‘Ragged Alice’ Review: Ghosts, Mysteries & Small Town Life

Ragged Alice is a murder mystery with a supernatural twist, following a detective as she tries to solve a number of gruesome murders in her sleepy hometown. The book follows a whodunnit approach, revealing past ties from our protagonist and the shady dealings of the town’s past military base. It’s entertaining from start to finish,…

Review: Chasing Ghosts in ‘More Walls Broken’

More Walls Broken has the intrigue of an 80s paranormal film, complete with witty and accessible writing, the drama of a father—daughter relationship gone sour, and a race to right the wrongs caused by a misunderstood device. It’s a quick jaunt of a novella, and thoroughly enjoyable for fans of paranormal and modern fantasy alike. Spoilers…

Review: The Descent of Monsters (Reading the Tensorate Series)

(This is Part 3 of Reading the Tensorate Series, a week-long celebration of The Descent of Monsters’ release and all things silkpunk) The Descent of Monsters is a mystery-turned-horror that weaves a story from diary entries, transcripts, and letters, showing us the dark side of magic and the horrors committed by the Protectorate to remain…

Review: The Red Threads of Fortune (Reading the Tensorate Series)

Whereas the first installment gave us the origins of Akeha and Mokoya, spanning 30+ years, The Red Threads of Fortune focuses on a matter of days as they attempt to save a city from an impossible foe. The same enchantment and mystery is present throughout as Yang shows their devotion to this magical land and…

Review: The Black Tides of Heaven (Reading the Tensorate Series)

The Black Tides of Heaven is a beautiful piece of magic that enthralls with effortless prose, brilliantly rendered characters, and a story you won’t be able to put down. It’s a silkpunk world filled with strange creatures, inventive technology and cutting-edge gender norms. Take the time to dive into this wonderful world – you won’t be…

Review: Passing Strange

This book surprised me. I expected a fantasy novel filled with magic. What I got was a beautiful love story set in 1940’s San Fransisco, with every word masterfully written. It’s light on the fantasy, but manages to add in a very interesting depiction of the artistic process behind the fun and shocking art plastering…