A Writer Ascending: “The Luminous Dead” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository or IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “She’d heard somewhere that pride came before the fall. But she wasn’t going to fall. She was going to climb.” When Gyre Price lied her way [...]

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A Dark Fairy Tale: “House of Salt and Sorrows” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository or IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “All the dreamers are castle-bound. At midnight’s stroke, we will unwind, Revealing fantasies soft or unkind. Show me debauched nightmares or sunniest daydreams. Come not [...]

Wonderfully Weird: “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** "Nav, show them what the Ninth House does." "We do bones, motherfucker." The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, [...]

A Literary Glo Up: “Sorcery of Thorns” Review

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery— magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and [...]

A Deliciously Dark Portal Fantasy: “Middlegame” Review

Official Summary Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they [...]