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Series Review: Earthsea Continued

If you missed it, I reviewed the original Earthsea trilogy – which was technically a reread for me, but it felt like a new experience because I couldn’t remember, like, any details. Now I’m back to review the later books in the series!

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Book Reviews: Charlie Jane Anders

While browsing my local library, I noticed Six Months, Three Days, Five Others and between its small size and strange cover art, I had to know what it was about. The sci-fi collection appealed to me, but I noticed the note about a short related to another of Anders’s books, All the Birds in the Sky. I didn’t want to feel like I was missing anything so I borrowed both.

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Mini(bot) Reviews: The Witch Boy & The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

Time for a couple more mini-reviews – a book I quite enjoyed and a book that turned out to be rather a huge disappointment.

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Mini(bot) Reviews: Empire of Sand & Aquicorn Cove

Sometimes I want to review a book, but I don’t have all that much to say. Rather than push myself to come up with a review that I didn’t enjoy writing (and likely you didn’t enjoy reading), or not mention the book at all, I’ll post a mini review.

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Book Review: 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior

5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior
By Mark & Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun

My Edition:
Paperback, 250 pages
2017, Random House
ISBN: 9781101935880

In the city of Chrysalis, Oona Lee is training to become a sand dancer, though she’s clumsy and doesn’t have a way with her magic the way her older sister does. Her older sister who ran off without a trace and only recently contacted Oona once more. When the city falls under attack, Oona finds herself teamed up with An Tzu, a poor boy with some amazing friends and Jax Amboy, celebrity athlete. The kids soon find themselves wrapped up in a plot that spans the five worlds of their galaxy and Oona must delay her reunion with her sister if she wants to save her friends and her home.

I purchased this on a whim and I’m so pleased I did! I absolutely loved the mix of sci-fi and fantasy elements, the protagonists and the art style!

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Book Review: Bloody Rose

Bloody Rose
By Nicholas Eames

My Edition:
Paperback, 512 pages
2018, Orbit
ISBN: 9780316362535

Tam works at a local pub, but dreams of living a life of adventure like the mercenaries she serves. Even her uncle is part of a band. But her father, an ex-merc, refuses to let Tam go – he’s already lost her mother and strict as he seems, he won’t lose his daughter too. That all changes when Bloody Rose, infamous daughter of Golden Gabe, and her crew come to Tam’s pub looking for a bard. Tam gets her wish for adventure, but realizes it may come at the cost of her life.

It took me forever to get started on this review because I’ve been in a bit of a funk and once again Eames has wowed me and I want to do this book some justice, instead of my typical scream-in-your-face-that-you-should-read-this-book-immediately thing.

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Book Review: Trail of Lightning

Originally posted on Geek Girl Authority

Trail of Lightning
By Rebecca Roanhorse

My Edition:
Hardcover, 287 pages
2018, Saga Press
ISBN: 9781534413498

Thank you to Saga and Wunderkind for providing me with a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

Mix a watery apocalypse with monsters and supernaturally gifted humans and add a dash of Native American folklore and a smattering of gods returned to Earth and you’ve got Trail of Lightning.

This book has everything you want from a post-apocalyptic novel: a climate crisis that wiped out most of the world’s population, a mish-mash of leftover tech and survivalist tactics, hideous monsters ravaging the remaining humans, humans developing superpowers to battle those monsters and bastard gods who have returned to Earth to mess with the survivors all blended together by an own-voices author.

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