Review: ‘The High Auction’ (‘Wisdom Revolution’, #1) by Misba

“[S]peaking means nothing if you don’t have voice. The real voice. The voice that never fears.
The voice that never doubts.
The voice that wins without being loud.” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Sci-fi-fantasy; post-apocalyptic utopia/dystopiaPublication: 21 July 2021Pages: 164 (paperback) Synopsis: In the near future, a machinist, a monk, and a mesmerizer are looking for the … Continue reading Review: ‘The High Auction’ (‘Wisdom Revolution’, #1) by Misba

Review: ‘Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes’ by Evan J. Corbin (narr. Christopher Solon)

“I think forgiveness is sorta like love. If it were something you earned, like getting paid for chores, it wouldn’t make it special. So yes, I’ll forgive you, even though I know I don’t have to.” Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: Contemporary fiction; speculative fiction; LGBTQ+ fictionPublication: 2 Sep 2020 (audiobook published 5 Jan 2021)Pages: … Continue reading Review: ‘Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes’ by Evan J. Corbin (narr. Christopher Solon)

Review: ‘One Wish, One Choice’ by Abby Hope Patrick

"None of us would be here if we only thought about our reasons. We're helping you because you need it. Because at one point we've all needed help and we had each other for that. Now it's our turn to help you." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA dystopian fantasyPublication: 1 Sep 2020Pages: 272 (paperback) … Continue reading Review: ‘One Wish, One Choice’ by Abby Hope Patrick

Review: ‘The Light Between Stars’ (edited by Catherine Fitzsimmons)

If there is any theme that all of these stories have adhered to, it is the idea of the magic in the mundane. Rating: 3.75/5 paper planes Genre: Speculative fiction anthology (SFF, dystopian, alternate historical fiction) Publication: 17th July 2020 Pages: 210 (ebook) Synopsis: Charging selflessly into danger, facing the mortality of an artificially extended … Continue reading Review: ‘The Light Between Stars’ (edited by Catherine Fitzsimmons)

Review: ‘The Unseen Force’ (‘Sisters of Chaos’, #2) by Catherine Fitzsimmons

Show me my destiny, and open my eyes so that I may see it clearly. Rating: 3.75/5 paper planes Genre: YA high fantasy Publication: 19 June 2020 Pages: 306 Magic is forbidden in Faneria. After a shocking attack on the king's city by rogue mages was thwarted, Damian Sires, instrumental in their defeat, is now … Continue reading Review: ‘The Unseen Force’ (‘Sisters of Chaos’, #2) by Catherine Fitzsimmons

Review: ‘Chasing the Horizon’ (‘Horizons’, #1) by Zenith Aislin

Time keeps eroding at the worldBut I’m glad I don’t have to travel alone Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy romance (LGBTQIA+) Publication: 19 June 2020 Synopsis: In fair Aeroterra where we lay our sceneTwo star-crossed terrans fleeOn whose flights learn what it is to be free. Konnor, heir of Seslin, is locked away … Continue reading Review: ‘Chasing the Horizon’ (‘Horizons’, #1) by Zenith Aislin

Review: ‘The Maiden Voyage of New York City’ by Gary Girod (ARC)

Manhattan has been under an illusion; the illusion that just because the ship has been set upright means that all its people are safe. You are not. Rating: 4.5/5 stars Genre: Dystopian sci-fi (near future) Publication date: May 15th 2020 Synopsis: New York City has been slowly drowning since the seas rose and buried the … Continue reading Review: ‘The Maiden Voyage of New York City’ by Gary Girod (ARC)

Review: ‘The Girl with the Whispering Shadow’ (‘The Crowns of Croswald’, #2) by D.E. Night

"You can be trapped in a castle, trapped in a scaldonry. Trapped by people. But the worst is being trapped by fear." Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA/MG fantasy (magical boarding school) Synopsis: Even a secret town cannot protect Ivy from a mysterious darkness... Only hours after Ivy Lovely discovers that she is the fulfillment … Continue reading Review: ‘The Girl with the Whispering Shadow’ (‘The Crowns of Croswald’, #2) by D.E. Night

Review: ‘The Super Secret Book’ by Tian En

Diamond City is famous for three things. The sale of chewing gum is banned, each citizen's first and last name starts with the same letter, and most importantly, we have the Super Secret. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Middle-grade superhero novel Synopsis: Violet Vivien is your not-so-typical seventeen-year-old girl. Better known as the sharpshooting superhero … Continue reading Review: ‘The Super Secret Book’ by Tian En

Review: ‘The Crowns of Croswald’ (‘The Croswald Series’, #1) by D.E. Night

The story that you seek is dangerous, Ivy. For you and for others. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA/middle-grade fantasy (magic boarding school) Synopsis: In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret...  For sixteen years, Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the … Continue reading Review: ‘The Crowns of Croswald’ (‘The Croswald Series’, #1) by D.E. Night