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Review: The Toll by Cherie Priest

The Toll is a dark new fantasy by Cherie Priest. And it truly is a deliciously dark tale. It blends modern horror with more traditional elements, creating something new and horrifying. Continue reading

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Review: Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre

Heartwood Box is the newest novel by Ann Aguirre, and it is an amazing blend of different genres. It’s young adult, and has romance, supernatural, and science fiction elements as well. It’s a time travel tale, but also a tale of a teenage girl trying to do what is right. And it’s so amazingly dark and brilliant. Continue reading

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Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Silver in the Wood earns the award for the most enchanting novella I’ve read this year. It’s a cross between a love story and a tale of the Green Man. It’s beautiful, unique, and will capture your heart and your attention all in one go. Continue reading

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Review: The Fire Opal Mechanism (Gemworld #2) by Fran Wilde

The Fire Opal Mechanism is the second novel in the Gemworld series. I was a little conflicted about this novella. On the one hand – I desperately wanted to see more of this world. On the other hand, I wasn’t quite over the heartbreak caused by The Jewel and Her Lapidary (a brilliant novella, but one that hit me on an emotional level). Continue reading

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Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Magic for Liars is the latest standalone novel from Sarah Gailey. Honestly, after having finished this novel, I found myself wishing that it wasn’t a standalone novel. But more on that later. Magic for Liars has so much to offer, with a rich blend of ideas and genres. Continue reading

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Review: Longer by Michael Blumlein

Longer is one of those science fiction novels that’ll make you think. More than that, it’ll make you feel. I’m not ashamed to admit that Longer made me cry like a baby at times. It cut through me and forced me to view the tale on an emotional level. Continue reading

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Review: Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

Alice Payne Arrives is a new take on time. Yes, I know, time travel has been done a million times, and will likely be done a million more times. But that won’t stop me from trying new books and series. In this particular case – I’m glad that I gave it a chance. Continue reading

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Review: Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

The Night Masquerade is the third and I believe final novella in the Binti trilogy. Part of me hopes that the series will continue, but I also have to acknowledge that it had the perfect ending here, so it is what it is I suppose. Continue reading

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Review: Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Home is the second novella in the Binti trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor. It takes place about a year after the events in Binti. That means it’s been a year since Binti resolved the war between two races. A year since she arrived on another planet. A year since she started class at Oozma University. A year since she’s been home. Continue reading

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Review: Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds

Permafrost is the latest novella from the mind of Alastair Reynolds. It’s described as being a time-traveling climate science fiction adventure, and honestly, I can’t think of a better way to phrase it than that. Continue reading

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