Here we go with another novella. You might ask me why I keep reading them when they’re not my favorite format, but the truth is that they’re so popular right now and so many authors are exploring such interesting ideas with them that I can’t help myself. Much like last week’s Prime Meridian, this week’s […]
Author: Sandra Hurst Publisher: Createspace Genre: Epic Fantasy Release date: March 17, 2017 Pages: 268 My rating: ♥♥♥♥ Blurb: A young exile, Y’keta, finds a place to belong, only to find his new home threatened by secrets from his past. If Y’keta reveals what he knows to the villagers, it will tear their history and traditions apart…but sharing his secrets […]
A Ravenous review of Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land – a thrilling tale of the tragic nature of nurture gone wrong and the girl at the heart of it.
Content warning: Discussions of attempted child molestation and stalking. I almost always feel guilty when I don’t finish a book… and I feel even more guilty when that book was a specific review request!
Have you ever heard the term “silkpunk”? I first heard it in reference to Ken Liu’s The Grace of Kings, a book that unfortunately didn’t work for me. It refers to a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that imagines alternate histories and alternate worlds through the lens of Asian culture, religion, magic, and scientific advancements.
T. Kingfisher is a comfort read for me. Her stories are often retellings of fairy tales, or inspired by fairy tale tropes. Whereas in traditional tales we’re usually told that the hero or heroine is “good” and “kind-hearted” and that’s about the end of their characterization, Kingfisher has a real gift of creating these well-rounded […]
Call them djinn or genie, but wish-granting, lamp-bound spirits have long been a part of our cultural imagination. From I Dream of Jeannie to Disney’s Aladdin, to silly jokes about lamps found on the beach, we all grew up hearing about them. So what if you found out you had djinn heritage? The City of […]
The clock is ticking, folks. My pre-nano jitters have erupted into pure adrenaline. The countdown is over and it’s day three of NaNoWriMo. This is me officially announcing my novel to you.
True confessions time — How many of you have bought a book based solely on the power of the author’s tweets? Although I had read Carmen Maria Machado’s story “The Husband Stitch”, really it was her strong Twitter game that inspired me to pre-order her short story collection “Her Body and Other Parties.” She had […]
Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed […]