Publisher: Orbit

Book Review : The Phoenix Keeper

Book Review : The Phoenix Keeper

Ever since reading Travis Baldree’s books, Legends & Lattes and Bookshops & Bonedust, I’ve been enamored with cozy fantasy novels. So when I saw The Phoenix Keeper, a cozy fantasy novel centering around a zoo for magical creatures, I just knew I had to read it. The novel, with its relatable introverted protagonist, Aila, quirky magical creatures with personalities that jump off the page, and wonderful message, burns bright.   […]

Posted June 25, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Velocity Weapon

Book Review : Velocity Weapon

While waiting for the release of the final entry in Megan E. O’Keefe’s other science fiction trilogy, The Devoured Worlds,  I decided it was time to check out some of her works. Velocity Weapon, with its badass female protagonist, galactic empire, political intrigue, plot twists, and moral dilemmas surrounding artificial intelligence did not disappoint. However, it did take me quite a while to actually finish the book.    I was […]

Posted June 17, 2024 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction
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Book Review : How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

Book Review : How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

As a fan of author Django Wexler’s Burningblade and Silvereye trilogy, I was really excited to dig into How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying, which even had a spot on My Most Anticipated Books of 2024 list. It sounded like an absolute ride and a subversion of the tried-and-true trope of a character getting Isekai-ed into a new world and finding themselves designated as the Chosen One […]

Posted March 29, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : A Letter to the Luminous Deep

Book Review : A Letter to the Luminous Deep

I really wanted to like A Letter to the Luminous Deep—the cover is lovely, the concept is unique, the characters are likable, and the epistolary style is immersive. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, but unfortunately, it was very difficult for me to even reach 34% of the way through the novel, let alone push through the rest of it. And it’s not because A […]

Posted March 8, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : These Burning Stars

Book Review : These Burning Stars

Ever since reading The Blighted Stars and its recent follow-up, The Fractured Dark, I have been determined to break out of my predilection for the fantasy genre and to try to read more science fiction. When I read the blurb for These Burning Stars, a science fiction novel centering on three very different women out for revenge, I knew I had found my next science fiction read. And boy, am […]

Posted September 21, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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