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Why You Need to Read: “Witchmark”

The Kingston Cycle: Book One: Witchmark By: C.L. Polk Published: June 19, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Mystery, Gaslamp, Military Fantasy             “She gave no outward sign of her effort, but her Secondary’s knees sagged as she took as much of his strength as she pleased. I shuddered. That would have been me, if I hadn’t… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Witchmark”

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Why You Need to Read: “Aurora Rising”

The Aurora Cycle: #1: Aurora Rising By: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Published: May 7, 2019 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction             “Scarlett Jones (diplomat) introduces the other members of our squad. ‘Tyler Jones, our commander. Zila Madran, science officer. Finian de Seel. Engineer. Catherine Brannock, pilot. And finally, Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth, combat specialist’.” (Chapter 7, Kal).… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Aurora Rising”

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Why You Need to Read: “The City of Brass”

The Daevabad Trilogy: Book 1: The City of Brass By: S.A. Chakraborty Published: November 14, 2017 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction             “Nahri had spent her entire life trying to blend in with those around her just to survive. Those instincts were warring even now: her thrill at learning what she was and her urge to flee back… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The City of Brass”