To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed in myself. I’ve only read three and a half (half for Don’t Date Rosa Santos, which I’m in the middle of reading) Latinx books so far this year. Which can be a lot, but once you factor in the fact that all four are ARCs and that I’ve … Continue reading Latinx Science-Fiction & Fantasy You HAVE to Pick Up!
5 stars Princess Hesina of Yan has just become queen after what she believes was her father’s murder. Yet, investigating the suspicious circumstances comes with a cost, namely treasonous magic from a soothsayer. Hesina must navigate both her own personal investigation into the murder, as well as the political games inside the imperial court and … Continue reading Descendant of the Crane by Joan He: SO. MANY. TWISTS.
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!
Okay, so this recommendation post has been rattling around in my mind for a couple weeks now, and I just had to share all of these recommendations with you! I love fantasy and I love science-fiction (though, sci-fi a little more than fantasy). And I think it's really interesting when authors sort of combine the … Continue reading Fantasci Book Recs: Books In Between Science Fiction and Fantasy!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Somaiya Daud's (inter)stellar debut novel, Mirage, hosted by Aimee, Always! This is such an awesome and unique science fiction novel that is so rich in Moroccan culture. Amani lives in a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, and she dreams of a life before the … Continue reading Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)
Last recommendation post of the month? You know it. This week, we're featuring a bunch of July 2018 releases and some comp titles so you can find what works for you! And 4 of these are sci-fi novels and the other's fantasy, so if you're in the mood for some action and fast-paced fiction, you're in … Continue reading If You Liked… #6: July 2018 SFF Edition
4 stars Earth is inhabitable, taken over by an ice age, and the human race is waiting it out on ships in orbit around the Earth. Slowly (but steadily) deteriorating ships, that is. All Stella Ainsley wants is to go somewhere besides the floundering spaceship she's on. And when a luxurious private ship hires her … Continue reading Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (ARC): Jane Eyre–in Space!
3 stars Princess Lira is siren royalty and has been conditioned by her mother, the Sea Queen, to be ruthless and is revered across the sea. But when she kills one of her own, she is punished and transformed into a siren's hated enemy--a human. Without song, she must deliver siren hunter and prince Elian's … Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker
2.5 stars Elsa lives in a world made by her mother through the scientific branch of scriptology where a person can write new worlds. But, when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must travel to the real world--historical 19th-century Italy--where she finds a secret society of young people with gifts like her … Continue reading DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
1.5 stars Li is the last human girl on Earth after the aliens, who used to be friendly, decided the humans were killing the Earth and in turn, decided to kill the humans. These aliens look like Li except for their superior minds and bodies and the gills on the sides of their neck. Her … Continue reading ARC: The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra Blogier