“The Witch’s Betrayal” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Witch’s Betrayal is a short story set in the same world as Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse duology.  One of the main characters in The Assassin’s Curse is Naji, an assassin who wields powerful blood magic to hunt down his prey.  In the previous books, Clarke mentions that Naji’s face is heavily scarred,Read more

“The Automaton’s Treasure” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

I absolutely adored The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish, so when I saw that Cassandra Rose Clarke had written a couple short stories set in the same world, I couldn’t resist. The Automaton’s Treasure is a glimpse into the backstory of Marjani, one of the minor characters in the series.  Marjani was a noblewomanRead more

“The Pirate’s Wish” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate’s Wish is the sequel to Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse.  Naji is an assassin, and he’s under a curse to protect the pirate Ananna because she accidentally saved his life while he was trying to kill her.  He feels pain any time that she’s in danger, which is pretty much all theRead more

“The Assassin’s Curse” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

There are three ways of bettering yourself in the Pirates’ Confederation, Mama told me once: murder, mutiny, and marriage. Ananna of the Tanarau grew up on a pirate ship.  She’s about to be married off to a member of the Hariri clan, a rival pirate family, but she doesn’t like her fiance and runs awayRead more

“Feather Bound” by Sarah Raughley

True story:  I picked up this book because the protagonist shares the same name as my sister. When Deanna attends the funeral of a family friend, she discovers a ghost from her past.  She thought that her childhood crush/friend Hyde was dead, but now he’s mysteriously reappeared and is fighting to reclaim his stepfather’s company. Read more

“Katya’s War” by Jonathan L. Howard

Katya’s War is the second book in Jonathan L. Howard’s Russalka Chronicles, which are set on a watery planet that was colonized by a group of Russians but eventually broke away from Earth’s influence. Katya’s War picks up after Katya Kuriakova has saved the world from an imminent threat, and now she’s trying to getRead more

“Stolen Songbird” by Danielle L. Jensen

And now, for the book that everyone’s been talking about… Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. I swear that all the book bloggers got sick at the end of February and read the exact same book at the exact same time.  That’s what it felt like on Twitter, anyway, as everyone was struggling to feelRead more

“Katya’s World” by Jonathan L. Howard

Jonathan Howard’s novel “Katya’s World” is one of the first books books released through Strange Chemistry, Angry Robot’s new YA imprint.  Based on this book, I can’t wait to see more! “Katya’s World” is science fiction set on the planet Russalka, a colony world founded by Russian immigrants from Earth.  Russalka is an aquatic worldRead more