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 Space Between Worlds

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS Written by Micaiah Johnson Published by Crown, August 4th, 2020 My star rating – 2.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at…

The Galaxy and the Ground Within

THE GALAXY AND THE GROUND WITHIN (Wayfarers #4) Written by Becky Chambers Published by Hodder & Stoughton, February 18, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to…

Down World

DOWN WORLD Written by Rebecca Phelps Published by Wattpad Books, March 30, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. For years, students have whispered in the…

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…

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…

Red Noise

THE SYNOPSIS: Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down. When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with…

Goldilocks

GOLDILOCKS Written by Laura Lam Published by Orbit, May 5, 2020 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. The team is…

The City We Became

THE CITY WE BECAME (Great Cities #1) Written by N.K. Jemisin Published by Orbit, March 24th, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five. But every city also…