Book Review: The Mortal Word, Genevieve Cogman

Book Review: The Mortal Word, The Invisible Library Book 5, Genevieve Cogman Fantasy Series: The Mortal Word, The Invisible Library Book 5, Genevieve Cogman   The Invisible Library has become one of my favorite series, and a new book by Genevieve Cogman is a delight I look forward to enjoying as often as it comes. […]

Book Review: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor Fantasy: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor   “My name is Sunny Nwazue and I confuse people.”   That may be one of the best lines I’ll ever read introducing a character. Sunny is many things. An American girl growing up in Nigeria, the daughter of two Igbo parents. An albino. And as […]

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi   Fantasy: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi Zelie’s mother was killed because she had magic. Many people were killed during The Raid, when magic disappeared from the world and those who once had used it were targeted by the king. Since that fateful night all those […]

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 […]