwork - so detailed, brilliant color scheme, and that art deco style lush with gorgeous costumes, headgear and slight manga-like influences. The story revolves around … Continue reading ARC Review: Monstress, Vol. 1

Review: Cogling

Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek My rating: 3 of 5 stars When fifteen-year-old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother's neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes. Horrified, Edna flees for help, but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before … Continue reading Review: Cogling

ARC Review: Lastland

Lastland by A.R. Ivanovich My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: January 5, 2016 After a devastating attack on the Northern capital, Prince Raserion has taken everything from Katelyn Kestrel . . . everything but her will to fight back and save the people of Haven. Out of the ashes of a burning city, … Continue reading ARC Review: Lastland

ARC Review: Monarch

Monarch by A.R. Ivanovich My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: January 5, 2016 (republished) Rune Thayer’s rebellion in Cape Hill has placed all of Breakwater in danger from the ruthless and mercurial Prince Raserion. Now, Katelyn Kestrel and her best friend, Kyle, must do something that no one in the Western Kingdom has … Continue reading ARC Review: Monarch

ARC Review: Paperglass

Paperglass by A.R. Ivanovich My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: January 5, 2016 (republished) After narrowly escaping the war-torn outside world with her life, Katelyn Kestrel vows to never again venture beyond the mountains of Haven Valley. But just as Katelyn begins to prepare for life after high school—a normal life with no … Continue reading ARC Review: Paperglass