Another Book Review: Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older My rating: 5 of 5 stars Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper series has been in my TBR list for a while. I bought it a few weeks ago, but had to work through the ARC’s I had to review before I got to it. I don’t know why I waited soContinue reading “Another Book Review: Shadowshaper”

Book Review: Seven-Sided Spy

Seven-Sided Spy by Hannah Carmack My rating: 5 of 5 stars I received a copy of Seven-Sided Spy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review and was pleasantly surprised to find it’s science fiction element was a more prominent part of the story than I initially expected. When I read theContinue reading “Book Review: Seven-Sided Spy”

Book Review: Smoke City

Smoke City by Keith Rosson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. And I’ll admit, after the first couple chapters, I didn’t think I’d be giving it five stars, but I read on, and was won over theContinue reading “Book Review: Smoke City”

Book Review: Run in the Blood

Run in the Blood by A.E. Ross My rating: 5 of 5 stars Run in the Blood is like a breath of crisp, salty air proving you can have sword and sorcery fantasy set in a medieval-ish world without loading it up with sexism and misogyny. And you know what makes this book even better?Continue reading “Book Review: Run in the Blood”

Book Review: The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden My rating: 4 of 5 stars A slow start, an epic middle and a bittersweet end describe The Girl in the Tower. When I read the first book in the Winternight Trilogy last year, I hadn’t realized it was a series, but enjoyed it enough to requestContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Tower”

A Review: Gender Identity in Queen of All Crows

The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Queen of All Crows When my request Queen of All Crows was approved on NetGalley, I was thrilled to hear that the wait to see what happened with Elizabeth Barnabus and John Farthing would be over. However, my experience reading theContinue reading “A Review: Gender Identity in Queen of All Crows”

A Review of Love, Hate & Other Filters

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed I received a free copy of Love, Hate, and Other Filters from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rarely read contemporary YA, but thought this might be a good book to use in one of the classes I teach at community college. ReadingContinue reading “A Review of Love, Hate & Other Filters”

Book Review: Walking on Water is a gorgeous and validating read.

Walking on Water by Matthew J. Metzger My rating: 5 of 5 stars I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up an ARC of Walking on Water. I asked to review it because I love merfolk stories as long as they are not Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and have been hungry forContinue reading “Book Review: Walking on Water is a gorgeous and validating read.”

Book Review – Ardulum: Second Don

Ardulum: Second Don by J.S. Fields My rating: 5 of 5 stars The second book was just as good as the first, and I am very thankful I was able to get a free digital ARC. The characters were constantly growing and being pushed to evolve. They were all flawed in ways that made meContinue reading “Book Review – Ardulum: Second Don”

Book Review: Phaethon

Phaethon by Rachel Sharp My rating: 5 of 5 stars From Holly Black to Jim Butcher, I read a lot of books that involve Faeries of one kind or another. Still, this one felt fresh. It had the folklore grounding of a Holly Black novel, but a tone and humor more likely to appeal toContinue reading “Book Review: Phaethon”