The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

This is a science fiction novel built around the multiverse theory. It jumps into an interesting explanation of how the system works from the start. That interest soon turns dark as the health and longevity differences found with economic disparity … Continue reading

Accidentally Wolf by Elle Boon

This novella introduces the paranormal romance series Mystic Wolves. Werewolves are obvious from the title, but we learn the rules the wolves live under, that fae exist, and many other little details to flesh out the world nicely. Things come … Continue reading

My Fair Assassin by C.J. Anaya

I chose this fantasy romance because I wanted a quick, easy read. There is more to this story than I expected, however. We get a fun, fated-mates romance with language and goal clashes even as the main characters work toward … Continue reading

The Best of Daughters by Dilly Court

This novel is an exploration of the meaning of character, and how upbringing, companions, and circumstance influence people’s attitudes. Historical fiction’s strength is in how the themes reflect the book’s time period. The early 1900s in England continued the shift … Continue reading

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

Several years have passed since I read Book 2 of Song of the Lioness. I didn’t remember putting in a hold for the next one, but the library just informed me it was available, so I started reading. Tamora Pierce’s … Continue reading

By Darkness Revealed by Kevin McLaughlin

The novel begins like an introduction to urban fantasy with detailed explanations of standard elements. However, it plays on many English boarding school tropes as well, offering an interesting blend of the two. The twist comes in the boarding school … Continue reading

Foul Is Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

This book throws you in at the deep end of a surreal world until you’re not sure what’s real and what are hallucinations thanks to the main character having some form of an attention disorder. We are first introduced to … Continue reading

Secrets of Milan by Edale Lane with Giveaway

Secrets of Milan starts with Fiore and Maddie in a relationship crisis, with Maddie holding herself separate. This confused me for a short while because I’d thought their crisis over, but when Maddie quickly reveals the cause, it’s something new. … Continue reading

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H. L. Burke

This series has come up in conversation a time or two in the steampunk groups I follow online, and its fans are dedicated. Having read the first book, I understand why. Nyssa Glass is a genuinely nice person with a … Continue reading

Fury of the Gods by Amy Braun

I jumped into the Areios Brothers series with Fury of the Gods, the third book. I know most people don’t do that, but when something about the description intrigues me, I have no trouble starting in the middle of a … Continue reading