No Good Deed byKara Connolly 3 star tags: author-female, cover-art-enticing, hero-female, hero-rushes-around-planless, historical-fiction, palace-politics, sf-f, test-bechcel-pass, ya The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (World of Solace) 5 star tags: author-female, big-fat-book, cover-art-enticing, hero-brain-over-brawn, hero-female, middle-grade, mystery, palace-politics, sf-f, shapeshifter, steam-punk, test-bechcel-pass, test-johnson-pass
Can a book be YA when the hero is 25? She reads like an older teen. Ingrid is a special snowflake, the only female who can feel the magic of earth’s tremors. She isn’t going to storm the castle, um, the academy, to make it a place where women can take part. No, she has … More Breath of Earth by Beth Cato
If you loved Ender’s War, you’ll enjoy this book of analysis of the stories. If you like to write, you’ll enjoy the analysis of which elements really work so well. If you’re not in love with Ender’s War, this is not the book for you. View all my reviews
This book got interesting around page 200. Before that, there was witty repartee that wasn’t witty. The aristocrats were all boring. The most interesting character was the cat. There were naval battles fought in 3 dimensions because these sailing ships sailed the air. Lots of world building about living in spires with ‘habbles’ or habitats, … More The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
This is my To Read Now stack. Clearly, sleep is going to have to wait, this week.
A wide mix of stories, both in character and in quality. Picked it up for Seanan McGuire’s story, “Stingers and Strangers,” which was very good. The clockwork men were interesting, the whores were not your usual heart-of-gold or hates-all-men characters, and the cowboys-and-indians were certainly presented in a startling way. The most interesting stories besides … More Dead Man’s Hand by J J Adams