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Review of Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

“Two is for discipline, heedless of trial; Three for the gleam of a jewel or a smile; Four for fidelity, facing ahead; Five for tradition and debts to the dead; Six for the truth over solace in lies; Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies; Eight for salvation no matter the cost; Nine for the Tomb, and for all that …

Review of Aftershocks by Marko Kloos

What Happens After A Great War… “She figured that if the Mnemosyne ever became fully sentient and staged a rebellion against biological life-forms, it would remember who had treated it with respect.” Book Synopsis A solar system fights to survive and reform in the wake of war, but the real battle is about to begin. Across the six-planet expanse of …

Review of This Time by Azaaa Davis

“Nadira woke up encompassed in emptiness.” ― Azaaa Davis, This Time” RATING  4/5   STATS Kindle Edition 250 pagesPublished October 1st 2018 by Camp-Davis ProductionsASINB07F7X4HT1Edition LanguageEnglishSeriesNadira Holden, Demon Hunter #1 STORY SYNOPSIS “Legendary demon hunter Nadira Holden paid the ultimate price to end the war between demons and hunters. Resurrected in present-day New York, many years have passed, everyone moved on without her, …

First Chapter, First Paragraph – Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black

First Chapter, First Paragraph The girl did not ride the unicorn, because no one ever did. She rode a nervous oat- colored palfrey that had no name, and led the second horse, a blind and almost deaf ancient who long ago had been called Rinaldo and was now simply Rin. The unicorn sometimes paced next to the palfrey, and sometimes not. Rin bore the …

Indie Spotlight – Allie McCormack

“Allie McCormack comes through again with the premiere of her multicultural romance series, Sons of the Desert.” Sage Wolfsong – http://www.sagewolfsong.com Story Spotlight SwanSong by Allie McCormack Book 1: Sons of the Desert Sarah Pendleton was born into a life of wealth and privilege, raised in the shadow of her mother, a famous soprano and her father, a composer and …

Indie Author Spotlight – K.J Kruk

Hybrid Publishing a Middle-Grade Sci-Fi Novel by K.J. Kruk Every writer dreams about getting published. However, after taking months upon years to finish their manuscripts, they’re greeted with three options: 1. Battle through a million rejection letters for a very slim chance of landing an agent (who may or may not procure them a traditional publishing deal) 2. Go through even more blood, sweat, and tears to try to figure out how to …

Boy Scouts and Espionage: Black Badge Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins

About An espionage series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions. Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions …

Altered Carbon: Download Blues by Richard K. Morgan, Rik Hoskin

“Culture is like a smog. To livewithin it, you must breathe some of it in and, inevitably, becontaminated.” ― Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon Book Synopsis In the distant future, the human body is a temporary and interchangeable commodity – if you can pay. For the interstellar elite, bodies are swapped out and reused without a second thought. You never grow old; you …