White Sand – Welcome To Sandyland

Welcome to Taldain, the Cosmere’s sandy desert planet! I’ve long basked in Brandon Sanderson’s web of interconnected fantasy worlds, saving the graphic novel adaptation for last. But rest assured, this story still has value even if you aren’t already immersed in the Cosmere. If you are, there’s a lot to love. Not for lack of…

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Hotel Magnifique – An Ordinary Stay

I was wary about starting Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor. I had a feeling it would be all enchantment upfront but wouldn't deliver on the magic that was promised. Especially after being marketed to fans of The Night Circus and Caraval, my expectations were not high per se, but I was ready for something…

One Foot In The Fade – Another Step Into Madness

With the third and clearly not final installment of the Phillip Fetch Archives, this series has become the only fantasy cop series that I actually endorse. Many fantasy cop books I have read tend to be problematic from a conceptual standpoint. They love to take the fun part of detective tropes and meld it with…

Aurora Rising – Rocket-Fueled Fun

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are back at it again with Aurora Rising, the first in a new young adult (YA) sci-fi series titled The Aurora Cycle. I’m a sucker for ragtag groups of unlikely heroes coming together, especially when it’s executed brilliantly. Most times it can be a recipe for disaster. Things can go…

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Sandman Volume Five: A Game Of You – Macabre Obscurity

I’m quickly approaching the halfway point in my Sandman journey, and what a ride it’s been. Neil Gaiman's graphic novel series delights as often as it makes me go “Huh?” This particular installment, A Game of You, is distinctly the latter. I enjoyed the experience of reading A Game of You, though I can’t pinpoint whether…

And Then I Woke Up – A Matryoshka Doll of Nightmares

Ominous titles portrayed on stunning covers that fill me with a sense of dread are a sure fire bet to getting my attention. Whether the book is a science fiction epic, or short jaunt through a fantastical realm, I’m always game when that lethal marketing combination is aimed my way. Malcolm Devlin’s tale of horror…

The Hunger Of The Gods – Ravenous For More

I am torn in many directions, all of which are good, when talking about The Bloodsworn series by John Gwynne. This is an amazing series that sucks you in like a whirlpool, and I have enjoyed both of the installments I have read immensely. However, my only real struggle with the second book, The Hunger…

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Persephone Station – Queens Of The Underworld

I am back with another hidden gem brought to me by TikTok. I’m surprised a book recommendation was able to sneak through my algorithm dominated by anime and the latest BTS updates, but I digress. The cover for Persephone Station is enough to capture anyone’s attention, but Stina Leicht’s badass heroines will make you stay…