‘Ghosts of Gotham’ Review: Fantasy-Mystery At Its Finest

Ghosts of Gotham is a mystery that’s impossible to put down from the first sentence. I was immediately entranced by this book, from the characters with extremely dark backgrounds to the story that is so multilayered you’ll never see the next big reveal coming. It’s a cross-genre gem, to be sure, living up to the…

‘The Perfect Assassin’ Review: A Mystery Unfurls At the Desert’s Edge

The Perfect Assassin thrills from page one, presenting a desert world full of mysteries and a family of assassins intent on keeping the balance of a dangerous city. Mystery meets fantasy meets coming-of-age tale, creating a compelling story of one man unsure of his place in this family of trained killers. He’s a complicated character,…

‘The Bird King’ Review: A Magical Race to Survive

The Bird King is an enchanting, beautifully passionate tale of love and perseverance against all odds. With jinns, magic, and last-minute saves aplenty, it’s a thrilling tale of hope in a time when war and zealotry threatens to destroy the world. Fatima is a strong, powerful woman who runs from a life forced upon her…

‘Titanshade’ Review: Fantasy Meets Mystery Meets Science Fiction

Titanshade is a brilliantly wound novel that pairs a hard-hitting detective with a slew of murders amidst a shady city. There’s danger and intrigue aplenty, mixed with the intensity of a high caliber police drama. Nobody is who they seem to be and as the murders continue to pile up, the stakes become that much…

‘That Ain’t Witchcraft’ Review: The Fight to Keep Evil At Bay

That Ain’t Witchcraft is a fantastic fantasy adventure filled with supervillains, ghosts, and non-human entities aplenty. From the start, it’s hard to put down, flying a mile-a-minute toward magical forces that want to kill our protagonist and her team of misfits. As always, McGuire delivers a thrilling story filled with everything you could want from…

‘The Women’s War’ Review: An Epic of Magic & Empowerment

The Women’s War is a brilliantly executed feminist fantasy novel featuring complex storylines and a progression of deeply imagined characters. This is a world of terrors for women, where sexual violence and societal domination by foolhardy men reigns supreme. One spell changes the entire world, giving women the right to choose and slowly unleashing untold…

Gates of Stone: Devious Plots Amidst a World at War

Gates of Stone features a full, varied narrative complete with three storylines, all converging to decide the fate of this fascinating land. This is a world filled with leaders both large and small who are constantly watching out for the intrigue and deceit of neighboring lands.  Some spoilers ahead, so beware! We follow three characters…

The Raven Tower: Story of a God

The Raven Tower is a slow burn of a story, building progressively deeper until you’re entranced by the many layers of history and plot, all converging on an epic reveal worthy of this nation of gods. Leckie is a master storyteller, painting an intricate portrait of a god and a young man who has caught…

The Outcast Hours: Fictional Nights To Fascinate

The Outcast Hours is a curious collection of shorts, filled with strange nights and even stranger stories. You’ll find horror stories that start off in the mundane world and end on a surprisingly terrifying note. Fantasy stories that feel like a dream intermixed with stark reality. All of them are shrouded by the mysteries of the…