science fiction

The Severed Tower by J. Barton Mitchell: Book Review & Giveaway

the severed tower

We’re participating in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop, a book-related hop we look forward to every year because it’s always full of great novels to win. This year we’re featuring The Severed Tower, Book #2 in the Conquered Earth trilogy by J. Barton Mitchell. I previously reviewed Midnight City, Book #1 in this series, […]

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Shadowplay by Laura Lam: Will Magic Protect Them or Destroy Them?

Fantasy & Supernatural

Sci-fi and fantasy often let us read about sensitive subjects with more detachment, which I think is wonderful because it exposes more people to things they might shy away from in real life. When I read Pantomime, Book #1 in this series, I was excited to see that it deals with such a subject through […]

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The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas: Book Review & Giveaway

the christmas town

I’m always looking for good holiday stories to tell you about during the winter holidays, so I was really happy when I was approached about reading The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas. Elyse Douglas is the pen name of the writing couple Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. They’re known for their romantic holiday novels, so […]

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The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard: What If Everything Was a Lie?

the almost girl

You probably know by now that I love kick-butt heroines, so how could I resist a teenage girl who’s become a Legion General on her world? Yep, The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard is science fiction. It’s also an action adventure with some mystery, a conspiracy or two, and a little romantic interest along the […]

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The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu: Book Review & Giveaway

the deaths of tao

When the publisher approached me about reading and reviewing Wesley Chu’s The Lives of Tao earlier this year, I loved the concept and devoured the book (the review link is at the end of this review). I’ve been quietly tapping my foot anxiously awaiting The Deaths of Tao, Book #2 in this series, because I […]

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The Circle of Thirteen by William Petrocelli: Book Review & Giveaway

the circle of thirteen

When I first saw The Circle of Thirteen by William Petrocelli, I was captivated by its concept but I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a debut novel written by a man that’s about women embracing their power. Thankfully, that was never an issue with this novel. The Circle of Thirteen is a near-future […]

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