4 stars Ari has lived her life on the run as an illegal immigrant from Ketch. She and her brother Kay have laid low after their moms were taken by the Mercer Corporation—a corporation that practically rules the entire galaxy. But, when Ari and Kay land on Old Earth while on the run from Mercer … Continue reading Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: An Underhyped, Genderbent King Arthur Retelling in Space!
3 stars Robin of Locksley is dead. Marian, his intended, is lost without him and grieving at the news. Yet, she is jolted out of her grief upon the discovery that her maid’s brother, Will, is being hunted by the law. Determined to do what Robin would want, Marian goes out to the woods to … Continue reading Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: A Slower, Gender-Bent Robin Hood Retelling feat. a Surprising Romance
If you're looking for a lush, magical fantasy with serious fairy-tale vibes, do not hesitate to check out Alyssa Wees' The Waking Forest! I finished reading a few days ago and WOW this was such an intricate book? And the plot twist was heavenly. So definitely keep your eye out, because it just came out … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Alyssa Wees on The Waking Forest
3.5 stars Rhea Rhavenna knows of things that don't actually exist. A wood at her backyard. A boy in the darkness of the attic. And when the boy speaks to her, she agrees to play his game. Which leads Rhea to discover something far greater than the life she's known with her family. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees: A Spooky Fantasy Filled With Witches, Woods, and Magic Galore!
It's been a few months since we've had a character interview as our Writer Wednesday feature, but I'm so excited to bring this super spicy one from the characters of Victoria Lee's The Fever King! Seriously y'all, this book is now one of my all-time favorites and I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT. You can … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Victoria Lee’s The Fever King
3 stars I've never read a book by either Cast, so I jumped into reading The Dysasters with little background on the authorial style (although, my mother has read one of their past series and enjoyed it!). I thought the concept was cool--I always dig a story about superpowered teens, and the execution was pretty good. … Continue reading The Dysasters by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast: Superpowered Teens and Natural Disasters! (+Giveaway!)
Today I want to actually start of another year of If You Liked... posts by shouting out some adult science-fiction & fantasy novels by female authors! I picked this specific subset because oftentimes, these books are miscategorized as YA, for numerous reasons. A lot of it is definitely misogyny in both the YA and adult … Continue reading If You Liked… #13: Adult Science-Fiction & Fantasy by Women!
5 stars, all the love... In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology thrusts him into the magical elite. As the son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his … Continue reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee: A Highly-Entertaining FantaSci Novel feat. SO MANY CHARACTERS I LOVE
4 stars A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them. Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty … Continue reading Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: A Murder Mystery that Will Keep You On Your Toes till the Very End!
I am so excited to bring a super fun post inspired by one of my most anticipated releases, Four Dead Queens, to you today! I've read the book and it's AWESOME with its murder mystery in a fictional setting (my review will go up tomorrow on the blog) and I am so excited to talk a little … Continue reading 5 Things to Do If You’ve Witnessed a Murder: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte