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 […]
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: 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: 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: Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin
A stunning novel about motherhood, community, herd mentality, and finding what we have lost.
Review: The Crew (The God Dust Saga #1) by Sadir S. Samir
Kings of the Wyld meets Deadpool in this action-packed fantasy adventure set in an Arab-inspired landscape. Varcade fled to the deserts of Harrah to escape his past as an Educator, a member of an order of zealot warrior-monks that aims to shape the world according to their sacred Teachings by force. Varcade makes his living […]
Review: Lords of Uncreation (Book #3 of The Final Architecture Trilogy) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Synopsis Idris Telemmier has uncovered a secret that changes everything — the Architects’ greatest weakness. A shadowy Cartel scrambles to turn his discovery into a weapon against these alien destroyers of worlds. But between them and victory stands self-interest. The galaxy’s greatest powers would rather pursue their own agendas than stand against this shared terror. […]
Review: The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (The Library Trilogy, #1)
A boy has lived his whole life trapped within a vast library, older than empires and larger than cities. A girl has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust where nightmares stalk and no one goes. The world has never even noticed them. That’s about to change. Their stories spiral around each […]
Review: The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (The Library Trilogy #1) by Mark Lawrence
Lawrence does a truly incredible job with controlling the flow of information and details the reader is privy to, masterfully winding and weaving his plot and its various timelines, in such a manner that although the twists and reveals impact you fully, they do so in a way that makes perfect sense.
Review: Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini (Fractalverse #0.5)
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is possibly my favourite book of all time, and I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for the next Fractalverse book ever since. I’m very happy to say that Fractal Noise lived up to my expectations and I’m so excited that it’s setting up for the next book in the series!
Cover Reveal: Earth Retrograde by R.W.W. Greene
R.W.W. Greene’s Mercury Rising was one of my favourite books of 2022. I gave it a perfect 10 in my review: Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene Angry Robot have kindly let me reveal the cover for the follow up, Earth Retrograde. I’m excited because just. Look. At. This. Publisher: Angry Robot Release Date: October 24th […]
Review: The Sword Defiant (Lands of the Firstborn #1)
‘A gloriously gritty adventure through Hanrahan’s astonishing imagination’ Peter McLean, author of Priest of BonesTHE SWORD CARES NOT WHO IT CUTS Many years ago, Sir Aelfric and his nine companions saved the world, seizing the Dark Lord’s cursed weapons, along with his dread city of Necrad. That was the easy part. Now, when Aelfric – keeper of […]