Book Review: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

Summary: In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all. Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Spinning Silk by T. Cook

Summary: A weaver’s genius ignites the jealousy of her peers, the possessiveness of her mill’s proprietress and the hopes of an unborn nation. Furi knows she was born to create, but the fabric of her life otherwise weaves mysteries. These things are more than they appear: Shin, the gardener, with his unlikely power over life... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal

Summary: In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Summary: Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney

Summary: It’s been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio Ferreira, who himself has a talent he must keep secret, can’t escape the feeling that, though she’s supposedly returned home to her people, Oriana is in danger. Adding to Duilio’s concerns is a string of recent murders in... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Judith Merkle Riley

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. Judith Merkle Riley is not known as a fantasy writer, but an author of historical fiction. However, all of her works do include elements of the supernatural/the occult/fantasy, so I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless by Gail Carriger is the fifth and final book in her Parasol Protectorate series. Summary:  Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Witchmark by C.L. Polk

THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING ME WITH A COPY FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK IN ANY WAY. Summary:      In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING ME WITH A COPY FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK IN ANY WAY. The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg is the latest story set in the world she created with The Paper Magician. If you're familiar at all with The Paper Magician... Continue Reading →

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