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On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

Crunchtime!

Hello loves! I defend my dissertation April 24th! I need to have it to my committee two weeks in advance so that’s April 10th! I haven’t had a whole lot of time for reading (I mean some sinc...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire {4 Stars}

Strengths: Cryptozoology! As a person who studies real organisms professionally and loves fantasy, of course I have to love the idea of cryptozoology being able to study real mythical creatures ;-). I love that Verity really does approach the creatur...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

A Dance Like Flame by Tammy Blackwell eARC {5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of A Dance Like Flame from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: Fat heroine! I love Elizabeth so much, why can’t she be real so she can be my best friend? You know how fantasy ...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 3W ago

Louie Lets Loose by Rachel Hamilton ARC {4 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Louie Lets Loose from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: Unique illustrations – This book is full of black and white photos of New York with cute simple line drawings of t...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 3W ago

Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire {4 Stars}

Strengths: Romantic developments yey! Without going into too much detail, I’m so happy with the romantic developments in this book. I might argue that that is the main contribution of this one to the series. Toby is finally at a place where she can c...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1M ago

Trapped by Kevin Hearne Audiobook {4 Stars}

Strengths: Finally on board with this romance and thought the transition was very well done! The emphasis on the romantic connection was great, but the best was that it was really important to Atticus to remove the uneven power before anything happen...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1M ago

Reflections by Seanan McGuire Audiobook {3.5 Stars}

Strengths: Sloane! And her backstory! I love Sloane, I’m sure that is obvious by now. She is wonderfully snarky but uses that snark to channel her wicked step-sister impulses in not-as-dangerous-to-those-around-her ways. There have been hints that sh...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1M ago

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab {4 Stars}

Strengths: All the characters are great – Obviously Kel and Lila are wonderful because they are snarky and follow their own rules, but all the other secondary characters are also enjoyable to read about. Rhy of course being the star there, yey Rhy! H...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1M ago

Updates from the Lair 3/19/17

Updates from the Lair is my weekly wrap-up post that includes what happened in my real lif...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1M ago

Return Fire by Christina Diaz Gonzalez ARC {5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of RETURN FIRE from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: Like the first story (Moving Target) this adventure moves along at a brisk pace, keeping the reader turning pages long ...