• Review

    Carry On – Review

    Genre: Fantasy

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: Gay and… bi/pan?? Maybe. Not positive.

    Warnings: … fantasy violence?

    Synopsis

    Simon Snow is The Chosen One, and he’s absolute crap at it.

    He can’t control his magic, his vampire roommate, Baz, is constantly attempting to kill him, and there’s an evil magic-eater destroying the world and wearing his face while he does it.

    Cool.

    To top it off, his roommate-turned-nemesis hasn’t even bothered to turn up for their final year at Watford School of Magicks. Simon is sure Baz is plotting against him in some dark alley somewhere, but Simon refuses to be taken by surprise.

  • Review

    Ardulum – Review

    Genre: Sci-Fi / Space Opera

    Pairings: F/F (setup for future novels)

    Queer Rep: NBs! Queers!

    Warnings: Graphic depictions of  violence.

    Synopsis

    Neek is the pilot of a run-down transport ship, where she and her eclectic crew work to make ends meet. Exiled from her home world for not transcribing to the belief of the traveling planet Ardulum and its godly inhabitants, she seeks a way to earn favor to see her family again.

    It seems like a normal day when the crew stumbles across a battle between a strange alien race and the sheriffs of the Charted Systems. Growing stranger by the moment, Neek and her crew are rewarded for their (accidental) aid with the gift of a slave girl. A slave girl who bears a striking resemblance to the Ardulan gods of lore, and whose ability to manipulate cellulose could make her a force of righteousness, or a paragon of destruction.

    General

    This is another “holy shit” book. And by “holy shit” book, I mean “holy God guys, read this immediately.”

  • Review

    Dalí – Review

    Genre: Sci-Fi

    Pairings: NB/M, NB/F

    Queer Rep: All the wonderful NB and queer stuff. Polyamory.

    Warnings: Violence, Torture (Feels like a strong word, but there are some unsavory things going down)

    Synopsis

    Dalí Tamareia is a Sol Fed Diplomat, genderfluid changeling, and badass. Dealing with the painful loss of their family, Dalí struggles to find a purpose, especially as their home system targets changelings for their newest crusade.

    That crusade and the cruel underworkings of the Sol Fed soon become Dalí’s reason for living—someone is targeting and abducting third-gender changelings, and Dalí has all the components to become the perfect undercover operative.

    General

    Honestly? Holy shit. I’ll come out and say it: I had more fun reading Dalí than I’ve had in a long time. In one of the most alien settings I’ve experienced, Dalí delivers beautifully human characters and a beautifully human story.