THE GOD QUEEN, by M.L. Tishner, Self-Published

The return of the God Queen is not what everyone hoped… Humans have long since spread their numbers among the stars. Now far, far into the future, war has torn the Tyre Star Cluster into two major political factions. The militant Dominion have gained the upper hand in the last decade with the murder of … Continue reading THE GOD QUEEN, by M.L. Tishner, Self-Published

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THE NICKEL BOYS, by Colson Whitehead, Bond Street Books, Doubleday Canada, Penguin Random House Canada

Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is … Continue reading THE NICKEL BOYS, by Colson Whitehead, Bond Street Books, Doubleday Canada, Penguin Random House Canada

THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER, by Joanna Rees, Panmacmillan

The first novel in a dazzling and sweeping historical trilogy from bestselling author Joanna Rees. It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, The Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, … Continue reading THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER, by Joanna Rees, Panmacmillan

THE LAST ASTRONAUT, by David Wellington, Orbit

Mission Commander Sally Jansen is Earth’s last astronaut–and last hope–in this gripping near-future thriller where a mission to make first contact becomes a terrifying struggle for survival in the depths of space. Sally Jansen was NASA’s leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, she lives in quiet anonymity, … Continue reading THE LAST ASTRONAUT, by David Wellington, Orbit

HIDEAWAY, by Nicole Lundrigan, Viking

What if home is the most dangerous place you can be? For fans of Room and readers of Shari Lapena. Gloria Janes appears to be a doting suburban mother and loving wife. But beyond her canary-yellow door, Gloria controls her husband, Telly, as well as seven-year-old Maisy and her older brother Rowan, through a disorienting … Continue reading HIDEAWAY, by Nicole Lundrigan, Viking

MILA 2.0, by Debra Driza, Katherine Tegen Books, Harper Collins Publishers

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past—that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do. Now she has no choice … Continue reading MILA 2.0, by Debra Driza, Katherine Tegen Books, Harper Collins Publishers

STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON, by Mary Fan, Page Street Publishing, Manda Group

When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled when … Continue reading STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON, by Mary Fan, Page Street Publishing, Manda Group

A RELUCTANT BRIDE: THE BRIDE SHIPS, BOOK ONE, by Jody Hedlund, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

  Living in London's poorest slum, Mercy Wilkins harbors little hope for a better life. So when she's offered the opportunity to join a bride ship sailing to British Columbia, she agrees. The journey abroad is her only prospect to escape a bleak future—both for herself and to help her sister, who's suffering in a … Continue reading A RELUCTANT BRIDE: THE BRIDE SHIPS, BOOK ONE, by Jody Hedlund, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

PETALS OF A ROSE, by Alley Mcintosh, Self-Published

  This is a collection of poems and short stories about the life of my grandmother which talks about several real world issues with a focus on cancer. 79 Pages Out June 2019 MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I do not normally read poetry unless it's by a … Continue reading PETALS OF A ROSE, by Alley Mcintosh, Self-Published

QUEEN OF THE SEA, by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of … Continue reading QUEEN OF THE SEA, by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, Candlewick Press