Book Review: Purls and Potions by Nancy Warren

Summary: Romance is in the air on Harrington Street, Oxford. Detective Inspector Ian Chisholm is finally showing interest in Lucy, though the members of the vampire knitting club aren’t too thrilled to have the police hanging around so close to Cardinal Woolsey’s yarn shop. Up the street at Frogg Books, shop assistant Alice is in... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: In The Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

Summary: In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land... A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: White Stag by Kara Barbieri

Summary: As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Spirit Rebellion by Rachel Aaron

Summary: Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief. He's also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: Cassandra Harwood scandalized her nation when she became the first woman magician in Angland. Now, she's ready to teach a whole new generation of bright young women at her radical new school, the Thornfell College of Magic… Until a sinister fey altar is discovered in the school library, the ruling Boudiccate sends a delegation... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Summary: In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Summary: One robot's search for meaning in a world where every human is long gone. A thrilling twist on The Martian. A touching story of a search one robot's search for the answers in a world where every human is dead. The new novel from C. Robert Cargill echoes the worlds of Stephen King and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Appropriately Aggressive: Essays About Books, Corgis, and Feminism by Krista D. Ball

Summary: “If one more rando tells me that women have to be raped in fantasy because that’s how it was back then, I am going to cut someone. With a spoon.” And so was born this eclectic collection of essays about science fiction and fantasy publishing, social media rants about sexism, and a generous sprinkle... Continue Reading →

Book Review: In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

Summary:   This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she... Continue Reading →

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