“Redder Than Blood” by Tanith Lee

Redder Than Blood is an anthology of short stories by Tanith Lee. The stories in the collection are interpretations and variations of familiar fairy tales. They have a grimdark tone that’s reminiscent of the originals, but they take some of the subtext and make it the actual text. These stories have the dark and sensual atmosphereRead more

“Blood Rose Rebellion” by Rosalyn Eves

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves is a young adult dystopian/alt-history novel set in the mid-1800s. Anna Arden is born into high British society. In this book, magic is also tied to social class. The upper class, the Luminates, receive the ability to perform magic at their Confirmation as a child. But Anna is barrenRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Congress of Secrets” by Stephanie Burgis

After Napoleon’s defeat, world leaders and aristocrats gathered for the Congress of Vienna in order to negotiate peace between the world’s powers. In Congress of Secrets, Stephanie Burgis reimagines what the Congress of Vienna would be like if dark alchemy was in play. The story alternates between two major protagonists. Caroline Wyndham is an English heiressRead more

“Wonder Women” by Sam Maggs

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs is a collection of vignettes of inspirational women in science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM). The book is divided into 5 main sections: Women of Science, Women of Medicine, Women of Espionage, Women of Invention, Women of Innovation, and Women of Adventure. These sections are interspersed with interviews from currentRead more

“Winterwood” by Jacey Bedford

Winterwood by Jacey Bedford is the first book in the Rowankind series. It features a strong female protagonist, angry fae, and pirates, which are an excellent combination. Although it’s the first book in the Rowankind series, Winterwood is self-contained and forms a complete story arc. Book 2, Silverwolf, is scheduled for release in January. Rossalinde (or Ross)Read more

Mini-Review: “The Blessed” by Tonya Hurley

I picked up an ARC of The Blessed by Tonya Hurley at Book Expo a bunch of years back, and finally got around to reading it.  It is by far one of the strangest books I’ve read in 2016. The basic premise of The Blessed is that there are three girls, each of whom ends up in the hospitalRead more

“The Immortal Crown” by Kieth Merrill

This is the week where I finish all of the books that have been sitting on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf forever.  I started reading The Immortal Crown by Kieth Merrill back in May, and despite really liking the plot, it’s taken me a while to finish it.  It’s a pretty hefty dose of epic fantasy, andRead more