The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I'd heard the title before, but decided to read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet for Read Harder's task 23. I have to admit that the title is intriguing but I hadn't considered it my kind of sci-fi before. Not that I can really categorize what my kind of sci-fi is, I just... Continue Reading →

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

Stars: 4 of 5 I have to admit that I was spellbound by this book almost as soon as I started it. The prologue has just the touch of mystery that intrigues me and then the story never loosened it's grip. This is actually one of the quickest books I've listened to, finding any excuse... Continue Reading →

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Review:  I know I've mentioned a few times how I have grown to adore Octavia Butler. I read Bloodchild and other Stories and Kindred last year and had this one on my TBR for a minute. I was excited to find a good spot for it on the Read Harder Challenge this year. It's my... Continue Reading →

Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

Review:  I read and reviewed the first book of this series last year, which is available here. I've also gone on, at length, about how much I adore Marissa Meyer and the world she created for this series and the Lunar Chronicles. Gone Rogue continues the story with Iko as the protagonist. As mentioned in the... Continue Reading →

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Review: There is just so much to love about this book. First of all, let me note that I am not one for the reversal of power in the world and that a reversal of power is not the feminist end game. However, The Power does perfectly show everything that continues to be wrong with this world... Continue Reading →

United: An Alienated Novel by Melissa Landers

Review:  United is the final book of the Alienated series by Melissa Landers. As a whole, the series has been fun, even though the love story is a bit nauseatingly adorable at times. It's the world building that really makes the series worth reading. As you might remember from Alienated and Invaded, there is much more at stake... Continue Reading →

The Breaking Light by Heather Hanson

Review: This is a fun little Romeo and Juliet story. I know, fun and Romeo and Juliet story don't really belong in the same sentence, but trust me here. It's pretty obvious from the description that I had read on Amazon that it was going to go this way too, but it's not entirely predictable... Continue Reading →

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Review: I can't even begin to express how much I was creeped out by this book. Fortunately, I probably don't have to. I'd had it on my TBR for a while because everyone was raving about it but the cover screamed Puritans and I really couldn't stand either The Scarlet Letter or The Crucible, so I didn't see... Continue Reading →

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

Review:  This was a really weird story set in the near future. I liked it, but it was really weird. The protagonist, Meena, is a woman on the run and quite disturbed. It's told in the first person with time jumps between Meena and another woman who predates her, Miriama. The narrative seems confusing at... Continue Reading →

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