Review: Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

I was given a free copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. That was back in August. I finally finished Seven Devils at literally the eleventh hour on New Year’s Eve 2020. That kind of sums up my main issue with the book. I just didn’t enjoy it. IContinue reading “Review: Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam”

Review: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

This was an interesting one. The Dreamers is a 2019 novel by Karen Thompson Walker about a sleepy Californian college town suddenly beset by a mysterious and contagious sleeping sickness. The book follows various largely unconnected survivors and victims as the disease and panic spreads, while occasionally waxing poetic about the subjective nature of reality,Continue reading “Review: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker”

Review: Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

I’ve got to say, I love the myth of Iphis. It first appeared in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a compendium of myths about transformation. That’s also a fun read if you’re into Greco-Roman mythology, though some of the myths are grim. Iphis is one of the happy ones, though, a delightfully queer and upbeat story about aContinue reading “Review: Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith”

Review: The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey

I received a free kindle copy of The Trials of Koli from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, so thank you NetGalley! The Trials of Koli is the second book in M. R. Carey’s Rampart trilogy, a post-apocalyptic dystopian survival story. In The Book of Koli we met the title character and were introducedContinue reading “Review: The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey”

Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

I really loved the concept (and title!) of Upright Women Wanted. It’s an LGBT Western set in a future post-apocalyptic and extremely oppressive and patriarchal version of America. Society seems to have regressed to a pioneer era level, complete with horses, shotguns and public hangings. Women are completely subservient to men and any kind ofContinue reading “Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey”

Review: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

I first read The Penelopiad years ago and I remember being impressed the first time around. It presented ideas that were new to me at the time, particularly about the double standards women have to suffer through in the modern day and in history and myth. It’s still thought provoking and I love Margaret Atwood’sContinue reading “Review: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood”

Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

This was a really interesting read! Detective Henry Palace has just achieved his dream of becoming a detective. He’s dedicated to his job, but unfortunately he’s also living in a pre-apocalyptic dystopia as an asteroid is due to devastate the Earth in six months time. As society breaks down around him, he remains committed toContinue reading “Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters”