Mini-Review/Final Thoughts: Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past month or so, I’ve been reading Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey with a group of blog friends. Naamah’s Curse is the second book in the third trilogy of the Kushiel’s Legacy series. In a nutshell–at the end of the last book, Moirin, a Celtic bear-witch, saves the life of Bao, a Chinese martial artist. InRead more

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: “The Broken Ones” by Danielle Jensen

I have exciting news for all of you! Danielle Jensen, author of the Malediction Trilogy, is returning to the land of Trollus with a brand-new prequel called The Broken Ones. And I have to say, it looks pretty awesome. Below Forsaken Mountain, a revolution stirs with the aim to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, andRead more

“From Under Mountains” by Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland, & Sloane Leong

From Under Mountains is a fantasy graphic novel starring a teenage princess who chafes against the role assigned to her by her gender. Lady Elena longs for adventure and to know more about the world beyond the palace, but her father Lord Crowe sees her as nothing but a pawn to be married off for politicalRead more

“The Fate of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen

I’ve been following the Queen of the Tearling series for several years now, and have been impatiently awaiting the final installment of the book. The Fate of the Tearling is not the ending that I expected, but I found it satisfying nonetheless. For any of you who haven’t read the previous two books, here’s the concept in a nutshell:Read 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

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

New Acquisitions, Pyr Edition

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about books that I have purchased or received for review consideration.  All descriptions are from Goodreads. I’ve been reading a lot of books published by Pyr lately, and based on the wonderful books on my shelf, that trend is likely to continue!  Gold Throne in Shadow and Masks andRead more

“Falling in Love with Hominids” by Nalo Hopkinson

Falling in Love with Homids is a short story collection written by Nalo Hopkinson, an award-winning Canadian/Caribbean fantasy author. Her books have been on my radar for some time now, and when Tachyon Publications offered me a copy of her newest anthology, I was excited to dive right in. The introduction to the collection explainsRead more