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Review: “Mirrorstrike,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Winterglass, Nuawa, trained and shaped since birth to destroy the Winter Queen, won a tribute tournament and became the newest officer in her armies. Part of the reason she’s so good at

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Review: “Winterglass,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Winterglass has one foot in the realm of fairy tale retellings (The Snow Queen), and one foot in fantasy. Sirapirat came under the rule of the Winter Queen 50 years ago, much like

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Review: “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado

Rating: 4 out of 5 Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties: Stories is a bizarre and arresting collection of short stories. “The Husband Stitch” is one of my favorite stories in this volume. It’s about a girl’s journey

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Review: “Traitor,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s Traitor (Collaborator Book 1) posits a world in which alien contact happens on Earth–only to find out they’ve been here before (a loooong time ago), and that the aliens are biologically human.

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Review: “Oblivion,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Oblivion (Demons of Oblivion Book 5) is the conclusion to this wonderful series. Vampire Zara Lain accidentally kicked off the apocalypse in the previous novel, and now it’s really shifting into gear.

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Review: “Blood Ties,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Blood Ties (Elis O’Connor Book 1) is an intriguing start to a new series. 22-year-old witch Elis O’Connor is a serial killer. She kills “garbage men”–men who molest, abuse, and terrorize their

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Review: “A Taste of Honey,” Kai Ashante Wilson

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Kai Ashante Wilson’s A TASTE OF HONEY, young Aqib, who takes care of the animals in the Prince’s Menagerie, catches the eye of a soldier from a different land–and finally Aqib understands why women

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Review: “The Demon Prince,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Such a delicious couple! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 After reading Anne Aguirre’s The Leopard King (Ars Numina book one), I was so eager to read The Demon Prince (Ars Numina) (Volume 2) that I didn’t even

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Review: “Machine’s Last Testament,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s brilliant novel Machine’s Last Testament, Suzhen is just a petty bureaucrat. She’s a “selection agent,” who gets to decide which immigrants will get to join society in Anatta. Most immigrants have been

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Review: “Rules for Vanishing,” Kate Alice Marshall

Pros: Incredibly intense and imaginative! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Kate Alice Marshall’s young adult horror story Rules for Vanishing is an utterly fascinating ride. Sara Donoghue’s sister Becca went missing a year ago, and Sara overheard her

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