Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Summerland had such an interesting premise and it was pulled off fairly well. In Summerland, the afterlife has been discovered and colonized by the British, much to the chagrin of the Russians. Set in late 1930s England, this sci-fi novel is also a spy noir thriller, and I really enjoyed the mash-up. The spies followed are … Continue reading Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Release Day Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Synopsis:  Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as … Continue reading Release Day Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Review: Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

Goodreads Synopsis:  The Scott O'Dell award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea returns with her second collection: a new decade of lyrical stories with vintage flair. Inside of these critically-acclaimed tales are memorable characters who are smart, subversive, and singular. A rebellious child identifies with wicked Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and … Continue reading Review: Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

Review: The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

The Clockwork Dynasty is a very interesting steampunk novel that I requested from Netgalley on whim and ended up loving! The story follows two different stories set in two different timelines that are intertwined. The first follows Peter and Elena, two siblings in 1770s Russia with a secret about who they are and how they … Continue reading Review: The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

Review: Resistance by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

I'm not sure how this review is going to go, but I absolutely LOVED this book. Set in a future post-apocalyptic dystopian Paris, people in society are divided into the four elements, with each type of Elemental being conditioned to a different type of personality and job. Fire Elementals are the Peacekeepers (police) and Rescuers. Air … Continue reading Review: Resistance by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

Review: Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis

Spinning Starlight is a sci-fi retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Wild Swans", a fairy tale I was admittedly unfamiliar with. If you've been reading my many retellings reviews lately, you'll know that I definitely read the synopsis before reading this one. The similarities were definitely there, but this story is engaging all on its own. … Continue reading Review: Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis

Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (illustrations by Marie Lu)

This sequel to Illuminae was good, but I would venture to say that I didn't enjoy it as much as the original, and I'll try to articulate why in this review. The premise of Gemina is similar to Illuminae. This time, instead of following Kady and Ezra, we follow Hannah and Nik, who are on … Continue reading Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (illustrations by Marie Lu)