A Master of Djinn

A MASTER OF DJINN (Fatma el-sha’arawi #1) Written by P. Djèlí Clark Published by Tordotcom, May 11, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction…

The Haunting of Tram Car 015

THE HAUNTING OF TRAM CAR 015 Written by P. Djèlí Clark Published by Tor.com, February 19, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark’s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities…

Fable

FABLE (Fable #1) Written by Adrienne Young Published by Wednesday Books, September 1, 2020 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: For seventeen-year-old Fable, the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home she has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her…

Ready Player Two

READY PLAYER TWO (Ready Player One #2) Written by Ernest Cline Published by Ballantine Books, November 24th, 2020 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Days after Oasis founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vault, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement…

Across The Green Grass Fields

ACROSS THE GREEN GRASS FIELDS (Wayward Children #6) Written by Seanan McGuire Published by Tor, January 12, 2021 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late. When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to “Be Sure”…

The Bone Shard Daughter

THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER Written by Andrea Stewart Published by Orbit, September 8, 2020 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across…

My Calamity Jane

MY CALAMITY JANE (The Lady Janies #3) Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 2, 2020 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou. JANE (a genuine hero-eene) Calamity’s her name, and garou hunting’s her game—when…

A Dead Djinn in Cairo

A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO Written by P. Djeli Clark Published by Tor Books, May 18, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off…

House of Earth and Blood

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD Written by Sarah J Maas Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, March 3, 2020 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars…