Book Review: Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: Sparrow Hill Road, Book 1 Ghost Roads Series, Seanan McGuire Fantasy Short Story Collection: Sparrow Hill Road, Book 1 Ghost Roads Series, Seanan McGuire Rose Marshall wants to avoid being killed. Again. She was killed once already, in 1952, run off of Sparrow Hill Road in Michigan, and since has wandered the roads as a “hitcher,” a […]

Book Review: Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Midnight Riot, Rivers of London Book 1, Ben Aaronovitch Urban Fantasy: Midnight Riot, Rivers of London Book 1, Ben Aaronovitch Sometimes we get asked, “How do you pick the books to read/review?” A lot of times it is from other readers and reviewers. Often it is books nominated for different awards. If we like one […]

Book Review: Heroine’s Journey, Sarah Kuhn

Book Review: Heroine’s Journey, Sarah Kuhn Book Review: Heroine’s Journey, Sarah Kuhn Book 3 of the Heroine Complex series   Bea Tanaka is not just the little sister of superheroine Evie Tanaka. She has super powers of her own: the ability to project emotions onto others and the ability to channel intense anger into a “sonic scream” […]

Book Review: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty

Book Review: The City of Brass, S. A. Chakraborty   Fantasy: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty The City of Brass is as lush a story as you will find in modern fantasy. S.A. Chakraborty has somehow managed to create a world that is as magical as Arabian Nights with characters that relate to a very […]

Book Review: The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: The Brightest Fell, October Daye series #11, Seanan McGuire Urban Fantasy: The Brightest Fell: October Daye series #11, Seanan McGuire October Daye is part human and part fae. A “changeling,” she constantly lives with one foot in the mortal world and one foot in the fae kingdoms. After years of trying to balance between these worlds, she finally […]

Book Review: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, T. Goss

Book Review: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, Theodora Goss   Fantasy: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, Theodora Goss The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter was one of 2017’s most delightful novels. On the shortlist for the 2018 World Fantasy Award for best novel, Theodora Goss’s tale successfully turned Victorian horror fiction into a celebration […]

Book Review: An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard

Book Review: An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard Fantasy: An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard What if magic were broken? In Kat Howard’s novel An Unkindness of Magicians, magicians from the major houses in New York are competing, sometimes to the death, to become the leaders of the Unseen. Magic and magicians exist largely unseen and unnoticed […]

Book Review: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse Fantasy: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse Southwest tribes are known for their traditional weaving skills. I have no idea whether Rebecca Roanhorse can whip out a rug or a blanket on a loom, but when it comes to weaving together Navajo folklore, dystopian sci fi, and kickass adventure, her creation belongs […]