Book Review: The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso

Summary:   Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, … Continue reading Book Review: The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

Book Review: Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan #20booksofsummer

Summary:   Asha lives on the family farm with her mother in rural India. Her father is away working in the city, and when the money he sends stops suddenly, a wicked aunt arrives. She’s determined to seize the property – and the treasure rumoured to be hidden on the land. Guided by a majestic … Continue reading Book Review: Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan #20booksofsummer

Book Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang #20booksofsummer

  Summary: In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her only reason for living is to get revenge on the … Continue reading Book Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang #20booksofsummer

Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Summary: I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast. The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time. My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father … Continue reading Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Friday Favorite Five: Epic Fantasy Series

FOR PREVIOUS POSTS AND FUTURE FFF TOPICS CHECK OUT MY FRIDAY FAVORITE FIVE PAGE HERE. Favorite Five Epic Fantasy Series This felt like a tough one because I don't actually read a ton of epic fantasy but I managed to get together a great list. Oh, and look at that, it's all women authors--totally not … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five: Epic Fantasy Series

Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Summary: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and … Continue reading Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson