I can fondly describe The Hero Interviews as taking that journal full of rolled-up D&D characters you are never going to get to play, and hitting it against a stack of books by the late Sir Terry Pratchett until it’s studded with footnotes.
Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell
If nuanced character work calls to you, you don’t shy away from gothic horror with explicit gore, and you want something that keeps you on the edge of your seat with you breath held tight, dear reader, you’ll devour this cleverly woven book.
Review: Light Bringer (Red Rising #6) by Pierce Brown
SPOILERS for the entire Red Rising series (besides Light Bringer) included below, even in the synopsis. Read at your own peril. Synopsis Pierce Brown’s New York Times bestselling Red Rising series continues in the thrilling sequel to Dark Age. “The measure of a man is not the fear he sows in his enemies. It is the hope he […]
The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
Synopsis On a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their frozen spit of land the name […]
Review: Myriad by Joshua David Bellin
Synopsis Miriam Randle works for LifeTime, a private law enforcement agency that uses short-term time travel to prevent crimes from happening. Though a seasoned time traveller, she is continually haunted by the death of her twin brother, whose murder remains unsolved years later. When a routine assignment ends in tragedy by Miriam’s hand, she finds […]
Review: The Severing Son (by Vaughn Roycroft
An exciting addition to the fantasy genre. Full of love and war, prophecy, wisdom, and heart.
Review: Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace
Summary: One young woman faces down an all-powerful corporation in this “profound…resonant” (NPR), all-too-near future science fiction debut that reads like a refreshing take on Ready Player One, with a heavy dose of Black Mirror. New Liberty City, 2134. Two corporations have replaced the US, splitting the country’s remaining forty-five states (five have been submerged under the […]
Review: Bob the Wizard by M.V. Prindle
Bob the Wizard is a work of pure fantasy escapism that I couldn’t stop reading. The story comes to a satisfying conclusion, which makes this book a perfect standalone, but with so much more on offer to warrant a series – there’s a whole lot of Astraverse to explore after all. With some fresh takes on tried and tested fantasy tropes, get swept away on an epic fantasy quest, with characters you will fall in love with!
Review: Stargun Messenger by Darby Harn
Synopsis To save the stars, Astra Idari must outrun her own shadow. Astra Idari is a mess. She’s an android who believes she’s human. She drinks too much, remembers too little, and barely pays for it all as a Stargun Messenger. She hunts down those who step filamentium, the fuel that allows for faster-than-light travel. […]
Review: Rise of One (Blood Brute #1) by Dixon Reuel
Synopsis I’m a vampire in a secluded, hidden coven. A zombie apocalypse has ravaged humanity. We only have one human to feed on inside our walls. If he dies, we die. If every human turns into a zombie, we die. If we don’t leave our shielded home and find human survivors, we’ll die. If none […]
Review: Roman Special Forces and Special Ops by Simon Elliot
Much has been written about the Roman army and the mighty legions that conquered their empire and then defended it for centuries against all comers. But little has been written about the men and units employed when something more subtle than the march of legions into pitched battle was required. This is the only book […]
Review: Gods of the Wyrdwood by RJ Barker
Gods of the Wyrdwood is the newest book by RJ Barker. I knew I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. I love the forest and the pitch for this series sounded super interesting, so I went in with high expectations. And it sort of met them? I’m conflicted about this one. Let’s get into it.