What a beautiful, brutal book. This is Seanan McGuire’s first novel, and it’s the first thing I’ve read by her. I fell in love with it very quickly, fascinated by the world building and rules of magic and diplomacy that the characters live by. It’s an intricate, dangerous world coexisting alongside the human one, always … More Review – Rosemary and Rue
Whew! BookCon 2017 ended Sunday evening, but it feels like I should still be getting ready for it! Crazy how quickly it went by… It was a lot of fun, though, and I got to meet a ton of awesome people. My only regret is not taking photos while I was there. I wish I … More BookCon is over! Now what??
After countless hours embroidering, tracing, cutting, sewing, stuffing, and finishing by hand, they have finally arrived in all their glory. And with watermarks on their photos this time, too. You remember the first batch of arkin plushies, right? They were all beanies and came in mostly neutral hues. Gold, red, and blue were the exceptions. … More The Arkin Plush Army
BookCon finally has their showroom floor maps up! As a reminder, I’ll be in booth #2677, so stop by and say hi if you’re attending!!
This is the sequel to Golden Age, which I really enjoyed. Sadly, this book is missing something its predecessor had. Or maybe it tries to do too much too fast. Chloe and Dion return, but Chloe’s character becomes very reactionary. Her previous independence and self-motivation peter out as the book progresses. Given the plot, that … More Review – Silver Road
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even if it felt a little slow at times. The world building is very well done, creating a world filled with rich mythology and an intriguing fantasy race known as the eldran, shapeshifters who are often in danger of losing themselves. The eldran serve as a background element for most … More Review – Golden Age
I liked this book a lot, but there was something that kept me from falling in love with it. Granted, I read it while mostly exhausted from BookCon prep work, so if I’d read this at another time, I maybe could have ended up loving it. It certainly has some of my favorite elements: sci-fi, … More Review – Earth & Sky
Another one for the Did Not Finish shelf, and for me, a greatly disappointing read. This book sounded so interesting, and I was looking forward to sinking my teeth into it, but I only made it a little over 40% of the way through before I put it down. There is tons of action but … More Review – The Atlantis Gene
Name: Myrikanj Species: Yukarian Sex: Female Gender: Female Date of Arrest: 10.02.0056 AW Notable Physical Traits: Slightly paler blue skin than Yukarian norm. Dark blue tattoo on forehead just above antennae joint (obtained after imprisonment). Charge(s): Smuggling of weapons, illegal hallucinogenic spices; evasion of territorial taxation law; evasion of galactic taxation law; aiding and abetting … More Star Federation Database: Criminal Record – Myrikanj
Hey, all! Check out this absolutely wonderful digital drawing of my characters, Lissa and Blade! I’m in love with how dynamic this is, and the expressions of the characters. Whoever’s on the receiving end of their attention is not going to have a good time, you can be sure of that. This image was drawn by Hazumirein, … More Lissa & Blade by Hazumirein