19.2.18

#BlogTour: INK, IRON, AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare // #Moodboard + #Review

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

INK, IRON, AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare!

I have a review of the book and a moodboard today so you can learn more about the aesthetics of the story! But first, let's learn more about the book...



INK, IRON, AND GLASS


Author: Gwendolyn Clare
Series: Ink, Iron, and Glass #1
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: February 20, 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars

Summary:
Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

I thought this one had a bit of a slow start, but it had such a fantastic finish that I think it is one of the better historical fantasy novels I've ever read. It had a bit of a Shadowhunter vibe to it which made it really fun. I liked the world building and the characters as well. It was such a fun read and I highly recommend taking the time to read it!

16.2.18

#Review: BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor

BINTI

Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Series: Binti #1
Source: Purchased from Kobo
Publisher: Tor.com
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Rating: 3/5 stars

Summary:
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.
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There was so much of this one that I loved but I did have some problems with it that were glaring and I couldn't ignore. But this was a great novella length story and it did everything I needed it to within that time frame without me wanting it to be longer to solve the problems so I would recommend this if you're looking for a short Science Fiction read.

12.2.18

#BlogTour: Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café by Richard Dee // #Interview

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

ANDORRA PETT AND THE OORT CLOUD CAFE by Richard Dee!

I have an interview with the author for you so be sure to check that out below. But first, let's learn more about the book!

ANDORRA PETT AND THE OORT CLOUD CAFE

Author: Richard Dee
Series: Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Cafe #1
Publisher: 4Star Scifi
Publication Date: June 15, 2017

Summary:
Meet Andorra Pett; with her trusty sidekick, she’s taken over a derelict café. On a mining station. It just happens to be orbiting Saturn!
She’s hoping for a fresh start, away from all the drama of her old life. It’s a chance to relax and start again in a place where nobody knows anything about her or her past.



But the café holds a secret, and secrets have a habit of coming out; whether you want them to or not. And being accident prone doesn’t help. The more you try to pretend that you know what’s going on, the worse it gets.
Andorra’s plans for peace and quiet get lost amid the revelations and skulduggery and she soon realises that the fate of the whole station lies in her hapless hands.
In space, you can still trip over your feet; the question is, will you land upright?
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Describe the book in 10 words or less.

Richard Dee: Agatha Raisin meets Miss Marple, in Space!

What was the most difficult part of writing a Science Fiction Cozy Mystery novel?

Richard Dee: Setting the scene, I wanted to create the ultimate escape from it all for Andorra Pett. Starting off, I had the idea of a person who wants to get away from it all. Then I gave them the ultimate destination at the edge of civilisation. I wanted to make it all seem realistic, based on what we know now, modified into what might be. Fortunately, you can assume that human emotion and vice will remain the same, which took care of the plot. Which only left me with the science behind the space station (and everything on it), to develop. Once I thought about what humanity would need to survive out there, I had to make it sound real and incorporate it into the narrative.

10.2.18

#BlogTour: DRAGON BORN SAGA by K.N. Lee // #Spotlight + #Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog tour stop for the

DRAGON BORN SAGA by K.N. Lee!

You can learn about the books below plus enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card! So let's get started learning about the books!


The series started with...

HALF-BLOOD DRAGON

Author: K.N. Lee
Series: Dragon Born Saga Book #1
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Publication Date: January 14, 2017

Summary:
Pirates, dragons, mermaids. A new world of mythical creatures and epic adventures await. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave you breathless. 
New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents Half-Blood Dragon, the first epic fantasy adventure in the Dragon Born Trilogy. 


Time is running out for half-blood, Rowen, a lady-in-waiting to a princess. While the two princes of the Dragon Court vie for her affection, she spends her days and nights dreaming of a future free from prejudice based on her lineage. The half-blood is not who she appears to be. As a prophet, she knows what the fate of the realm holds, and it's not the grand parties the kingdom is used to. 


Death is on the horizon, and Rowen sees herself as its cause. 


The taunts of her sleepless nights are realized when she is framed and sentenced to death for the prince's murder. For a human, there's nowhere to run and no one to turn to in a kingdom where power is tightly held by full-blooded dragon shifters. 


It will take a stranger from the shadows to save Rowen from an unjust execution and reveal a truth full of terrifying potential. She must face her fears, navigate through dangerous lands of magical creatures, and find the courage to accept her fate, awaken her gift, and set the world on fire.

Grab your copy of this action-packed sword and sorcery adventure perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, Throne of Glass, and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn today!
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