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Sci-fi Novel Review: Those Beyond the Wall by Micaiah Johnson

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Those Beyond the Wall will be released on March 12, 2024. Almost three years ago, I was absolutely stunned by Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel, The Space Between Worlds. So even though her standalone sequel… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Those Beyond the Wall by Micaiah Johnson

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Moon of the Turning Leaves by Waubgeshig Rice

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Moon of the Turning Leaves has been released in paperback and will be released as an ebook on February 27, 2024. I’ve had Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice on the vague… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Moon of the Turning Leaves by Waubgeshig Rice

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Fantasy Novella Review: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

I find Alix E. Harrow’s writing style incredibly readable, with her debut novel being one of my favorite books from 2019, and her works second on my ballot for both Best Short Story (“Mr. Death”) and Best Novella (A Spindle Splintered) last year. Given her popularity, it was no real surprise to see her back… Continue reading Fantasy Novella Review: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

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Sci-fi Novel Review: System Collapse by Martha Wells

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. System Collapse will be released on November 14, 2023. The Murderbot Diaries have rocketed Martha Wells to genre stardom, and it’s easy to see why. They’re fast-paced and fun, with a part-mechanical, part-organic construct—the… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: System Collapse by Martha Wells

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Fantasy Novella Review: Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

I was a bit late to the party on the Wayward Children novella series, but since I’ve started voting in the Hugo Awards, I’ve made an annual event of reading last year’s entry. This year is no different, with Seanan McGuire’s seventh entry in the series, Where the Drowned Girls Go, earning her seventh consecutive… Continue reading Fantasy Novella Review: Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

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Fantasy Novel Review: He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. He Who Drowned the World will be released August 22, 2023.  She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan’s fantastical retelling of the rise of the Ming dynasty in China, was one of the buzziest… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan

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Fantasy Novel Review: Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Blade of Dream will be released July 18, 2023.  After The Long Price Quartet soared up my all-time favorites list, Daniel Abraham became a must-read author. And I sure wasn’t disappointed with Age… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham

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Fantasy Novel Review: A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow

I’ve openly complained about how getting too aggressive with this year’s reading challenges has prevented me from doing much mood reading. But with this book, Bingo has led to another winner. I read Bethany C. Morrow’s A Song Below Water last year and generally enjoyed it. I thought it tried to do too much, and… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

I read Ender’s Game about ten years ago and thought that it was absolutely fantastic—it nailed the academy setting, had fictional competition that actually made sense (infamously no guarantee in sci-fi/fantasy), and had a whole lot of depth to boot. But I felt it ended so well that I didn’t want to risk spoiling it… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card