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On Starships and Dragonwings · 2d ago

Defender of the Realm by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler {Just Hatched}

Just Hatched is a feature where I share my first impressions of a book after the first cha...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 4d ago

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Audiobook {4.5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Gemina from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. This is another bares-bones, just-my-notes book chat since I read Gemina back in November and can’t remember much beyond the notes I wr...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1W ago

Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower {5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Prose and Cons from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: I liked the mystery in this sequel much more than the first book. Since I’ve gotten to know Violet’s various friends...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1W ago

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo {4 Stars}

All right, so I have a problem. During November of last year I took a break from blogging to win NanoWrimo. But of course I was still reading! I’ve been debating what to do with the notes that I took after finishing each book. I had a plan to write o...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 1W ago

Autumn Thorns by Yasmine Galenorn {5 Stars}

Strengths: Autumn Thorns opens with a bang by which I mean a list of rules that one should follow in the town of Whisper Hollow if you want to survive. They include warnings not to go near the lake, not to wander the woods at night, and to perform ri...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne {4 Stars}

Strengths: As any reader of The Iron Druid Chronicles is sure to agree, Oberon is definitely the best character in the series. Therefore I was ecstatic when I randomly stumbled upon this novella from Oberon’s perspective at the library! I really hope...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

Indexing by Seanan McGuire Audiobook {5 Stars}

Strengths: Indexing is a fresh take on urban fantasy with FAIRYTALES instead of werewolves/vampires but with the same cast of spunky characters just trying to keep their heads above water (there are mermaids down there!). Everything I love about urba...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 2W ago

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews {4.5 Stars}

Strengths: Reminiscent of Spider Robinson’s Time Travelers Strictly Cash series, the setting for these books is our own world.  Hidden away from most people is the fact that alien species use this small backwater planet as a stopping off point.  A pl...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 3W ago

Booklender – Netflix for Books!

I’m in love with Booklender I would have had this post written up days earlier, but every ...
On Starships and Dragonwings · 3W ago

Dreadnought by April Daniels eARC {3.5 Stars}

Note: I received an advanced copy of Dreadnought from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version. Strengths: I immediately grabbed Dreadnought when I heard that it starred a trans female main character in speculative fiction! I ...