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Six wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six people, the entire crew of a spaceship on an extended voyage, are murdered. In most books, that would be the end of story, as no one would be alive to tell the rest. But in this book, the murdered crew are clones, and as soon as they are killed, the computer reawakens them in [...]

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

A Diabolic is a personal body guard who is programmed to do anything necessary for the person they are created to protect. Nemesis is a diabolic, created to protect Sidonia, daughter of an influential galactic senator. When, during an political power struggle, the emperor asks that Sidonia travel to the capital, the senator and his [...]

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Jason Desson is a professor at a small college who could have been a brilliant professor if he hadn’t gotten sidetracked by his life with his wife and son. Jason does not regret his choices in life, as he deeply loves his family. Yet, when a colleague wins a prestigious science award, Jason feels the [...]

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Kell is a rare mage who can travel between worlds, the adopted son of the King and Queen of Red London. It is Kell’s job to travel to the other worlds on royal business. Red London is a world where magic permeates everything. White London is ruled by those who can wrestle magic to do [...]

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

Hailimi Bristol is a gunrunner on the spaceship Sophie. Hailimi, called Hail, does what gunrunners typically do, and she does it in a daring and clever gunrunner way. She’s smart, sassy, bold, and can fight and shoot with the best of them. Life changes, however, when someone tries to kill her. Before they can finish [...]

False Hearts by Laura Lam

Tila and Taema are born with one heart–conjoined twins living in a cult which bans technology after 1969. Tila, the bold one. Taema, the meek one. Both are very, very clever. When the twins discover the medical miracles of the outside world, they plot their escape. Once free, they are separated, able to live apart [...]

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

If I start a new series and I love book 1, I am often wary of book 2. So often, authors really didn’t plan out their characters or their world well enough to make the second book as good or better than the first. Oftentimes, the second book feels like filler as we wait for [...]

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire

Callum Hunt has been warned by his father to stay away from magic, but on his 12th birthday, Callum has no choice but to take the entrance exam for the Magisterium, as his family is known for their magical powers. Callum tries valiantly to fail the test, but still he is chosen to attend the [...]

Alice by Christina Henry

While Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is considered to be a children’s story, I have always found it to be an odd, non-nonsensical tale with more than its fair share of darkness. The Tim Burton movie version is closer to how I see this story, as many of the characters clearly show more of [...]

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson

Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1880s, Li-Lin sees ghosts with her yin eyes. This supernatural gift is considered to be a curse by her father, a powerful Daoshi exorcist.  Li-Lin honors her father, but embraces her gift in spite of his disapproval. Now widowed, Li-Lin must make her own way in the world, [...]

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