On the Horizon – the midnight circus (Jane Yolen)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this short story collection eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the midnight circus (Jane Yolen) Title: the midnight circus Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Tachyon Publications Publication Date: TODAY!!! (paperback/e-book) ISBN: 978-1616963408 Source: NetGalley I have always loved reading … Continue reading On the Horizon – the midnight circus (Jane Yolen)

The Captain’s Log – how rory thorne destroyed the multiverse (K. Eason)

Ahoy there me mateys!  The lovely cover drew me attention and the quirky premise hooked me.  This is the first book in a duology that has fairy tale tropes but takes place in space.  And, seriously, it so worked for me. The tone (kinda silly) and storytelling style (omnipresent narrator) did take some getting used … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – how rory thorne destroyed the multiverse (K. Eason)

Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!

Ahoy there mateys!  This be the second book of the year from me 20 in 2020 ports for plunder list.  This was a fast read but extremely unsatisfying.  I really don't get how people think this is good. Now to be fair, the premise sounds awesome.  The story follows Olive who is the last in … Continue reading Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!

Walk the Plank – beauty and the clockwork beast (Nancy Campbell Allen) – unpopular opinion time!!

Ahoy there mateys!  Aye, this be another romance so quickly after abandoning ship on the last one but this one was supposed to be different!  Ye see it was described as "Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast."  These be two of me favorite stories.  It is a steampunk fantasy romance.  It has vampires and … Continue reading Walk the Plank – beauty and the clockwork beast (Nancy Campbell Allen) – unpopular opinion time!!

On the Horizon – gods of jade and shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . gods of jade and shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia) Title: gods of jade and shadow Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Del Ray Publication Date: TODAY!!! (hardcover/e-book) … Continue reading On the Horizon – gods of jade and shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

The Captain’s Log – geekerella (Ashley Poston) – I don’t really do romance but . . .

Ahoy there me mateys!  The crew has been talking about this forever as being cute and worth reading.  I don't really do YA romance but I have been curious about this book for quite some time due to the Cinderella at the con twist on the original tale.  So when I found meself wanting something … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – geekerella (Ashley Poston) – I don’t really do romance but . . .

Here be Dragons On the Horizon – the last tsar’s dragons (Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this historical fantasy novella eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the last tsar's dragons (Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple) Title: the last tsar's dragons Authors: Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple Publisher: Tachyon Publications Publication Date: TODAY!! (e-book) & … Continue reading Here be Dragons On the Horizon – the last tsar’s dragons (Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple)

The Captain’s Log – how long ’til black future month (N.K. Jeminsin)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have read five of the author's novels but had never read any of her short stories.  N.K. Jemisin has been making waves by doing cool things like winning the Hugo award three years in a row for every book in her Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't read yet!).  So … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – how long ’til black future month (N.K. Jeminsin)