ARC Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan's She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy. In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, … Continue reading ARC Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Review: Subtle Blood by KJ Charles

Will Darling is all right. His business is doing well, and so is his illicit relationship with Kim Secretan--disgraced aristocrat, ex-spy, amateur book-dealer. It’s starting to feel like he’s got his life under control. And then a brutal murder in a gentleman’s club plunges them back into the shadow world of crime, deception, and the … Continue reading Review: Subtle Blood by KJ Charles

ARC Review: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

While the Iskat Empire has long dominated the system through treaties and political alliances, several planets, including Thea, have begun to chafe under Iskat's rule. When tragedy befalls Imperial Prince Taam, his Thean widower, Jainan, is rushed into an arranged marriage with Taam's cousin, the disreputable Kiem, in a bid to keep the rising hostilities … Continue reading ARC Review: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

ARC Review: Fence Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan

The boys of Kings Row bout with drama, rivalry, and romance in this original YA novel by The New York Times bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan--inspired by the award-nominated comic series by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion who dreams of getting the proper training he … Continue reading ARC Review: Fence Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan

ARC Review: The Sugared Game by KJ Charles (The Will Darling Adventures, #2)

It's been two months since Will Darling saw Kim Secretan, and he doesn't expect to see him again. What do a rough and ready soldier-turned-bookseller and a disgraced shady aristocrat have to do with each other anyway? But when Will encounters a face from the past in a disreputable nightclub, Kim turns up, as shifty, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Sugared Game by KJ Charles (The Will Darling Adventures, #2)