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
The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 The Montoya family are used to their mysterious matriarch's ways, but when they all receive invitations to her death day and to receive their inheritances, they reluctantly reassemble and confront Orquídea–but she has few answers to provide. Seven years after her transformation, a strange force begins … Continue reading Book Review: The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
Okay, so aside from all three being fantasy (Iron Widow is science fiction, it's a stretch, I'm going for it), and the fact that The Last Graduate is adult not YA (surprise!), these three are in a review together for two reasons: 1) I am behind and have been procrastinating on these reviews and need … Continue reading Three Mini Reviews: Bad Witch Burning, Iron Widow and The Last Graduate
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 It took you dying to find your humanity. It's hysterical if you think about it. Wallace Price was not, in his mind, a bad man. He liked nice suits. He was dedicated to his work. So what if his employees were scared shitless of his overbearing ways? … Continue reading Book Review: Under the Whispering Door
Ha. I almost typed Pride Moth and you know, I could totally work with that. A big rainbow-colored moth blazing holes of justice and equality throughout the world and in all things cashmere, its only kryptonite bright lights, the sun, and moth balls. I've already done posts kinda similar to this one, with Sapphics in … Continue reading Queer Indie SFF Recs for Pride!
Nope, that's not a typo. Today I'm going to highlight some f/f fantasy! In a strange twist of wtf-how-did-they-find-that, a couple weeks ago Angry Robot tweeted my blog post Sapphics in Space (and Across Time), which was a wild day because my blog went a little haywire. I had over twice as many views/visitors in … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: Phenomenal F-F-Fantasy
Soulstar by CL Polk 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Robin Thorpe's days of hiding are at an end when Grace Hensley knocks on her door, and asks for advice. Together, they free the witches trapped inside asylums, and Robin begins to work on creating a freer, just Aeland for all instead of just the elite and favored. But when … Continue reading Book Review: Soulstar
The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Kindred has just returned from a near-devastating journey on the Forever Sea when she learns her estranged grandmother has stepped into the grass and killed herself. Or has she? "Let us escape again," the storyteller says, clapping his hands to gather their attention, "to a story of … Continue reading Book Review: The Forever Sea
Because I'm feeling entirely too lazy to post a long review for each, here are two mini reviews on two novellas! There are a couple things that unite these stories: queer main characters and the idea of history subverted and shaped by the teller. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 … Continue reading Two Mini Fantasy Novella Reviews
Folks, I am so excited about today! That Distant Dream releases from NineStar Press, and it's just—there are no words. This book has been in the works for ten years (which is why I'm struggling with the sequel), and after years of writer's block, writing, revisions and anxiety, it's seeing people for the second time! … Continue reading Today is My Book’s Debut!