Anna

Sammy HK Smith ★★★ In her post-apocalyptic world, she has chosen to leave her home and wander the wastelands, subsisting on what she can scavenge and hunt. Women have become mere chattel in this new reality, bought and sold and violated at the whim of the men who snare them, so she avoids human contact,…… Continue reading Anna

Threadneedle

Cari Thomas ★★★★★ “Magic is the first sin; we must bear it silently” When Anna’s father murdered her mother and killed himself, it was her aunt who took her in. Aunt is a witch, a Binder. Anna is being raised to become a Binder, taught that magic is a curse, a temptation that must be…… Continue reading Threadneedle

May Releases

Wow, this month has really sped past. So much so that I didn’t quite realise when I was, and hadn’t got round to writing this post yet. If it seems a bit rushed, now you know why. I’ve also had two projects on this month, one of which is irrelevant to the blog but seems…… Continue reading May Releases

Shards of Earth [The Final Architecture #1]

Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★★ The Architects came for Earth first. Humanity had nothing to stop them, so Earth fell, torn asunder and remade at the Architect’s whim. Decades and many dead planets later, our last best hope were the Intermediaries, a handful of surgically altered humans borne into space by a female warrior caste, the genetically…… Continue reading Shards of Earth [The Final Architecture #1]

Peace Talks [The Dresden Files #16]

Jim Butcher ★★★★★ Harry Dresden is back! It’s been more than six years since I read Skin Game, the previous book in the Dresden Files series – not because of losing interest in the series (I love it), but because real life interrupted the author’s output – so I was pretty worried that I wouldn’t…… Continue reading Peace Talks [The Dresden Files #16]

April Releases

Three seems to be becoming the magic number, as that’s what I have for you again this month. I found this month’s pickings to be fairly slim but came up with the following for your consideration. I reviewed Christina Sweeney-Baird’s The End of Men back in December, giving it four stars. It’s a timely viral…… Continue reading April Releases

Shade Cursed

M.D. Massey ★★ As a baby, Crowley was abducted by the fae, a changeling taken to Underhill and given to the powerful sorceress Fuamnach to raise and train. Now a powerful shadow mage, he has escaped the fae and, despite being on the run from Fuamnach, has settled in Austin, Texas, from where he occasionally…… Continue reading Shade Cursed

Dark Lullaby

Polly Ho-Yen ★★★★ “We used to worry about nuclear weapons, overpopulation, climate change… but not this. Not infertility.” It’s been over twenty years since the last child was conceived naturally. Trying to have a baby involves long, painful, and sometimes fatal fertility treatment, but a successful outcome – a child – is the most precious…… Continue reading Dark Lullaby

All the Murmuring Bones

A.G. Slatter ★★★ “There’s an old woman, though, with plans and plots of long gestation; and there’s the sea, which will have her due, come hell or high water; and there are secrets and lies which never stay buried forever.” For generation upon generation, the O’Malley family has prospered in their sprawling mansion on the…… Continue reading All the Murmuring Bones

March Releases

Three for you again this month. Back when I first started reviewing, one of my first books was Stillhouse Lake, by Rachel Caine. I’d read a couple of her Weather Warden fantasy series years before, but I had no idea she wrote non-fantasy as well, so I was intrigued. I ended up reading, reviewing, and…… Continue reading March Releases