Reviews

Fantasy Novel Review: Girl Squad Volta by Maya Lin Wang

I’m not anything approaching a connoisseur of magical girl fiction, but having immensely enjoyed both of M.L. Wang’s adult novels, I was a little bit curious about her series of snappy YA titles beginning with Girl Squad Volta. And when I heard a pretty compelling argument that magical girl stories are a type of superhero… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Girl Squad Volta by Maya Lin Wang

Reviews

Fantasy Novel Review: I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons will be released on May 14, 2024. I read The Last Unicorn years ago and didn’t necessarily have the adoring response that seems typical in the fantasy world—it probably… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (April 2024)

Hi, I am still here reading short fiction. I read two magazines each month, along with dips here and there into others. This is a review of the first two, for April 2024  Clarkesworld Clarkesworld rarely disappoints, and I’ve yet to see it ever disappoint two months in a row. So after my least favorite… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (April 2024)