Blog Tour: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Blog Tour: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Winter’s Orbit is a book that I’ve been so hyped for since I first heard about it. An adult queer sci-fi that just looks pretty character-driven and a lot of fun? I seriously needed it then and there. The moment I had an opportunity to sign up for a blog tour, I was right on it. I just had to get my hands on this book, and I’m so damn glad I did. This a fantasy novel by a British author and, honestly, I’m here to be promoting fellow Brits. As I don’t think I read enough genre books by British authors.

Thanks again to Compulsive Readers and Orbit for letting me take part in this tour!

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Book Review: Into the Real by Z Brewer

Book Review: Into the Real by Z Brewer

As a non-binary person I love reading genre books with an enby main character. There’s something so fulfilling about seeing something about seeing some part of yourself represented in a fantasy or sci-fi setting. I recieved this book in return for a review through the Harper360 YA newsletter and was super happy to get it.

Quinn is genderqueer. Sometimes they’re a girl, sometimes a boy, sometimes neither and sometimes both. But in the world they live in that doesn’t matter. The city of Brume is filled with monsters, gangs and is surrounded by fog. But this isn’t the only Brume and two other versions of Quinn exist too.

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Book Review: Ironspark by C.M McGuire

Book Review: Ironspark by C.M McGuire

If you know me then you know I love queer genre books. Especially of the YA variety. And that I’m also fascinated by the fae. So when C.M McGuire reached out to me asking me to check out her book? Well, I obviously had to.

This book follows Bryn, a teenage girl who has been training to fight the fae in the hope of protecting her family. When she was younger her mum was taken by the fae and now years after she thought she’d escaped the Unseelie court they’re back. With new friends Dom and Jaskia in tow they have to try to stop the fae before it’s too late.

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Review: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

Review: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

So being non-binary is something I’ve spoken a little about on my blog and it’s something I’m becoming more open about. So when I saw a giveaway for an adult sci-fi book I hadn’t heard of before that sounded good and was only open to non-binary bloggers? I decided to put my name in.

And I was lucky enough to get a copy!

The First Sister follows the stories of three characters: Lito, an Icarii soldier who is being sent to kill his former partner, The First Sister, a Gean woman who serves as a comfort in all forms to the soldiers and Hiro, the former partner of Lito who pops in recordings that have been left for various people. This book is their adventures as they all work towards a clash on the moon of Ceres as the war between Icarii and Gean goes on.

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Book Review: Camp by L.C Rosen

Book Review: Camp by L.C Rosen

I’ve moved on from a bunch of chick-lit arcs to a load of queer ones and Camp was a nice book to start with. I received it as a free e-book from NetGalley so in return I’ll be posting an honest review.

It focuses on Randy, a high-femme teenage boy who is totally in love with a boy at camp called Hudson. The only problem is that Hudson only dates masc boys and for Randy to get his chance, he’ll have to change completely in the hope Hudson will fall for all of him. This is a pretty typical rom-com in some aspects and obviously, it doesn’t go the way he expected and there’s lot of problems.

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Review: The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

For those who are new here, I’m big on reading and reviewing queer genre books. I want to enjoy them and shout about them to the world even when the queerness isn’t specific to me.

So when I heard about The Fever King last year it was an immediate pre-order and 5 stars when I finished it. The moment I saw the sequel on NetGalley, I knew I had to request it. And I was so lucky to be granted a copy.

Title: A Electric Heir
Author: Victoria Lee
Age Range: YA
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian
Publisher: Skyscape
Release: 17th March 2020

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Mask of Shadows and Genderfluidity

Hello, my name is Rosina and I use she/her pronouns but I’m actually genderfluid. So when better than pride month to celebrate that? My genderfluidity is something that I’ve only really been figuring out in the last few years. It’s definitely something I thought about briefly as a teenager but…even with the internet, I didn’t really know where to look so I always just brushed it off.

If Mask of Shadows had been out when I’d been a teenager then that would have been…it would have been something.

Mask of Shadows is a YA fantasy novel by Linsey Miller. It’s not own voices but it features a gender fluid MC called Sal who feels realistic. They dress the gender they feel that day and I get that. As it’s the way I deal with my own gender. They’re unapologetic about it and they aim to be the best no matter how people see them.

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Book Review: Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

I heard about Runebinder last year before it’s official release and it’s been a book that I’ve been dying to read since. So when I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in return for an honest review? I was super happy.

Runebinder is a book that feels like a mix between This Savage Song and The Immortal Rules. It was an interesting and very dark read but at moments it could seem a little slow. It focuses on Tenn, a boy whose water magic seems to be starting to control him, just as the Kin – human monsters who want to use him to help them win.

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Book Review: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

 

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For those unfamiliar with me, Reign of the Fallen was my most anticipated book of 2018 and had been since I took part in a Twitter chat that not only gave us a few previews but allowed me to speak to Sarah herself.

Reign of the Fallen is a YA Fantasy novel that focuses on Odessa, a necromancer working for the royal family of her home country. Her job, along with her friends, was to track down the spirits of the rich in the afterlife and return them to life safely. It’s a risky job but one they had been training all their lives for.

But when something happens and Odessa’s partner and boyfriend dies, her life begins to unravel.

For its pretty pastel cover, Reign of the Fallen is an incredibly dark book. Sarah has crafted this world where death is ever present and yet, or maybe even because of this, some people cannot handle it. Odessa suffers from addiction as a coping mechanism for her grief and yet it’s written in such a way that even as you’re mentally screaming at her, your heart is breaking too.

The grief in this book was dealt with beautifully and at a good pace. Even at the end, it’s still felt but she’s slowly starting to heal and that is what I wanted to see. Not a truly happy ending but the glimpse of it in the future.

This book has an amazing cast of characters. Seriously, I’m glad Odessa was bi, as I really don’t know who I ship her with. I like her with Jax, with Meredy and hey, I could even do her with Valoria or her brother until…well. But the chemistry and relationships in this book are so good. There’s not a single character who felt flat which could have easily been possible during points of Odessa’s narration. I’d also like to add that though I was slightly uncomfortable with the Meredy stuff at first, what with her being Evander’s sister but Sarah still made it work. She didn’t push the relationship so it doesn’t feel too much like a rebound thing for either Meredy or Odessa and I look forward to reading more about them.

As well as that the use of language and world building in this? Just perfect. I could pull so many quotes out of this book but I wouldn’t know where to place them right now.

This book was completely amazing and it’s one that I’m sure I’ll be recommending for years to come.

5/5 Stars