The First Reading Challenge of the 2020s

Welcome to the new year! Every year since 2012, I’ve done a reading challenge to push myself to read as much and as widely as possible. This is my ninth year participating in a reading challenge, and I’ve come pretty far from the first few years: this year, my goal is to read 200 books.Continue reading “The First Reading Challenge of the 2020s”

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Find my contributions to Unbound World’s 100 Best Horror Books of All Time

October isn’t one of my favorite times of year, but who doesn’t love a good horror read? I helped pick out some of the best horror books of all time over at Unbound Worlds, and I got to slide in one of my favorite authors of all time. Just about every Octavia Butler work is a horrorContinue reading “Find my contributions to Unbound World’s 100 Best Horror Books of All Time”

Don’t miss these 25 YA fantasy titles!

I know as well as anyone that publishing can be… overwhelming. (You can ask my boyfriend about the walls of books in our office.) So I’ve put together 25 YA fantasy titles that shouldn’t be missed. Speculative fiction has exploded in the young adult category, and the past decade alone has seen some really incredibleContinue reading “Don’t miss these 25 YA fantasy titles!”

WILDCARD is more of a mixed bag

As a big fan of Marie Lu’s Legend and The Young Elites series, I was underwhelmed by Warcross, and I’m really not happy with Wildcard. For readers who truly believe that love can overcome all, the issues of Hideo’s lack of ethical compass and Emika’s conclusions about the consequences he deserves will likely cause no problems, though readers whoContinue reading “WILDCARD is more of a mixed bag”

For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE read Natalie C. Parker’s SEAFIRE

My first piece for Tor.com (!!!) is a review of what’s possibly my favorite release of the summer: Natalie C. Parker’s Seafire, which came out yesterday from Razorbill. Caledonia Styx’s ship, the Mors Navis, is one of the only ships that still sails free from the rule of bloodthirsty warlord Aric Athair and his army of Bullets,Continue reading “For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE read Natalie C. Parker’s SEAFIRE”