Book Review: Sabella or The Blood Stone by Tanith Lee

Summary: DRACULA? A mere figment of superstition, a thing that could not exist. SABELLA? A very real person, an enticing girl of flesh and warmth - who detested the sunlight, who required the blood of young men to feed upon, who was all that Dracula was said to be except never one of the "undead." … Continue reading Book Review: Sabella or The Blood Stone by Tanith Lee

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Book Review: The Queen’s Advantage by Jessie Mihalik

Summary: When Queen Samara Rani fulfills the promise she made to Emperor Valentin Kos to visit his court and meet with his advisors, she knows they won’t welcome her with open arms, especially when she’s been tasked with discovering the traitors within their ranks—traitors she tricked out of five million credits. As soon as Samara … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen’s Advantage by Jessie Mihalik

Book Review: The Spec Set by Taya Okerlund #20BooksofSummer

Summary: Copernicus Science camp looks harmless enough on the surface, at least no one will tell you otherwise, least of all Max McKenzie, who doesn't speak at all. He can't even defend himself when he's implicated in a high stakes chemical theft from the camp lab. Or can he? His brother Emile is desperate to … Continue reading Book Review: The Spec Set by Taya Okerlund #20BooksofSummer

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: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Summary: Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political … Continue reading Book Review: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Book Review: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

Summary:     When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a renegade group from Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan ship that has been taken over by an ambitious and ruthless crew member. Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger … Continue reading Book Review: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

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.   Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. And … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone