Xenogenesis – Appreciation in the Twilight

A few weeks ago, I reviewed Dawn by Octavia Butler. I’m following up on my promise to review the entire series, and boy was it worth it. While short, the Xenogenesis trilogy packs a huge punch. Adulthood Rites and Imago follow the events of Dawn, diving into the lives of the protagonist’s (Lilith) children. After…

When The Goddess Wakes – Stop Sleeping On This Series

The Ring-Sworn Trilogy, by Howard Andrew Jones, is an excellent series that is flying under the radar. When The Goddess Wakes is the third and final installment of the series. I have reviewed the two previous books, For the Killing of Kings (which was a top pick the year it came out) and Upon the…

The Pariah – Journals Of An Observant Rogue

The Pariah is the first book in Anthony Ryan’s latest series, The Covenant of Steel. Ryan is a pretty beloved author in the fantasy genre at this point, with multiple large epics under his belt. We have reviewed a number of his books already: The Waking Fire, Queen of Fire, The Pilgrimage of Swords, and…

The Maidens – A Murder Most Fair

Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient enjoyed more than a year on the NYT bestseller list for good reason. The thriller offered a deep look at intriguing characters united by a haunting mystery that culminated in a fantastic twist. Only fair, then, to assume his follow-up, The Maidens would dazzle in equal measure. I’m happy to…

The Fallen – I Get Knocked Down…And I Get Up Again

Earlier this year I read The Outside, a sleeper of a novel that I just simply adore. It explored neurodivergence with care, and thematically centered it against a backdrop of conformity. I eagerly awaited the sequel and I was not disappointed. The Fallen, by Ada Hoffmann, is a solid, if shorter, sequel that continues the…