I have been trying to read this book for four months. That may not sound like much, but this book is 100% my jam and I still could not focus on it enough to get it read. Finally, I re-upped my Audible account and got it as an audiobook read by Moira Quirk.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir My rating: 5 of 5 stars Gideon the Ninth lives in Drearburgh, the seat of the Ninth House. Together with the other eight houses, the nine form the realm of the Emperor. Each house has their own characteristic, mythology, and strengths. Gideon longs to leave the Ninth and join the Cohort, aka the realm’s army. Her plans are put on hold when a summons from the Emperor calls all of the house heirs and their cavaliers to the First […]
Ann Aguirre’s Strange Love was one of my favorite reads last year. Zylar of Kith Balek looked like the Predator from Alien vs Predator, but really he was a cinnamon roll of sweetness. He accidentally kidnapped the human, Beryl Bowman and her dog, Snaps, after being misled by his ship’s AI, Helix. Love Code is Helix’s story. Helix was kind of an ass in Strange Love, but I was interested to see how an AI was going to become a romantic main character. When Love Code opens, Helix […]
June/July 2021 cannot come soon enough! I want to recommend Jop and Blip Wanna Know V01: Can You Hear a Penguin Fart on Mars? And Other Excellent Questions ALL THE TIME. Jim Benton created a non-fiction question book done in a humorous fiction way. I am sure more than one kid has wondered if you can hear a penguin fart like grandma does, why do we have two nostrils and if dragons are real. You will learn this and more (such as who invented the […]
Set My Heart to Five by Simon Stephenson is a hard book to explain. Partly because it defies genre and partly because it isn’t really about what it appears to be about. Let’s start with the genre, my library copy had three stickers on the spine – Science Fiction, Humor, and Social Issues. Besides these categories, it is written in an interesting style with regular prose sections and then sections written as if part of a screenplay. Moving on to the plot, it may appear […]