Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Ia, Knives, & Brinn of Ignite the Stars & Eclipse the Skies

It's been a while since we've seen a Writer Wednesday post, but I'm really happy to be back with one (and a v entertaining one!) for Maura Milan's Eclipse the Skies! This is one of my favorite series of all time (amazing character dynamics! so much action! space glory!) and it's so exciting to be … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Ia, Knives, & Brinn of Ignite the Stars & Eclipse the Skies

Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan: A Heartbreaking but Perfect Ending (spoiler-free)

I am just. Wow. This was terrible and heartbreaking and ten levels of crushing, but it was also . . . pretty perfect for this series. It’s the type of book that makes me want to write fanfiction. I just need more of these characters, this world, this story. Even though it’s a perfect ending, … Continue reading Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan: A Heartbreaking but Perfect Ending (spoiler-free)

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: An Exciting Cat-and-Mouse Fantasy Teeming with Chemistry

I haven’t read any high fantasies in a while, so picking up The Tiger at Midnight was actually really refreshing, and I’m so happy to say that I adored reading this book. For nearly five hundred pages, I read it pretty quickly and was definitely obsessed with Esha and Kunal’s dynamic. The world and story … Continue reading The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: An Exciting Cat-and-Mouse Fantasy Teeming with Chemistry

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (ARC): A Fierce Genderbent Beowulf Retelling

4 stars Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—mercenary girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey … Continue reading The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (ARC): A Fierce Genderbent Beowulf Retelling

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan (ARC): A Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Adventure with Surprising Themes

5 stars The notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl, and she's spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. But when she's captured and her identity is exposed, the Commonwealth takes Ia's age and talent as an opportunity for her to serve them and prove that no … Continue reading Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan (ARC): A Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Adventure with Surprising Themes