Book Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Summary: The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited. When Mehr’s power comes to … Continue reading Book Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Book Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Summary: After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has … Continue reading Book Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Book Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff #20BooksofSummer

Summary: In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war... — Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle-hardened professional. So when she and those in … Continue reading Book Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Summary: Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. The boy she loves is gone, and she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor’s … Continue reading Book Review: Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey #TwentyBooksofSummer

Summary: Humanity has colonized the solar system—Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond—but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the … Continue reading Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey #TwentyBooksofSummer

Book Review: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

Summary: Drowned Country is the the stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh's lush, folkloric debut. This second volume of the Greenhollow duology once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they’ve always known. Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t … Continue reading Book Review: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

Book Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Summary: Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and … Continue reading Book Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Book Review: Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: The baker's dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story) turn readers into travelers to the past, the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present. The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise … Continue reading Book Review: Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty

Summary: Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To … Continue reading Book Review: The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty

Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: This is the first novel in what has become one of the most popular series in contemporary SF, now back in print from Tor. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, … Continue reading Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer