Review: Taken (Blood Trails #3)

4.5 stars TAKEN takes the Blood Trails series further into shades of gray by asking whose moral standards are being referenced. If something is evil by human standards and honest and moral by Fey standards, what is the objective truth?…

Review: Monster (Blood Trails #2)

4.5 stars WEREWOLVES IN THE CLEVELAND METROPARKS. I bought this book without hearing much more than “sale, urban fantasy, Cleveland” and was pleasantly surprised (pumped) to find not only werewolves (one my favorite creatures) but also familiar settings. With a…

Review: Deadline (Blood Trails #1)

4.5 stars Shade Renard aspires to be more than just a village witch, but she didn’t expect her first job as a private investigator to be for a vampire. With high stakes, Otherworld diversity, and smooth storytelling, this book hits…

Review: Kyth the Taker

3 stars Jonathan Howard writes beautiful prose with stunning imagery, and the publisher set this short anthology in a beautiful binding to match. Kyth is an intriguing character: not a thief but someone who retrieves objects that were stolen. She…

Review: Hullmetal Girls

5 stars This is one of my favorite novels so far this year. With humanity divided among a fleet of generation ships and strong female characters in martial roles, it reminds me of THE STARS ARE LEGION but with a…

Review: Steel Time

5 stars Time travel romp with stakes, romance, and a focus on caring for mental health! Gribble earned her spot on my must-buy list with Steel Blood, but I found Steel Time carrying me even more seamlessly from page to…

Review: Greenshift

3.5 stars This book was recommended to me for being a space opera romance with kidnappings. While it has easy-to-grasp but still memorable worldbuilding, I found it vaguely predictable and the characters fun but somewhat unmemorable. It was worth the…