Thoughts: The Scarlet Circus by Jane Yolen

Source: Netgalley - Thank you to the publisher!!TL;DR: A short collection of shorts all around the idea of love that feel very much fairy tale like and classic in style. Plot: Each story is incredibly short with traditional almost fairy tale plots - save the village from the dragon, the princess, etc.Characters: I sadly won't... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: The Mimicking of Known Success by Malka Older

Source: Netgalley, thank you very much Tor!TL;DR: A unique and very refreshing take on the Holmesian mystery genre, on Jupiter! Plot: An intriguing mystery of a missing man, that is compounded with a side of murder and thievery!Setting: Set on elaborate rings around Jupiter it was hard to picture in the larger scale, but the... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Making More by Katherine Roy

Source: NetGalley - Many thanks to the publisher!TL:DR: A beautifully drawn middle grade book about creating new life - probably best suited to school situations as opposed to personal collections. Artwork: Absolutely stunningScience: It's the barebones of what you need to understand the topic, just enough for the target age-rangeWriting: The actual science pages are... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Dead Country by Max Gladstone

Source: NetGalley & the Publisher - Thank you!TL;DR: An incredibly intense but beautifully written first book in a new series with some old favorite characters - Cannot recommend it enough! Plot: What feels like an easy plot becomes more complicated till it ties into our characters past in some ingenious ways.Characters: Very flawed, very interesting... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Frontier by Grace Curtis

Source: NetGalley - Thank you to the publisher!TL;DR: Fantastic vignette style SF story about finding lost love in a post-apocalyptic world! Plot: Told through short stories so the overall plot is cohesive but the micro plot is per storyCharacters: Diverse and weird and wonderful, I really enjoyed how each of them represented a different view... Continue Reading →

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