Review #231 // The Battle (The Gauntlet #2) – Karuna Riazi

The Battle

Four years after the events of The Gauntlet, Ahmad Mirza is in the principal’s office–again. This time, his sister has sent a video game to his school, and the last person he expects steals it for him. Next thing they knew, they’re stuck in a familiar world that Ahmad thought only existed in his dreams.

Why this book?: I loved the first book.

Thank you to Lili Feinberg and Salaam Reads for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #228 // Wilder Girls – Rory Power

Wilder GirlsThe Tox started 18 months ago, and all the remaining girls want is to get off the island and back to their families. The Quarantine keeps them stuck, though, unable to talk to the other side. When Hetty’s best friend Byatt goes missing, she’ll do anything to find her–even if it means breaking the Quarantine.

Why this book?: I’d heard it’s sapphic, plus being horror sci-fi!

I would like to thank Delacorte Press for allowing me access to this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #221 // Birthing Orion – Dax Murray

40897421The relationship between the goddess of galactic creation and the goddess of cosmic destruction is not as steady as they would hope. They create and destroy and start the cycle over again. But when a favorite star goes missing, one goddess blames the other, and the cycle is disrupted.

Why this book?: I’ve had a review copy of this one through the Kraken Collective for a while, but I don’t really know what drew me to picking it up.

I would like to thank Kraken Collective for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #218 // So You Want to Be a Robot – A. Merc Rustad


So You Want to Be a Robot includes twenty-one stories written by A. Merc Rustad. These stories range from classic fantasy or science fiction, to speculative, to more. Many stories feature queer characters.

Why this story?: I’ve been trying to get into reading more collections/anthologies lately. I’ve heard amazing things about A. Merc Rustad, so I figured they were the perfect place to start.

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