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Review | Sorcerous Rivalry by Kayleigh Nicol

Title: Sorcerous Rivalry Author: Kayleigh Nicol Published by: Blue Feather Publishing My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Purchased Content Warning: Murder, Accusations of sexual assault   "In the peace following the Great Mage Hunt, the king's long-time mistress is revealed as a sorceress. Locked away for the safety of the kingdom,… Continue reading Review | Sorcerous Rivalry by Kayleigh Nicol

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Review | Inanna: A New English Version, translated by Kim Echlin

Title: Inanna: A New English Version Translator: Kim Echlin Published by: Penguin Canada Where I got the book: Public Library My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Content Warning: Rape, Murder   Before we have novels, we have poetry. Before poetry, we have tax records and other business related writings, but those aren't super riveting to read.… Continue reading Review | Inanna: A New English Version, translated by Kim Echlin

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Review | Starlings by Jo Walton

Title: Starlings Author: Jo Walton Published by: Tachyon Publications My rating: 2 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Net Galley ARC "A strange Eritrean coin travels from lovers to thieves, gathering stories before meeting its match. Google becomes sentient and proceeds toward an existential crisis. An idealistic dancer on a generation ship makes an… Continue reading Review | Starlings by Jo Walton

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Review | Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane (Spoilers)

Title: Servant of the Crown Author: Melissa McShane Published by: Night Harbor Publishing My rating: 5 our of 5 stars Where I got the book: Purchased Content Warning: Misogyny "Alison Quinn, Countess of Waxwold, is content with her bookish life—until she’s summoned to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Tremontane’s mother for six months. Even… Continue reading Review | Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane (Spoilers)

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Review | Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Title: Song of Blood & Stone Author: L. Penelope Published by: St. Martin's Press My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Net Galley ARC Content warning: Racism, Sexual violence, Torture "Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself… Continue reading Review | Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

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Review | Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Prime Meridian Author: Silvia Moreno Garcia Published by: Innsmouth Free Press My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Net Galley ARC Content Warning: Poverty, Crushing despair of capitalism "Amelia dreams of Mars. The Mars of the movies and the imagination, an endless bastion of opportunities for a colonist with some guts.… Continue reading Review | Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Review | Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin

Title: Notes of a Crocodile Author: Qiu Miaojin Translated by: Bonnie Huie Published by: NYRB Classics My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Violence, extortion, abusive relationships, homophobia "Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love,… Continue reading Review | Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin