Book Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

Book Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers Book Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Wayfarers Book 1, Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is a fun but thoughtful journey with the crew of the Wayfarer, a ship that bores wormholes through space to allow ships […]

Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers

Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers Science Fiction Series: A Closed and Common Orbit Wayfarers Book 2, Becky Chambers   Most people do not get to choose their own names. Gamers and artists and writers may opt for names of their own, but they are generally the exceptions. It’s fun to think, though, that […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Rachel Chu & Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Rachel Chu & Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan      Book Series Review: Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians China Rich Girlfriend Rich People Problems August 2018 welcomed the first major Hollywood film set in modern times staring a predominately Asian cast since Amy Tan’s […]

The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi The Interdependency, Book 2 Fiction: Consuming Fire, John Scalzi Emperox Grayland II is in deep. Most believe she is in over her head. She is the unexpected, unprepared ruler of the Interdependency, a series of worlds held together by their mutual need for each other and their connection through […]

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: Forsaken, J.D. Barker

Book Review: Forsaken: Book One, The Shadow Cove Saga, J.D. Barker Fiction Horror: Forsaken: Book One, The Shadow Cove Saga, J.D. Barker   Indie published in 2014, J.D. Barker’s debut novel Forsaken exploded onto the literary stage. Nominated for the Bram Stoker award for best new novelist, Barker was invited by Stoker’s family to cowrite a prequel […]

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 Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans

Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans   Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans   Artifacts is a solid debut novel from Mary Anna Evans. Originally published in 2003, this introduction of the character Faye Longchamp won some awards and began a series that continues still.   Faye […]