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Scotto Moore: Battle of the Linguist Mages (Paperback, 2022, Tordotcom) 3 stars

Review of 'Battle of the Linguist Mages' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

There were so many unique takes on common tropes in this book. I enjoyed it, but at some point the reader just has to surrender to the plot and not think about it too carefully.

Olivie Blake: Atlas Paradox (2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

Review of 'Atlas Paradox' on 'Storygraph'

No rating

DNF'd at 33%. The characters in this book are miserable, broken human beings. If you were at a dinner party with them, you'd be making your excuses to leave before the appetizers. They are not sympathetic, they are insufferable. Despite hating all of them at the end of the last book, I picked up this book because I was curious where the plot would go. A third of the way through the book, I was describing it to a friend and I realized that it wasn't getting better and life is too short for books you don't love.

reviewed Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb, #3)

Tamsyn Muir: Nona the Ninth (AudiobookFormat, 2022, Recorded Books, Inc.) 5 stars

Tamsyn Muir’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Locked Tomb series continues with Nona …

Review of 'Nona the Ninth' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

Do you like consistently knowing what the F%#* is going on? This book might not be for you.

Do you like it when an author torments the reader? Then this book will satisfy your kink.

I sincerely hope that the final book ties things together or I will completely lose it.

Olivie Blake, Steve West, Caitlin Kelly, James Patrick Cronin, Damian Lynch, David Monteith, Andy Ingalls, Siho Ellsmore, Munirih Grace: The Atlas Six (AudiobookFormat, 2022, Macmillan Audio) 3 stars

The Alexandrian Society, caretakers of lost knowledge from the greatest civilizations of antiquity, are the …

Review of 'The Atlas Six' on 'Storygraph'

3 stars

If you like <spoiler>out of left field twists that make all the plot/character development in the book moot</spoiler>, then you might enjoy this book more than I did.

Maurice Broaddus: Sweep of Stars (Hardcover, 2022, Tor Books) 2 stars

Maurice Broaddus's Sweep of Stars is the first in a trilogy that explores the struggles …

Review of 'Sweep of Stars' on 'Storygraph'

No rating

I've really enjoyed reading Afrofuturism recently, so I thought I'd give this a go. The author handles world-building entirely through context clues and oblique references to interstellar politics. I didn't understand the purpose of the parts of the book written in the second person. This art is for someone, but it wasn't for me.