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Reviews. Tags. Thoughts about Books.



The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

By Courtenay *** I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher through Netgalley. All opinions are my own. 3/5 The Boy on the Bridge is prequel to The Girl with all the Gifts, but I would... Continue Reading →


Children of the New World- Alexander Weinstein

By Courtenay I was graciously provided with a copy of this book through Netgalley. All opinions are my own. 2/5 Children of the New World is a collection of thirteen stories exploring themes of technology and sexuality in the near... Continue Reading →

A Close and Common Orbit- Becky Chambers

By Paola  4.5/5 Becky Chambers writes what science fiction should be. What I mean by that is that the world that she was built for both A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and the companion, A Close and... Continue Reading →

The Summer Prince-Alaya Dawn Johnson

By Paola 2.5/5 The best way I can sum up this book is futuristic, Solarpunk Dystopian Brazil with a dash of Scott Westfield’s Uglies and Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games. Set in the fictional pyramid city of Palmares Tres, it... Continue Reading →

Company Town-Madeline Ashby

By Paola 4.5/5 I’m always on the lookout for Canadian Speculative Fiction authors, so when I saw that there was a cool noir-ish sci fi set in the Maritimes with a WOC lead written by a Canadian, it was kind... Continue Reading →

Stories of Your Life and Others-Ted Chiang

 By Courtenay 4/5 Stories of Your Life and Others is a short story collection with a focus on speculative sci-fi and math. I can honestly say that I have never come across stories like these in my reading career, and... Continue Reading →

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