Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

[Aster] was standing on the edge of a new world and so ready to jump. How Lucifer felt upon leaving the Heavens. He didn't fall. He dove. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Science-fiction; Afrofuturism; dystopian fictionPublication: 3 Oct 2017Pages: 351 (paperback) Synopsis: Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn - botanist and healer Aster Gray has little to offer … Continue reading Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

Review: ‘To Sleep in a Sea of Stars’ by Christopher Paolini

"We are aware. we are conscious. And we are made from the same stuff as the heavens... We are the universe watching itself, watching and learning." Rating: 4.25/5 paper planes Genre: Science fiction (space opera)Publication: 15 Sep 2020Pages: 880 (hardcover) Synopsis: Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During … Continue reading Review: ‘To Sleep in a Sea of Stars’ by Christopher Paolini

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: ‘Court of Lions’ (‘Mirage’, #2) by Somaiya Daud

Sacred fire only ever came to the brave and courageous. Hope was given to a person who might reshape the world... For We have sent unto you a Sign. See it and take heed. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA science-fiction fantasyPublication: 6 Aug 2020Pages: 336 (e-book) Synopsis: Amani, kidnapped into serving as a body … Continue reading Review: ‘Court of Lions’ (‘Mirage’, #2) by Somaiya Daud

Review: ‘Seven Devils’ (‘Seven Devils’, #1) by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

She looked out at the stars and planned her next game.Queens kill king. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Science-fiction (space opera)Publication: 6 Aug 2020Pages: 448 (e-book)Synopsis: Eris thought she had left her old life as the Heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Resistance throws her right back into … Continue reading Review: ‘Seven Devils’ (‘Seven Devils’, #1) by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

Review: ‘The Space Between Worlds’ by Micaiah Johnson

I have seen two worlds now and the space between. We are a wonder... Rating: 4.8/5 paper planes Genre: Science fiction (parallel universes, interdimensional travel) Publication: 4 Aug 2020 Pages: 336 pages (hardback) Synopsis: The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still … Continue reading Review: ‘The Space Between Worlds’ by Micaiah Johnson

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)

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

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Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

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)

Top 5 Saturday: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Titles with Numbers in Them

'Twenties Girl' by Sophie Kinsella Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don't get visited by ghosts. Or do they? When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Titles with Numbers in Them