The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Genre : Fantasy, RomanceUpcoming Publishing Date : October 13, 2020Publisher : Erewhon Books A Regency-inspired romp with feminist flair, The Midnight Bargain has everything: female friendship, sweet/steamy romance, magical hijinks, and the cutest (!!!) spirit companion imaginable. Thanks NetGalley and Erewhon Books for the opportunity to read this amazing ARC. Beatrice Clayborn is embarking onContinue reading “The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk”

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Genre : YA, Speculative FictionDate Published : September 10, 2019Publisher : Penguin Random House There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws,Continue reading “Pet by Akwaeke Emezi”

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Genre : Fantasy/Sci-Fi/GothicDate Published : September 10, 2019Publisher : Publishing Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape.Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir”

The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza

Genre : Speculative FictionDate Published : October 1st, 2018Publisher : Dorothy The Taiga Syndrome follows a detective/murder mystery novelist on her journey into the taiga, where she has been sent to find her client’s estranged wife and the wife’s new lover. The taiga is a place of wilderness, magic, and uncertainty, and as the longer theContinue reading “The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza”

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : July 16, 2019Publisher : Saga Press This week I’m reviewing This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Amal Eh-Mohtar is one of my all time favorite short story writers (see: The Truth About Owls ) and I had the pleasure of taking part in MaxContinue reading “This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone”

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Genre : FantasyUpcoming Publishing Date : August 6, 2019Publisher : Harper Voyager As with so many other amazing authors, I first heard about R.F. Kuang while attending Sirens Con this year. People were raving about her first book – The Poppy War – and I finally had the chance to start reading the series in April. OnContinue reading “The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang”

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

Genre : YA FantasyPublication Date : July 30, 2019Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Somehow, 2019 has gone from Hot Girl Summer to Hot Dragon Summer. I don’t know HOW it happened, but at the start of 2019 I very firmly Did Not Like Dragons and yet, here I am, seven monthsContinue reading “Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells”

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Genre : Historical FantasyDate Published : March 28, 2006Publisher : Del Ray For this week’s blog post, I’m doing a bit of a throwback ~ His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (the first in the Temeraire series!). The past few months I’ve been reading quite a lot of Regency fantasy novels (Sorcerer Royal series by Zen Cho and the Glamourist Histories byContinue reading “His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik”

The True Queen by Zen Cho

Genre : Historical FantasyDate Published : March 12, 2019Publisher : Ace Books I picked up Zen Cho’s first novel The Sorcerer to the Crown waaaaay back in 2016. I was living in London, finishing up my dissertation, and in desperate need of a light-hearted book to get me through the week. A Waterstones employee handed me aContinue reading “The True Queen by Zen Cho”

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : July 9, 2019Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers Hello! This week I’m trying out a slightly different review format. Writing book synopses always gives me major anxiety, so this week I’m starting out with the synopsis provided by the publisher, then jumping straight into my review! Maia TamarinContinue reading “Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim”