Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

This post-apocalyptic novel is a climate change story dressed up with a meteor strike. The meteor allows for a dramatic and epic start to the tale and accelerates the climate change issues our planet already faces. Under this premise, Kowal can force this world into jumpstarting events to tell Elma’s story. I was reluctant toContinue reading “Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal”

Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

I snagged this book on a whim to support an independent bookstore during a vacation and absolutely devoured it on the flight home. I’d been a bit burned out on post-apocalyptic fiction lately, but this book was not your typical environmental or man-made apocalypse. Instead, it was an apocalypse created by people being dumb; orContinue reading “Review: American War by Omar El Akkad”

Review: Syzygy by J.K. Ullrich

Disclaimer: I received an electronic version of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. Even though the majority of the characters, including the two point of view characters, in this book are teenagers, this never feels like a young adult novel. Instead, it’s an intriguing look at two opposed post-apocalyptic societiesContinue reading “Review: Syzygy by J.K. Ullrich”

Review: City Ash and Desert Bones by Laurel Myler

Disclaimer: This book was produced by the publishing company that also publishes my current series of novels; however, I purchased a hardcopy version of this novel for full price. The mystery about Reesa, one of the narrators and main characters of this novel, hooks you from the very first line of the book. As remindersContinue reading “Review: City Ash and Desert Bones by Laurel Myler”