Pax Novis
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Review: Pax Novis – Erica Cameron

Content warnings: I’m not really sure how to define this book. The general plot – Pax ships are losing contact, and the Novis may be next – reads like a thriller, but the pacing is very slow. As an example, the book starts out with notes from a board meeting and a few sections from the Pax ship charter. The…

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Aurora Blazing
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Review: Aurora Blazing – Jessie Mihalik

Content warnings: I am pretty much ride-or-die for kickass space princesses. Give me a broken relearning-how-to-be-kickass space princess, plus the whole princess/bodyguard dynamic? My love knows no bounds. This was pretty much one of my most anticipated reads for 2019 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint! While this is the second in a series, you could…

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Chilling Effect
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Review: Chilling Effect – Valerie Valdes

After seeing that beautiful cover art and the tag that it was vaguely reminiscent of Firefly and had psychic cats, I made sure I was first on my library’s hold list for this book. While some of it lived up to that promise, on the whole, the book fell short. “You get off this tired-ass rock, for one. Back to the…

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Stolen Desire
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Review: Stolen Desire – Robin Lovett

This whole series – set on an alien sex planet – has been absolutely and delightfully bananapants, and this book is no different. It’s the third in the series, and while I think you’d miss out on some backstory, this could be read as a standalone if you’re just looking for some blue alien sexy times. “I have a rebellion…

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Last Tango in Cyberspace
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Review: Last Tango in Cyberspace – Steven Kotler

Content warnings: While I went in expecting a cyberpunk, this is definitely more on the thriller end of the spectrum and almost anti-cyberpunk. It’s set in the near future, so while some things are strange, most are familiar. The author also notes that most of the things referenced in the book are things that are either possible now or likely…

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Safe Passage
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Review: Safe Passage – Rachel Ford

Contenting warnings: I’m a sucker for scifi romance, and when I saw this had lesbian space pirates taking on a big heist, well, I couldn’t wait to read it. And for the most part, it definitely lived up to my expectations. Kay’s had a bit of a run of bad luck and bad choices lately, with the latest leaving her…

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Apocalypse Five
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Review: Apocalypse Five – Stacey Rourke

Every once in a while, I just need a good YA scifi romp.  There’s something undeniably fun about a bunch of teens saving the world, and this book definitely fits the bill.  It’s a bit of a mash between The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game, and it works pretty well.  There’s a lovely found family theme flowing through the book,…

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Polaris Rising
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Review: Polaris Rising – Jessie Mihalik

TL:DR – OMG THIS IS SO GOOD!  GO BUY IT NOW!  I’ve mentioned before that I love scifi romance, and this is exactly everything about that genre that I adore – a tropetastic scifi wonderland.  Hi-tech hi jinx, space travel, multiple planets, galaxy-wide suspense… plus a kickass heroine and a hero who loves her for that.  I first heard of Jessie…

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Kingdom of Needle and Bone
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Review: Kingdom of Needle and Bone – Mira Grant

Content warnings: I’m not a big fan of the horror genre, but I cannot resist a Mira Grant novel.  For those not in the know, Mira Grant is one of Seanan McGuire’s pen names, and I’m a ridiculous superfan of hers.  The only other Mira Grant I’d read was her killer mermaids book, Into the Drowning Deep, which I absolutely adored,…

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Captive Desire
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Review: Captive Desire – Robin Lovett

I think this is being billed more as erotica than straight romance, though it does have an HEA, so I’m just going to call it a romance.  A completely bonkers bananapants romance, but still – I have a particular soft spot for scifi romance, and this really hit the mark, plus it’s got the enemies-to-lovers trope.  While this is the…

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