False princes that flopped; feel-good sci-fi that does not feel good; a magician’s daughter whose tricks did not impress; and a magical circus that did not enchant.
I’ve read a lot of books with their own takes on a ‘better future’.
But this is the first one I’ve ever seen that actually shows us how to make that future.
Four books that crashed and burned for me this month – all of them ARCs.
I should probably be worried about how quickly Greaves had me nodding along with the horrific things going on in this book…!
Would you risk an empire to set a demon free?
A very queer, near-future sci-fi where aliens have come to save us…by taking us away from Earth.
Let’s get some nonbinary pride up in here!
The disappointing conclusion to an intricate South Asian-inspired fantasy.
Long after The Illiad is forgotten, they’ll remember Wrath Goddess Sing.
In which I have extremely mixed feelings.