Category: Fantasy Reviews

Some Recent DNFs

Some Recent DNFs

Posted 8th February 2020 by Siavahda in Fantasy Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

I’m a fast reader, but between working full-time and writing my own stories, I have very strict rules about wasting time on books I’m not enjoying. If I don’t care how the book ends by the time I hit the 20% mark on my Kindle, that book is getting DNF-ed. Some of the recent additions […]

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

Sometimes when you’re dealing with monsters, what you need isn’t a hero. It’s a bigger monster. American soldiers rescue a teenage girl from torture, and bring her back with them to the United States. The problem? She’s not a teenage girl at all, and the rules that keep humans safe from her are null and […]

Blood and Water: The Impossible Contract by K. A. Doore

Blood and Water: The Impossible Contract by K. A. Doore

Posted 10th November 2019 by Siavahda in Fantasy Reviews, Queer Lit, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Impossible Contract is the second book in Doore’s Chronicles of Ghadid trilogy, a series following a family of assassins in a desert world where water is not only currency, but magic. Contract reads perfectly well as a standalone, but you’re missing out if you skip over book one, The Perfect Assassin, with its homoromantic-asexual, […]

Vampires, Pocket-watches, and Magical Baked Goods; The Burial Club by Parker Foye

Vampires, Pocket-watches, and Magical Baked Goods; The Burial Club by Parker Foye

Posted 9th October 2019 by Siavahda in Fantasy Reviews, Queer Lit, Reviews / 0 Comments

The second in the Love Has Claws series, Burial Club is set in the same world as Nine Years of Silver, but slightly earlier in the timeline, in a different place and with different characters. None of this disappointed me, since Nine perfectly encapsulated Briar and Quinn’s story; a direct sequel, or any other continuation […]

One of this decade’s latest and greatest: The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

One of this decade’s latest and greatest: The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

Posted 10th September 2019 by Siavahda in Crescent Classics, Fantasy Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments

Gods above, this was one incredible ride! I finished it in just under 24 hours – and it only took me that long because I had to break for Monday’s workday. But Imaginary Corpse is pretty literally unputdownable. My mind is so blown. Imaginary Corpse is the book I didn’t know I wanted. No: didn’t […]