27 SFF Releases, October-December 2022

There are so many science fiction and fantasy books coming out in the last three months of 2022! I'm so excited, and also wondering how the hell I'm going to read all the things. Triage. Triage is key. Also, I am loving the revival/resurgence of witchy romances. Not necessarily urban fantasy or paranormal fantasy, but … Continue reading 27 SFF Releases, October-December 2022

Book Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Fourteen-year-old Mina never meant to get arrested. In fact, she shouldn't have been arrested at all. She was the one who found the body of the girl in her aunt's bakery, but because Mina is a wizard (does being able to magic bread even count … Continue reading Book Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

Book Review: Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

I feel like this is more appropriately titled: Fevered Star, and other sequels that didn't wow me like book 1 Because yes, this is going to have two extra mini reviews tacked on to the end, for Katherine Addison's Witness for the Dead (a companion novel to The Goblin Emperor) and Sarah Lyons Fleming's second … Continue reading Book Review: Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 "No maids," I said, thrusting my chin up. "No funning talking, no fainting flowers." In this Hollywood, the monsters on screen aren't half as bad the monsters behind the scenes, controlling everything, from their stars' names to the people they love. Luli Wei would do anything to be a … Continue reading Book Review: Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

22 SFF Releases April-June 2022

This week's theme is Books on my TBR, since I'm posting about authors on my TBR tomorrow for Top Ten Tuesday, and on Thursday I'm talking about the 36 second quarter YA releases I am super stoked for (yes, 36β€”I think I broke the copy and paste function on my computer). But today I want … Continue reading 22 SFF Releases April-June 2022

Book Review: The Bone Orchard

The Bone Orchard by Sara Mueller 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Charm is many things. Prisoner. Witch. Necromancer. Whore. Madame of a brothel filled with the boneghosts she created. Political pot-stirrer. And on Tuesdays, she is the Emperor's mistress. Until one Tuesday, when she is summoned from her brothel to the Emperor's deathbed, and given two final tasks: find … Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Orchard

Book Review: Nettle & Bone

Nettle & Bone by T Kingfisher 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Marra has never been much of anything. The third-born daughter of a small kingdom parked between two larger kingdoms, she has seen her two older sisters married off, one after the other, to a wicked prince. Something has to be done to stop the cycle, but what can … Continue reading Book Review: Nettle & Bone

Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas

Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 All her life, Azia has dreamed of being a knight of the Bayt-Sajji Empire. Never mind the empire is not as great as it once was, or that she is a member of the Ornu people, who have been turned into scapegoats for the Empire's woes. Azia … Continue reading Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas

Book Review: Jade Legacy

Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱/5 First up: new rating system! I had wanted to use the emoji potted plants because they are adorable, but my silly computer doesn't want to see them so the little seedlings it is. It feels so weird to be using something other than the hibiscus-stars, but I'm entering my … Continue reading Book Review: Jade Legacy

Book Review: Year of the Reaper

Makiia Lucier 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Cas has finally come home, three years after his capture and imprisonment by the enemy. But home no longer looks the same. Everywhere has been ravaged by the Plague that devastated the world, leaving no one untouched by its horrors. The war is over as well, and the king has married the … Continue reading Book Review: Year of the Reaper