“The Pages of the Mind” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Pages of the Mind is a fantasy romance novel by Jeffe Kennedy. It’s a continuation of her series The Twelve Kingdoms, but is also the start of its own series within that world. The Pages of the Mind also works pretty well as a standalone, because although The Twelve Kingdoms series consists of fantasy romance stories thatRead more

“An Oath of Wintersteel” by JM Guillen

An Oath of Wintersteel is the latest book by evil mastermind JM Guillen, who has fast become one of my favorite authors. Guillen’s series The Paean of Sundered Dreams is a lot like Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere, in that all of his books are set in a shared multiverse despite different times, characters, planets, and even genres. TheRead more

“Children of the Different” by S.C. Flynn

Children of the Different is a young adult post-apocalyptic novel set in a future Australia.  A disease has wiped out most of humanity, and the only people who survived were those who had something different about them mentally–i.e. psychic powers, brain damage, coma, etc.  The protagonists are a set of twins who were born after theRead more

Mini-Reviews: Books by Jeffe Kennedy & Emily Gee

The Crown of the Queen by Jeffe Kennedy is a novella that takes place in between two fantasy romance trilogies in the Twelve Kingdoms world.  You can find it in the For Crown and Kingdom duo with another novella by Grace Draven. Actually, a novella isn’t quite the right word for it.  I prefer to think of For Crown andRead more

“The Summer That Melted Everything” by Tiffany McDaniel

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel explores the loss of innocence in a sleepy Ohio town.  Fielding Bliss is a kid growing up in Breathed, Ohio.  His dad is a judge, and has been struggling with the ethical implications of his role.  When he started his career, he saw everything in black and white,Read more

It’s that time again… Mini-Reviews!

Every now and then my backlog of read-but-not-reviewed starts getting ridiculous.  That’s currently the case, and I want to clean house before the weekend comes so I can cosplay as Hermione Granger while not feeling guilty over the shit I should have done on my blog (stressing over unfinished work would be totally in character forRead more

“On the Matter of the Red Hand” by J.M. Guillen

Over the past few months, I’ve been raving about a series called The Paean of Sundered Dreams, which spans a multitude of genres and tells the story of a Lovecraftian apocalypse as it impacts different worlds within a shared universe.  And within The Paean of Sundered Dreams there are a number of mini-series (micro-series? mini-series sounds tooRead more

“Aberrant Vectors” by JM Guillen

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Aberrant Vectors is the latest release in JM Guillen’s series The Dossiers of Asset 108, a sci-fi espionage series about a cybernetically enhanced sleeper agent attempting to save the world from extradimensional tentacle monsters.  I’ve been intrigued by Guillen’s writing for a while now, because each of his stories is connected in the larger multiverse of The PaeanRead more

“The Primary Protocol” by JM Guillen

The Primary Protocol is the second book in The Dossiers of Asset 108, a series of espionage novels about a cybernetically enhanced secret agent trying to save Earth from an invasion of Lovecraftian monsters.  Once again, JM Guillen takes readers on a wild ride through multiple worlds and dimensions our bold heroes struggle to stay alive, findRead more