Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Review

Nothing But Blackened Teeth Review

A strained group of five friends reunite in an abandoned Heian-era mansion for a wedding. Talia, the bride, has always wanted to be married in a haunted house. You see, the group used to go ghosthunting together, back when the bonds between them hadn't been strained with time and disagreements. It's said a woman whose … Continue reading Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Review

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood Review

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This Ethiopian-inspired reimagining of Jane Eyre follows Andromeda, a debtera whose duty is to exorcise manifestations created by the Evil Eye. Andi is hired for a notoriously difficult job by Magnus Rochester, the young heir who is haunted by a particularly nasty manifestation. As an unlicensed debtera, succeeding in exorcising his desert manor is her … Continue reading Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood Review

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling Review

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Jane Shoringfield has decided that, in order to not burden her adoptive family, she will need to secure a marriage of convenience. After a series of calculations of the best man to offer this untraditional arrangement, she approaches doctor Augustine Lawrence. Despite his charm, he has maintained his life as a reclusive bachelor, so she … Continue reading The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling Review

City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn Review

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In the neon cyberpunk city of Requiem based on one of Alpha-Centauri's moons, Riven Hawthorne wants to make a name for herself in the criminal underworld. When a job goes wrong, a bounty stolen from beneath her crew’s nose, she needs to make money quick. In desperation, they decide to steal from the infamous bounty … Continue reading City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn Review

Mini Sci-Fi Reviews // Iron Widow, Destroyer of Light, To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars

Mini Sci-Fi Reviews. Iron Widow, Destroyer of Light, To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars

Today I'm reviewing three sci-fi releases that vary fantastically in how they approach the genre and its conventions. With giant mecha, a first contact war, and a dark retelling of the Persephone myth - I hope there's a little bit of sci-fi for everyone. Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao Women are sacrificed in giant … Continue reading Mini Sci-Fi Reviews // Iron Widow, Destroyer of Light, To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars

A New Spin On Artificial Intelligence // Activation Degradation Review

Activation Degradation Review

Activation Degradation is a thrilling science-fiction read that has a fresh new take on the topic of artificial intelligence. This book feels like Murderbot's gritty cousin with an A.I. main character who's struggling to figure out who they are and what they want to be. It also features one of my favourite tropes - uncovering … Continue reading A New Spin On Artificial Intelligence // Activation Degradation Review

A Gorgeously Seductive Gothic Fantasy // Lakesedge Review

Lakesedge Review

Lakesedge is a lush young adult gothic fantasy dripping with atmosphere, Faustian bargains, monster boys, sacrifice and casual queer representation. It's exactly what I want to see more in this genre and the perfect read for the spooky season. I adore how gothic fantasy is gaining popularity, and Lakesedge doesn't disappoint. If you love the … Continue reading A Gorgeously Seductive Gothic Fantasy // Lakesedge Review

A Brilliant Science Fiction Magazine // Snake Eyes: Planet Scumm #11 Review

Snake Eyes: Planet Scumm #11 Review

Today I'm reviewing something a little bit different! Planet Scumm is a tri-annual science fiction magazine, and I'm reviewing Issue #11 Snake Eyes. This edition only accepted submissions from cis women, trans women, trans men, and non-binary people - and the stories do a wonderful job of featuring underrepresented voices. It features gorgeous art, and … Continue reading A Brilliant Science Fiction Magazine // Snake Eyes: Planet Scumm #11 Review