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ARC Review: The True Queen – Zen Cho

In the follow-up to the “delightful” Regency fantasy novel (NPR.org) Sorcerer to the Crown, a young woman with no memories of her past finds herself embroiled in dangerous politics in England and the land of the fae. When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they…… Continue reading ARC Review: The True Queen – Zen Cho

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ARC Review: The Ghosts of Halloween – Ceillie Simkiss

Halloween is a holiday that is both loved and reviled by people all over America. It’s one of Cora’s favorite holidays, and a massive source of anxiety for Elena. Between the two of them, they get up to all sorts of hijinks and wind up falling even more head over heels for each other in…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Ghosts of Halloween – Ceillie Simkiss

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ARC Review: Isle of Broken Years – Jane Fletcher

Catalina de Valasco’s parents have her future fully planned. The most important step for a seventeenth century Spanish noblewoman being, of course, an advantageous marriage. Unfortunately, a series of setbacks has left Catalina unwed. On a galleon bound for the Americas and her latest husband-to-be, Catalina again finds her marriage plans frustrated. Pirates capture the…… Continue reading ARC Review: Isle of Broken Years – Jane Fletcher

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ARC Review: Learning Curves – Ceillie Simkiss

Elena Mendez has always been career-first; with only two semesters of law school to go, her dream of working as a family lawyer for children is finally within reach. She can’t afford distractions. She doesn’t have time for love. And she has no idea how much her life will change, the day she lends her…… Continue reading ARC Review: Learning Curves – Ceillie Simkiss

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ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace – Aliette de Bodard

From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land… A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village’s debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference. When failed…… Continue reading ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace – Aliette de Bodard

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ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel. But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

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Cover Reveal: The Ghosts of Halloween by Ceillie Simkiss

  Hi everyone! I’m very excited and pleased to be one of the people chosen to reveal the cover of The Ghosts of Halloween by Ceillie Simkiss. It’s my very first cover reveal on this blog!!! The Ghosts of Halloween companion short story collection to Ceillie’s first published book Learning Curves. I had the privilege…… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Ghosts of Halloween by Ceillie Simkiss

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ARC Review: The Spy with the Red Balloon – Katherine Locke

In a nuclear arms race, you’d use anything for an edge. Even magic. Ilse and Wolf Klein bear many secrets. Genius Ilse is unsure if her parents will ever accept her love of physics. Her brother Wolf strives for a quiet life, though he worries that there’s no place in the world for people like…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Spy with the Red Balloon – Katherine Locke

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Review: The Terracotta Bride – Zen Cho

A tale of first love, bad theology and robot reincarnation in the Chinese afterlife. In the tenth court of hell, spirits wealthy enough to bribe the bureaucrats of the underworld can avoid both the torments of hell and the irreversible change of reincarnation. It’s a comfortable undeath … even for Siew Tsin. She didn’t choose…… Continue reading Review: The Terracotta Bride – Zen Cho