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The Deep

I recommend listening to the song that inspired this novella. I would also like to share a review of the book that I enjoyed. The Wajinru are mermaid-like people, descendants of pregnant African slave women who were thrown overboard during the slave trade. The children inside the slavewomens’ wombs transformed and were birthed with gills…

The Night Tiger

This was the second book I was recommended by Tailored Book Recommendations (TBR). The Night Tiger follows two characters in 1930’s Malaysia, Ren and Ji Lin. Ren is a houseboy who assists doctors practicing medicine in Malaysia. Before Ren’s first master died, he told the boy that he needed to be reunited with his severed…

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is my most recent dive into steampunk SFF. Set in a world with floating islands, skyships, clockwork “priests,” musketeers and other French influences, shadow and mirror-related magics, and political maneuvering, this novel was a surprisingly good little adventure. Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs was born with a deformed hand and…

The City We Became

Every city has a soul. New York has five. When a destructive, interplanetary force arrives in New York, the city chooses five residents to be champions of the city’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. In this first book of the series we meet our champions, the intergalactic antagonist, get a…

Woven in Moonlight

Okay, okay. It’s fantasy again, but this time it is Bolivian mythological and historical fantasy… Ximena has been a decoy for the real Condessa, Catalina, for 10 years. When the Illustrians’ home was taken over by the conqueror Atoc and his magical relic, Ximena’s people fled the city to seek refuge in the hills. Knowing…