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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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Book Review : The Blighted Stars

Book Review : The Blighted Stars

    Alien meets Mexican Gothic.   Main characters Tarquin Mercator and Naira Sharp are trapped on a dead planet (which was supposed to be a replacement for Earth), after having to abandon their spaceship, which has much bigger problems than just a malfunctioning AI. The atmospheric horror of this silent dead planet, the crew growing mysteriously sick and emotionally unstable, and strange creatures lurking in the dark makes for […]

Posted May 1, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Book Review : The Liar’s Knot

Book Review : The Liar’s Knot

The Liar’s Knot was one of my most anticipated books of the year, as I absolutely loved its predecessor, The Mask of Mirrors. While The Mask of Mirrors was one of my favorite books of last year, I found I didn’t quite like The Liar’s Knot as much. I think a big portion of why is mostly sequel syndrome and the fact that a lot of the novelty of the […]

Posted November 24, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Blood of the Chosen

Book Review : Blood of the Chosen

Blood of the Chosen is the scintillating follow-up to Ashes of the Sun. Some novels suffer from sequel syndrome, but I found Blood of the Chosen to be even better than its predecessor. With most of the world-building and foundations firmly laid in the first novel, Blood of the Chosen was freely able to focus on the action. Blood of the Chosen was so riveting that I had a lot […]

Posted September 21, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Reviews : Winterlight

Book Reviews : Winterlight

Winterlight is the latest and penultimate entry in the Green Rider series. After really enjoying my reread of Firebrand, which I thought showed a substantial improvement in writing, I felt that Winterlight, though enjoyable to the point that I stayed up until 4am reading my ARC, was a step backwards. Winterlight doesn’t feel as well thought out to me as earlier books in the series, and again falls victim to […]

Posted September 7, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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