Review #228 // Wilder Girls – Rory Power

Wilder GirlsThe Tox started 18 months ago, and all the remaining girls want is to get off the island and back to their families. The Quarantine keeps them stuck, though, unable to talk to the other side. When Hetty’s best friend Byatt goes missing, she’ll do anything to find her–even if it means breaking the Quarantine.

Why this book?: I’d heard it’s sapphic, plus being horror sci-fi!

I would like to thank Delacorte Press for allowing me access to this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #221 // Birthing Orion – Dax Murray

40897421The relationship between the goddess of galactic creation and the goddess of cosmic destruction is not as steady as they would hope. They create and destroy and start the cycle over again. But when a favorite star goes missing, one goddess blames the other, and the cycle is disrupted.

Why this book?: I’ve had a review copy of this one through the Kraken Collective for a while, but I don’t really know what drew me to picking it up.

I would like to thank Kraken Collective for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #218 // So You Want to Be a Robot – A. Merc Rustad


So You Want to Be a Robot includes twenty-one stories written by A. Merc Rustad. These stories range from classic fantasy or science fiction, to speculative, to more. Many stories feature queer characters.

Why this story?: I’ve been trying to get into reading more collections/anthologies lately. I’ve heard amazing things about A. Merc Rustad, so I figured they were the perfect place to start.

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Review #217 // The Brilliant Death (The Brilliant Death #1) – Amy Rose Capetta


Theodora di Sangro is the daughter of a mafia don. When her father is poisoned, Theo travels to the capital city to find who poisoned her father, and to find the antidote. When she arrives, however, she realizes hiding her unique power may not be necessary.

Why this book?: A friend said I would enjoy it, and I trust them.

I would like to thank that friend and Bookish First for sending me copies in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #210 // Truthwitch (Witchlands #1) – Susan Dennard

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

Safiya is a Truthwitch, and that fact alone could make her the target of more than a few different empires. Hiding her Truthwitchery is just as likely to get her killed as well. Instead she hides with her Threadsister, Iseult–until one mistakes sends them running, from a mythical Bloodwitch, from empires, and from their past.

Why this book?: I was sent copies of the entire series through Bookish First, including the upcoming third novel, Bloodwitch. I want to read the entire series before the third comes out.

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