Quick Review: “The Magicians: Alice’s Story”

The Magicians: Alice’s Story, a new graphic novel set in the Magicians world, is marvelously entertaining from start to finish. The settings are breathtaking to behold, complete with a hidden magical university and an alternate world straight out of a children’s book that’s filled with marvelous creatures both good and evil. Our protagonist, Alice, begins…

‘The Girl in Red’ Review: Finding Strength in a Collapsing World

The Girl in Red is an epic journey through a post-apocalyptic world, following a twenty-something protagonist as she fights her way through the dangers of rural America. From the start, the book doesn’t shy away from the gruesome realities of desperate people doing anything to survive. Red kills when she has to and is always…

Quick Review: An Illusion of Thieves, by Cate Glass

An Illusion of Thieves is the kind of fantasy novel that immediately bonds you with a badass central character whose intelligence and wit overcomes the many obstacles thrown into her path. Romy is a courtesan for a wealthy noble, trained to be an expert in all things. She’s worldly-wise in a place where most don’t…

‘Dark Shores’ Review: Opposites At Play Amidst a Compelling World

Dark Shores delivers a wonderfully complex world fueled by political power struggles, seafaring traders, and a bevy of mysteries many are eager to uncover. We see the wonders of a world filled with hidden worlds and embodied gods living alongside a harsh, war driven society reminiscent of Ancient Rome. Beliefs clash, ambitions threaten to drown…

‘Middlegame’ Review: A Dark Fantasy Thrill Ride

Middlegame is the kind of all-encompassing fantasy novel that draws you in from the start, filling your senses with magic and haunting visuals. It’s dark fantasy to the core, giving us a set of characters whose evil purposes mesmerize. This world of alchemy doesn’t waste time on the pretty bits of magic, focusing instead on…

‘Smoke & Summons’ Review: A Brilliant Story Filled with Dark Magic

Smoke & Summons is a brilliant fantasy novel featuring strong worldbuilding, terrifying magic, and a protagonist with breathtaking power. The writing is superb, never faltering as we follow Sandis on her arduous journey to freedom. Smoke & Summons By Charlie N. Holmberg 47North The most powerful part of the book is Sandis’ character evolution. Her…

‘We Are Mayhem’ Review: An Epic Fight to Save the Galaxy

We Are Mayhem is an all-in-one kind of science fiction experience in the best possible way. You’ve got an epic story, filled with an intense history of oppression and a growing will of the people to fight back against the evil powers that be. The story is fueled by a group of fascinating characters, all…