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Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

DISCLAIMER: I was provided with an advanced copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.

I have to admit that I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I started this book. I’d seen some of the reviews already doing the rounds, and followed a few conversations about it on social media, and while they were enough to intrigue me, they didn’t really give a clear indication of just where this book would take me.

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Book Review: Dread Nation

Dread NationDread Nation by Justina Ireland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When the dead start to rise at the battle of Gettysburg, the American Civil War comes to a sudden end with both sides agreeing to join forces against this new shambling threat. Some years later, Jane McKeene is a student at Miss Preston’s School of Combat, a place where young women of colour are trained to fight the dead and protect the white folks from being turned into zombies. As you can probably imagine from that very brief introduction, this book really doesn’t hold back on showing the true face of racial inequality in the not-so United States of the nineteenth century.

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Book Review: Stone Mad

Stone Mad (Karen Memory, #2)Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, first things first. If you haven’t already met Karen Memery and read about her first adventure in the (almost) eponymously titled Karen Memory then I heartily recommend you go grab that book now. It isn’t absolutely necessary to do so in order to enjoy this second adventure, but it does help, and it’s a cracking good read. Also, there may be some spoilers to book one in this review.

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Book Review: Myths & Mortals

Myths and Mortals (Numina Trilogy #2)Myths and Mortals by Charlie N. Holmberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WARNING – This review may contain spoilers of book one in this trilogy, Smoke & Summons, and definitely contains spoilers for book two.

This is the second book in the Numina trilogy, and the second book I’ve read by Charlie N. Holmberg, and once again I found myself getting seriously dragged in by the story.

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Book Review: Atlas Alone

Atlas AloneAtlas Alone by Emma Newman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the fourth of Emma Newman’s Planetfall series, and as far as I’m concerned they just keep getting better. Narratively speaking, it seems to follow on more-or-less directly from the end of After Atlas, and while you don’t necessarily have to have read that or any of the other previous books to enjoy this one, I would strongly recommend reading at least After Atlas and Before Mars before this one.

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Book Review: Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murderbot is back in their last (for now) adventure and damn, is it a good one. In this novella Murderbot heads home to help rescue Dr. Mensah, their companion and friend from book one. On the way they run up against their old enemy GreyCris Corporation and all sorts of fun and games ensue.

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