Monday Mini Reviews: July 23

Hi, friends! It’s uh, been a while. The last review I posted was The Book of M at the beginning of the month.  I’ve been working on my book and all of my other life responsibilities, and this blog has fallen to the wayside a little bit. I’m trying to get myself situated and in a…

Review: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

In The Book of M, One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and…

June 2018 Wrap Up

June marks the first month where I did not have a full time job or its equivalent in part time work Not In My House since I graduated high school. It is very Weird Feeling, to be honest. But also, I feel rested for… probably the first time since then. My furchildren have been very…

Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys in Final Draft is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he’s suddenly replaced—by Nadiya Nazarenko,…

Character Interview: Zita from Baker Thief

Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m interviewing Zita, a character from Claudie Arseneault’s latest novel, Baker Thief. Arseneault describes Baker Thief as “the first in a fantasy series meant to reframe romance tropes within non-romantic relationship and centering aromantic characters. Those who love enemies-to-lovers and superheroes should enjoy the story!” I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and Zita…

Review: Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time in Revenant Gun, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he’s a seventeen-year-old cadet– but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of…

Review: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider in Bruja Born. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light…

May Wrap Up

So, the month of May was exciting in a lot of unexpected ways. I mentioned in last month’s wrap up that I turned in my notice at my job. Well, as of last week, I am no longer a full time reporter. Instead, I am now a full time freelancer dipping my toes into the…

Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic in Furyborn. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood…