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Why You Need to Read: “The Jasmine Throne”

Burning Kingdoms, #1: The Jasmine Throne By: Tasha Suri Published: June 8, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy             She had fought to have this opportunity,…All of it, in order to have this: a maidservant who was likely ‘not’ simply a maidservant, standing before her within the walls of this blighted prison, (13: Malini).              Readers love when authors release… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Jasmine Throne”

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Why You Need to Read: “Catalyst Gate”

The Protectorate: Book 3: Catalyst Gate By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                                           Audiobook: 20 hours 49 minutes Published: June 22, 2021                                                        Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera             Rainier Lavaux had threatened everything and everyone Sanda had ever loved. Sanda had felt that loss once. And she’d burn the bitch to the ground rather than suffer through that… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Catalyst Gate”

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Why You Need to Read: “Chaos Vector”

The Protectorate: Book 2: Chaos Vector                                By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                                           Audiobook: 19 hours and 5 minutes Published: July 28, 2020                                                      Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera             “It’s been two years. Why would things escalate now?             Graham smiled slyly. “Because you’re back, kid. Two years and some change was about the time you disappeared, about the time Icarion… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Chaos Vector”

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Why You Need to Read: “First, Become Ashes”

First, Become Ashes By: K.M. Szpara Published: April 6, 2021 Genre: Urban Fantasy TRIGGER WARNING: Be advised. This book contains elements of self-harm, imprisonment, rape, torture, abuse, and non-consensual sex.  I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair review. All thoughts are mine alone.             Her voice drips with pity I… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “First, Become Ashes”

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Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”

Tower of Mud and Straw By: Yaroslav Barsukov Published: February 21, 2021 Genre: Fantasy             The tower took the length of the world—only it was an alien world, replicating itself over and over as it climbed to a distinct, ghostly gap into the clouds. Or did he stare down a well? (Part I. The Duchy. 5).             Critics have an… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Girl in the Tower”

Winternight Trilogy, #2: The Girl in the Tower By: Katherine Arden Published: December 5, 2017 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Folklore/Magic Realism/Coming-of-Age             Highborn women, who must live and die in towers, were much given to visiting. Now and again, they stayed overnight for company, when their husbands were away, (1: The Death of the Snow-Maiden).             Folklore maintains traditions and cultures that… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Girl in the Tower”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Bear and the Nightingale”

Winternight Trilogy, #1: The Bear and the Nightingale By: Katherine Arden Published: January 10, 2017 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Folklore/Magic Realism/Coming-of-Age             Vasya’s head hurt with thinking. If the domovoi wasn’t real, then what about the others? The vodyanoy in the river, the twig-man in the trees? The rusalka, the polevik, the dvorovoi? Had she imagined them all? Was… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Bear and the Nightingale”

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Why You Need to Read: “Velocity Weapon”

The Protectorate: Book 1: Velocity Weapon                           By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                        Audiobook: 18 hours 22 minutes Published: June 11, 2019                                  Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera I am called “The Light of Berossus,” the voice said, (Chapter 1, The Aftermath of the Battle of Dralee).  For every individual in a fandom, there is the moment, in which they were… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Velocity Weapon”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Bone Ships”

The Tide Child #1: The Bone Ships By: R.J. Barker Published: September 24, 2019 Genre: Fantasy             Joron sat opposite the man who had made sure he was condemned to a ship of the dead, and, in so doing, he heard of the miracle that would make him part of a legend, (12: To All Who Serve, Comes A-Calling).             The… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Bone Ships”

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Why You Need to Read: “Realm of Ash”

The Books of Ambha: #2: Realm of Ash By: Tasha Suri Published: November 12, 2019 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Coming-of-Age NOTE: Some minor spoilers from Empire of Sand. You have been warned.              “My blood—my Amrithi blood in this loyal Ambhan body—is part of the curse. But it’s also part of the cure. I just don’t know how. But the… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Realm of Ash”