Category : Books

by Joane - 1 month ago

Over at Kirkus: A Game of Queens (A List)

We are over at Kirkus early this week for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, with a list… Inspired by the Game of Thrones-shaped hole in her life, as well as the rich vein of awesome female-focused epic fantasy publishing this spring, Th...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Non-Binary Authors to Read: March 2018

Non-Binary Authors To Read is a quarterly column from A.C. Wise highlighting non-binary authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Hello and welcome to a new installment of Non-Binary Authors to Read! As you ma...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Book Review: A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens

Title: A Spoonful of Murder Written by Robin Stevens Genre: Middle Grade, Murder Mysteries Publisher: PuffinPublication Date: February 2018Paperback: 352 pages When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to acco...

by Joane - 1 month ago

The Wounded Heart Always Heals

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for the movie Logan. Logan was probably my most highly anticipated film release of 2017, and I made plans to see it with a friend when it came out in March. Unlike my friend—and most black geeks—I’m not into...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Book Review: THE READER by Traci Chee

Title: The Reader Author: Traci Chee Genre: Speculative Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, Young Adult Publisher: PutnamPublication date: September 2016Paperback: 442 pages Once there was, and one day there will be. This is the beginning of every story....

by Joane - 1 month ago

Kyle Alexander Romines, A Sound in the Dark review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh Ah, with summer coming this makes the perfect read! Kyle Alexander Romines’ A Sound in the Dark ups the creep factor when it comes to camping. This one will keep you on your toes with its fast-paced action! The story o...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Title:Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young ReadersPublication date: March 6 2018Hardcover: 4480 Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her Wes...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Cooking the Books with John Scalzi

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new monthly feature in partnership with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard’s Cooking the Books Podcast! Today’s guest is John Scalzi, talking to Aliette and Fran about his work, about bacon, his questionable opinion...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Book Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Title:Tess of the Road Author: Rachel Hartman Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Random HousePublication date: February 27 2018Hardcover: 544 In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, a...

by Joane - 1 month ago

Trash and Treasure: Final Fantasy XV (February 2018)

Trash & Treasure is a miscellany of monthly opinions on SFF, fandom and general geekness from Foz Meadows. As a present to myself in this, my birthday month, I’m going to indulge in a shameless exploration of my many and complex Feelings about...

by Joane - 1 month ago

M.R. Carey, The Boy on the Bridge review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh A HUMAN BEING… …IS A VERY HARD THING TO BE I have to be honest here when I first began to read The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey I was feeling disappointed. I had read his previous story The Girl With All the Gifts and...

by Joane - 2 months ago

Matthew Weber, Teeth Marks review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh Yikes! What do get when you mix some biting humor in with a dash of horror? Teeth Marks!! Matthew Weber’s latest release is a dark collection of 12 stories that are sure to make an impression, a deep indented impression!...