Book Review: Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane

Summary: Alison Quinn, Countess of Waxwold, is content with her bookish life—until she’s summoned to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Tremontane’s mother for six months. Even the prospect of access to the Royal Library doesn’t seem enough to make up for her sacrifice, but Alison is prepared to do her service to the... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Summary:   Cager has been transported to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns, by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Summary: Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Summary: In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled -- taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.  Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron

Summary: Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief. But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own,... Continue Reading →

Monthly Wrap Up: September 2018

I managed, somehow, to have almost two entire free weekends in September! I spent some of that time reading, but I also caught up on review writing and such as well. I did go off my reading schedule a couple of times (ultimately I'm a mood reader, so this happens sometimes). Whoops! I finished 19... Continue Reading →

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 →

Book Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Summary: Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Demons Within by Ashe Armstrong

Summary: Grimluk is an orc with one purpose: hunting demons. An isolated farming town has a demon problem, and Grimluk is on hand to fix it. But this time, things aren’t that simple. While Grimluk hunts the demon, a rock crashes from the sky; a rock containing something alien to the world of Arkod. Something... Continue Reading →

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