Review: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) James S.A. Corey

After the rise of the Laconian Empire in the previous book, the crew of the Rocinante is spread across the universe once again. Naomi and Bobbie are both fighting an underground war in the ways they do best. These women continue to be my heroes and I adore them. This book especially shows the power […]

Review: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S.A. Corey

I put off reading this installment of the series for longer than I should have, because my husband mentioned in an offhand comment that a lot of time had passed since the previous book. I didn’t want to read about new characters and new situations. Instead, what I got was a Rocinante crew who are closer […]

Review: Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) by James S.A. Corey

We’ve reached the point in this series where it’s okay for the authors to throw a bunch of points of view at the reader. By now, the world-building is solid and the political landscape is pretty clear. The downside to this is that the only POVs I really want are Holden, Naomi, and the others […]

Review: Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey

It’s a little crazy that this is the first book that gives us point-of-view scenes from all four members of the┬áRocinante crew: Holden, Naomi, Alex, and Amos. On the downside, this is because for much of the book none of them are together! While I hated to see the “family” broken up, it was awesome […]

Review: Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) by James S.A. Corey

After the whirlwind of the previous book in this series, this book should have felt like a time to breath. Unfortunately, I think the authors took things a bit too far in the other direction. They teased us with a Bobbie-centered prologue, and then things started to drag. On top of it all, I wasn’t […]

Review: Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey

This series was perfect vacation reading, and I’m now caught up the first three seasons of the television show, which is all that has been released at the time of this writing. For a series that was supposed to be about “the little guys” who happen to get involved in solar system-spanning action, it seems […]

Review: Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey

Since I read this book after watching the first three seasons of the television show, The Expanse, my opinions of the book are colored by my experience with the adaptation. For example, my favorite thing about this book was finally meeting two of my favorite characters in print. Avasarala and Bobbie are amazing and I […]

Review: Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey

I purchased this ebook when the first season of the television adaptation aired, but didn’t get around to reading it until a recent vacation. I’ve seen three seasons of the show so far, so that will obviously color my interpretation of the book (such as visualizing actors as their characters and such).┬áMy husband and I […]

Review: Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

As someone who adores epic space opera tales written by female authors, I was excited for this book. I’d never read anything by Valente before, and this seemed like a great introduction to her work. It absolutely was a fantastic primer on her delightful and illustrative writing style, but this was not the intricate political […]

Review: Exile’s Throne (Empress Game #3) by Rhonda Mason

Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased a hardcopy of this book for full price. Mason concludes her stunning space opera trilogy with absolutely nothing you expect, which makes this book all the more perfect. Since I’ve started reviewing every book I complete, I’ve gotten into the habit of taking down random […]