We are over at Kirkus for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, with another list–this time with a focus on Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Joe Hill’s newest novel is actually a collection of four shorter novellas–a story about a particular type of camera; a story about gun violence, mental illness, and racial profiling; […]
It’s Friday! And we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana takes a look at Tade Thompson’s new novella from Tor.com Go over to Kirkus to check out the full review!
We are over at Kirkus for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn again today, taking a look at the latest Star Wars novel: Phasma by Delilah Dawson All Hail Phasma! As far as the Star Wars new canon goes, Phasma is utterly memorable and will make you hungry for more. Go over to Kirkus to […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today Ana reviews a queer YA Fantasy retelling of Snow White. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust is super great, with a couple of “buts”. Go over to Kirkus to check out the full review.
It’s Friday so we are over at Kirkus for our regular column! Today it’s Ana’s turn, aswe kiss long sunny summer days goodbye, she looks towards the fall… Head over to Kirkus to read all about the 10 books she’s looking forward to this season.
It’s Friday so we are over at Kirkus for our regular column! Today it’s Thea’s turn, and she takes a dive into some awesome flintlock fantasy with a review of The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis. Following the first female captain of an Garnian Aerial Special Corp ship, The Guns Above is all exquisitely written […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana reviews the new adventures of Kate Bishop/Hawkeye Go over to Kirkus to check it out.
It’s Tuesday and we are over at Kirkus! In celebration of the Hugo Awards and WorldCon 75 last weekend, Thea wrote up a recap of the Awards ceremony and why this year was particularly momentous for SFF fandom. Head over to Kirkus to read all about it.
It’s Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea talks about a YA sci-fi novel about teenagers shot into space, but with an interesting twist… Waste of Space by Gina Damico follows a television production company, a space agency, and ten stereotyped teens–the latter are supposedly on their way to the moon and […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana talks about two graphic novels: Go over there to check it out.
It’s Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea talks about a YA fantasy novel with an intriguing premise… Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts follows a ragtag team of actual bastards–half-noble, half-common–as they accidentally uncover a traitorous rebellion that threatens to tear their world apart. Head over to Kirkus to read the review.
It’s Friday Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Like so many other fans this past weekend, Thea went to watch Wonder Woman–and fell in love with the phenomenal portrayal of Diana of Themyscira. To celebrate the awesomeness, Thea makes a list of 8 Wonder Woman books–original graphic novels, arcs on the monthly overall […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Thea takes a turn this week, and reads the newest novella from John Scalzi, The Dispatcher. Originally published as an audiobook, this noir-ish novella takes an odd premise to the extreme: what happens when the murdered show up alive and well after being dispatched? “>Head over […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, it’s Thea’s turn and she takes a look at a dystopian science fiction classic, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and the recent Hulu television adaptation. How does the television show stack up? Spoiler alert: Thea loves it. “>Head over to Kirkus to check out […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana takes a look at two very different books: Black Panther – A Nation Under our Feet, volume 1 and The Gauntlet are both excellent. Check it out here.
It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn, with her take on romantic fantasy… She talks about getting into the mood for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast by reading two romantic period piece fantasy novels: The Dark Days books by Alison Goodman and Blood Rose […]
It’s Friday Tuesday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn, and she looks towards superheroes and middle grade novels… In 2016, an animated show called Super Hero High commenced–and was accompanied by middle grade novels that chronicle the adventures of some of DC’s most beloved female super heroes (and villains). (See […]
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