Spoiler Alert – Olivia Dade

Synopsis: Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he’s known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster.  Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that…

The Space Between Worlds – Micaiah Johnson

Synopsis: Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total. On…

TBR Ten Round #3

This last month was a doozy. I started strong but ended up petering out when insomnia kicked in and my brain decided it wasn’t going to process any information. I got about a quarter of the way through Valor without retaining anything that happened. Icons became too much at one point and I had to…

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

Synopsis: Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different…

Across the Nightingale Floor- Lian Hearn

Synopsis: In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard.The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who…

TBR Ten Round 2

It has been a while since I have been able to sit at my computer and type up a blog post. While my YouTube has remained active, I have had very little time to sit still. It seems 2021 has no plans to go easy on us. To update my last TBR Ten, I read:…

The Mask of Mirrors – M. A. Carrick

Synopsis: Nightmares are creeping through the city of dreams… Renata Viraudax is a con artist who has come to the sparkling city of Nadezra — the city of dreams — with one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune and her sister’s future. But as she’s drawn into the…

The Route of Ice and Salt – José Luis Zárate

Synopsis: A reimagining of Dracula’s voyage to England, filled with Gothic imagery and queer desire. It’s an ordinary assignment, nothing more. The cargo? Fifty boxes filled with Transylvanian soil. The route? From Varna to Whitby. The Demeter has made many trips like this. The captain has handled dozens of crews. He dreams familiar dreams: to…

Burial Rites – Hannah Kent

Synopsis: A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm…

Scythe – Neal Shusterman

Synopsis: A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen…