Review: Pachinko

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Grand Central Publishing, 2017 Adult Literary Historical Fiction Summary: This follows generations of a Korean family who eventually live in Japan. Likes: Sunja anchors the story but she isn't the only interesting character. It is also important to depict the complexities of the relationship between Korea and Japan. Plus the…

Review: Trading in Danger

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon Del Rey, 2003 Adult Science Fiction Summary: Kylara Vatta's family runs a multiple-planet shipping business but she wants a military career. She works hard and does well until one mistake gets her kicked out of the academy. Her family decides to send her on an easy run as captain…

Review: Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools The Morganville Vampires, Book Four by Rachel Caine Signet, 2008 Adult Supernatural Romance 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: The queen's dad is in Morganville and no one is sure exactly what's going to happen. Especially since she's terrified of him but she's throwing him a masquerade ball in welcome.…

Recommendation: Fabulous Fantasy by Women

The Bone Doll's Twin, Hidden Warrior, and The Oracle's Queen come before the Nightrunner series chronologically but Lynn Flewelling wrote this trilogy later. It reminds me of Tamora Pierce's series The Song of the Lioness but with more everything. So far my two favorite books in the Nightrunner series are the first two: Luck in…

Review: The Refrigerator Monologues

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente Illustrated by Annie Wu Saga Press, 2017 Adult Connected Short Stories, Superheroes 6 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: This book is a series of connected stories about the women, typically girlfriends, in superhero comics, who get the short-end of the stick (death, rape, abuse) to further…

Review: Bellewether

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley Sourcebooks Landmark, 2018 Adult Romance, Contemporary and Historical 7 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: After Charley unexpectedly loses her brother she moves so that she can take care of her niece Rachel. She starts working at a museum and learns more and more about the two tragic lovers, Lydia…

Review: Peach

Peach by Emma Glass Bloomsbury, 2018 Adult Contemporary Literary Fiction 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Peach is raped right at the beginning of the book and goes home, tries to deal with the trauma but her rapist won't leave her alone. Likes: This is a fierce book. It looks at trauma and…

Review: Six Wakes

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty Orbit, 2017 Adult Science Fiction, Murder Mystery 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Maria wakes up in her clone vat to a scene of bloody carnage with no memory of how it happened. She and the rest of the clone crew have to figure out what happened before…

Review: Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol 3rd in The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells Tor, 2018 Adult Science Fiction Novella 9 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Murderbot wants to gather more evidence against GrayCris at one of their abandoned operations. On the way Murderbot accidentally becomes involved with a team wanting to examine the same operation that…