‘Unraveling’ Review: A Brilliant Journey Into the Unknown

The beauty of Karen Lord’s Unraveling lies in her mastery of storytelling and the art of larger-than-life protagonists. The book starts pretty typically, showing a woman as she walks down the street. We get a bit of the scenery, we get some basic background on her story and the recent goings-on that have haunted her…

‘Quincredible Volume 1’ Review: The Best Kind of Superhero Story

Quincredible is a special kind of superhero narrative that stands above the rest. This isn’t just about cool powers and epic feats of strength. It’s about learning right from wrong and helping to transform society into an ideal that doesn’t always seem possible. We see Quin’s growth, not only as a superhero but as a…

‘Breach’ Review: Loads of Intrigue & A Hells-Yes Protagonist

Breach, the third entry in the Analog series, gives us the story of the most mysterious character in the fictional universe, Emily Kim. The trials and tribulations of the Commonwealth mega-corporation continue to hold sway on the world order and the cast of characters from past books is at work to keep everything running. Breach…

Previewing “Blood of an Exile”

I had the chance to preview Blood of an Exile, out this August, and it looks to be an exciting adventure into a new fantasy kingdom where dragons are aplenty and exiled men are indentured to slay them until they meet an untimely demise. There’s an interesting dynamic across the kingdom in relation to the…

‘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…

‘Bone Parish’ Review: When Crime & Horror Meet

Bone Parish is equally fascinating and horrifying. The premise is about as morbid as it gets, with horrifying scenes of drugs gone wrong. The volume is fueled by the drama between drug families and the product in contention continues to be morphed to give the originators the upper hand. Bone Parish Volume 1 Written by Cullen…

‘Finder’ Review: An Adrenaline-Fueled Space Race

Finder is an action-adventure space opera done right, filled with death-defying acts and sheer luck of our thieving protagonist. There’s never a dull moment as we cycle through fight scenes, devious plots, and the nearly impossible task of stealing and delivering the payload. It’s a fun time and I enjoyed going along for the ride….

‘The Municipalists’ Review: When Man Meets Witty AI, Brilliance Ensues

The Municipalists is a collection of strangely compelling elements that coalesce beautifully, resulting in one of the more unique novels I’ve read this year. I was surprised to find a novel centered on an uptight civil service worker whose defining feature is an obsession with trains and the transit systems of various cities. Coupled with…

‘Aristophania Volume 1’ Review: Hidden Magic in a Struggling World

Aristophania details the struggles of three children as they try to overcome a family tragedy and the struggles of poverty. A world of magic hides on the edges of their reality and one of its most impressive users is Aristophania. This is a character both surprising and incredibly badass. She appears to be in her…