Give Me Another Chance, Cowboy by Valerie Comer

This book plays on Valerie Comer’s strengths in so many ways. Like her other cowboy romances, book 2 of the Cavanagh Cowboys Romance series depends heavily on the characters, bringing them to life through relatable circumstances and reactions. It also … Continue reading

Calculated Risks by Seanan McGuire

Note: Calculated Risks releases on February 23, 2021, but is available for preorder. The book has a prologue of when Sarah first met Artie, a cute scene, but also one that grounds us in Sarah’s loss. The first chapter starts … Continue reading

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

A complex narrative and strong characters are a big draw for me as a reader. I didn’t think this story had characters I could connect with at first (I was wrong), but the complexity is there from the moment story … Continue reading

Imaginary Numbers by Seanan McGuire

I realized I’d missed a book in the InCryptid series, and one I’d been looking forward to, when news of the next book reached me, so dug out our paper copy. Sarah’s story is unique for the series so far … Continue reading

Calico Kids by Todd Downing

If I hadn’t seen Stranger Things, I might have had a harder time understanding the mood of this book. That said, the story shares little crossover with the focus of the television show, which leans more on the horror edge … Continue reading

Contaminant Six by Joseph R. Lallo

If you’ve ever wondered whether the Free-Wrench series can be read out of order, I guess it can. Somehow, I got turned around and read the sixth book before the fifth. Though I had a couple of places where I … Continue reading

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

I finished reading A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but reviewing the book turned out to be a struggle. When I try to describe it to people I think would enjoy the story, the … Continue reading

Chaos in Milan by Edale Lane Giveaway

The last book of Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, Chaos in Milan, is now available. You can read my reviews of the series, but here’s a hint about what they say: I enjoyed the trilogy a lot. In case I … Continue reading

Persephone Station by Stina Leicht

The description of Persephone Station intrigued me from the start. I enjoyed both television shows listed as comparable, while the line between space opera and military science fiction is a favorite of mine. It’s strange how something that falls tightly … Continue reading

Chaos in Milan By Edale Lane

This book serves as the culmination of the main arc in the Night Flyer Trilogy. It brings various story lines together from as far back as the first book, Merchants of Milan. Still, the catchup is smoothly inserted into the … Continue reading