Perhaps the Stars – To Infinity and Beyond

Terra Ignota has been living in my mind like lightning trapped in a bottle ever since I picked up Too Like The Lightning. Ada Palmer’s use of language, her creative vision for the future, and the intricate ways she reveals the workings of her world astounded me. The successive books only cemented my appreciation and…

The Way Of Kings – Let The Sanderlanche Take Me

You can expect this review to feel a lot like a Shardplate oozing Stormlight. I’ll just exude a nondescript glow as I wax romantic about this book. It’s a freedom I grant myself because 1) I have nothing bad to say about The Way of Kings and 2) I have nothing new to say about…

Shadows of Eternity – Makes Hades Look Like Heaven

I'm always up to visit the works of well established authors in the genre. Most of the time, I end up reading their newer work because it’s more relevant. So when a book is touted as being the return of an award winning author, my ears perk up and my nose picks up the scent…

Scarlet Odyssey/Requiem Moon – Once In A Red Moon

Every so often I stumble across a fantastically wonderful new series that is flying under the radar. These are always my favorite moments as a reviewer because it means I get to stand on my little pedestal and become a town crier for a new series worth your time. Today I will be talking about…

The Truth of the Divine – Heavenly Pessimism

Last year, when I read Axiom’s End, I had to confront my feelings about the book and try to pry them from the influence of Ellis’ work on my own styles. However, with her second book, The Truth of the Divine, I found this process less daunting and I was able to slip into the…

Nightwatch On The Hinterlands – Weep For Me Vakarina

K. Eason, the beloved author of the Rory Thorne series, is back with a new spinoff book. Nightwatch On The Hinterlands is a new sci-fi mystery set in the universe of Rory Thorne, following an unlikely duo who must discover the motive behind an unusual murder. The book takes place in the very rich and…

Far From The Light of Heaven – Breaking Outside the Box

After reading all of Wormwood last year, Tade Thompson became one of my to-watch authors because of his genre melding stories. While I haven’t made time to dive into his horror novella series Molly Southbourne, Thompson did decide to grace readers this year with a rollicking science fiction mystery, Far From The Light of Heaven.…

The Hidden Palace – Built Off The Grid

I have complicated feelings about The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker. On the one hand, it's an unnecessary sequel to a very powerful (previously) standalone novel that tells an unstructured, hard-to-follow story. On the other hand, it is a piece of poetic beauty that does a wonderful job exploring life in New York in the…

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All Of Us Villains – Or Maybe Just Some Of Us

I have been hyped up for over a year to read All of Us Villains. I’m not super familiar with Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman’s previous works, but I didn’t need a lot of convincing to pick up their joint project after I read the premise. If you’ve ever wanted a magical Hunger Games,…