‘Dracopedia Field Guide’ Review: The Coolest Dragon Book You’ll Find

I can’t say enough about the Dracopedia Field Guide. This is the kind of fantasy encyclopedia you’ve dreamed of, filled with every kind of dragon you could imagine and every minute detail you’d want to know. I was completely engrossed in the descriptions paired with the beautiful artwork. I’ve never seen a fictional field guide…

‘Westside’ Review: The Best Kind of Fantasy Novel

Westside matches mystery with fantasy, coalescing to form a brilliant setting that showcases the author’s strong imagination. I loved everything about this book, from the characters to the witty exchanges between random characters to the many nooks and crannies of this fascinating place. It’s a true joy to imagine our protagonist’s surroundings, reminiscent of a…

‘The Obsoletes’ Review: Robo-Adolescence On Display

The Obsoletes is a robot-meets-coming-of-age tale, balancing the angst of a teenage boy with the difficulties of operating as a robot in an unaccepting human world. The protagonist is a deeply complex character who spends every waking moment trying to get by in the world. He acts as father, mother, and brother in the household, presenting…

‘The Chaos Function’ Review: The Art of Reworking an Apocalypse

The Chaos Function is an expertly crafted journey through the apocalypse, barreling down a winding road of terrifyingly real possibilities. What starts as a typical war reporter story becomes so much more, revealing a technology with a long and questionable history that defies understanding. Skillingstead presents us with a protagonist who is an expert at…

‘Rosewater’ Review: Brilliant Storytelling in the Near Future

Rosewater is a science fiction masterpiece, highlighting a deeply personal narrative amidst a brilliantly rendered world in the near future. It’s part supernatural, part alien invasion, part societal collapse, and part spy novel, all rolled into one. It’s easy to get pulled into Thompson’s inventive storytelling and, when you’re done, you’ll be happy to find…

Comics of the Week: A Legend, A King, A Superhero

I’m about a month into my ‘Comics of the Week’ series and I have to say: I absolutely love comics! There are so many awesome new series coming out weekly. I’m a completionist when it comes to reading, so starting at the beginning of new series every week is especially epic for me. This week’s…

‘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…

‘Terrible Trudy on the Lam’ Short Review

Terrible Trudy on the Lam is a wildly fun read, introducing us to a tapir who has escaped from the San Diego Zoo. I loved this tale—it’s imaginative and as fun as a short story could be. We see Trudy become an ice-skating wonder, doing her act in a local club, much to the excitement of…

‘Alice Payne Rides’ Review: Creating the Right Shade of History

Alice Payne Rides returns us to a world of time travel, filled with daring missions and elaborate plots to keep the world running. This sequel to Alice Payne Arrives adds a new and welcome complexity to the many storylines Alice finds herself in. The race is on to prevent the erasure of a key character…