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On Starships and Dragonwings · 2d ago

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire eARC {3.5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Down Among the Sticks and Bones from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Thoughts: I feel oddly about this book. I loved the first book, took a while to get to reading this sequel, wa...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 4d ago

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton ARC {DNF}

Note: I received an advanced copy of The Belles from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Thoughts: Oh man this hurts. I was SO excited for this book but I just can’t keep reading. The writing really doesn’t work for me: ...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1W ago

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb {Just Hatched}

Just Hatched is a feature where I share my first impressions of a book after the first cha...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1W ago

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust ARC {DNF}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Girls Made of Snow and Glass from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. I’ve been being so picky with my reads lately that I have a number of DNF’s that I’d like to talk about. Remember...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

Mae by Gene Ha {3 Stars}

I grabbed this randomly from the library shelf, as I do with any graphic novels that show up where the art appeals to me and looks like it is vaguely speculative. Strengths: This is a story about what happens after a girl discovers a passage into a s...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price ARC {4 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Grave Ransom from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: This book gets the focus back onto what I think is so cool about this series: Alex’s grave magic! Her fae heritage inf...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 3W ago

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi Audiobook {5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Furthermore from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: This is such a creative world. I absolutely loved the magical aspects and how Alice still has to deal with the typical ...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 3W ago

Soul of the World by David Mealing ARC {4 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Soul of the World from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Thoughts: This book has some issues with sexism and racism against the Native people and romanticize go colonialism and slav...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 4W ago

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh ARC {4 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Flame in the Mist from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Thoughts: Solid story, cool world/magic, good pacing, sweet romance. I was a black sheep with Ahdieh’s previous books (didn’...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1M ago

Roar by Cora Carmack ARC {3 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Roar from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Thoughts: Oh this book…. I really wanted to love it and I did for the first half. Then more and more personal pet peeves cropped up. The ...