Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 First contact was for diplomats and people who got into epic poems. An alien enemy lurks at the edges of Teixcalaanli space, and when the commander of the fleet requests a language expert, Three Seagrass—still reeling from her part in the events two months before—hops aboard. But … Continue reading Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace

Sci Fi Friday: 20 YA SFF Books by Black Authors

Is this mostly to show off the absolutely breathtaking cover that is For All Time? Mmm, maybe. Anywho, it's Black History Month, so why not showcase Black authors writing speculative YA fiction? Edit: And Happy Lunar New Year! I didn't check the calendar when I scheduled this post Celebrate Black History (and Future) Month every … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: 20 YA SFF Books by Black Authors

Book Review: The Echo Wife

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Evelyn Caldwell's husband has a secret. He's stolen her award-winning research and created a clone of her. An improved version. Docile. Patient. Calm. The perfect housewife. But now Nathan is dead, and it's up to the Caldwell wives to clean up the body. And move on. I teach them … Continue reading Book Review: The Echo Wife

Book Review: Winter’s Orbit

Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Domestic Abuse, Mind Control Playboy Prince Kiem is doing just fine thankyouverymuch. That is, until he's forced into an arranged marriage with recently widowed Count Jainan, who was previously married to Kiem's cousin, Taam. But the empire of Iskat is held together by marriage treaties, and they're going … Continue reading Book Review: Winter’s Orbit

Today is My Book’s Debut!

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!

Book Review: The Diabolic Trilogy

Okay, I truly, honestly feel that everyone has been sleeping on this YA series. And it disappoints me. Because generic ensemble poo rises in YA sci-fi, and the twisty, turny, complex (ish) and delicious mess that is the Diabolic trilogy sinks into oblivion. So here are my reviews from the trilogy (light edited). I was … Continue reading Book Review: The Diabolic Trilogy

Book Review: The Space Between Worlds

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Multiverse travel exists, but you can only go to a world where all of your previous selves have died. Cara has no talents other than she's dead in 372 worlds. Plucked from the wastelands, she now lives in the City and travels across the worlds, and in … Continue reading Book Review: The Space Between Worlds

Book Review: Harrow the Ninth

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 🌺🌺🌺🌺/4 You were always such a little bitch when you were angry. 1 star? 5 stars? 2 stars? 4? Harrow the Ninth was my most anticipated release of 2020, and um, I don't know? Was it the most brilliant thing I've ever read or was it an absolute disjointed … Continue reading Book Review: Harrow the Ninth

Book Review: The Relentless Moon

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Anorexia, grief, pandemic and suicidal thoughts While Elma York, aka The Lady Astronaut, is away on a three-year mission to Mars, it's up to Nicole Wargin and the others to hold down the fort. Except something is rotten on the Earth, and the trail of … Continue reading Book Review: The Relentless Moon