Chaos Reigning
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Review: Chaos Reigning – Jessie Mihalik

Content warnings: I’ve been a huge fan of Jessie Mihalik ever since Ilona Andrews posted about her first serial novella, and I was hooked. I’ve been absolutely blown away by each of the Consortium Rebellion books, from their gorgeous covers to their heroines to their tropes, and I’m honestly sad that this is last book in the series. “I wished…

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Starbreaker
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Review: Starbreaker – Amanda Bouchet

I have to get this off my chest, but I have no idea what’s up with that cover, which I think is a definite step back from the first book. Other than that, though, essentially all of my criticisms from the first book were addressed, leaving a delightfully fun, fast-paced space romp. This is the second book in the series…

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Nightchaser
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Review: Nightchaser – Amanda Bouchet

I loved Amanda Bouchet’s previous series, so I was extremely excited to see her next book was a scifi romance! While it’s pretty fun overall, it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. “There was nothing on my ship that wasn’t stolen. Hell, even the ship was stolen. Even the crew was stolen because, well, jailbreak.” There’s some similarities with the…

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Bonds of Brass
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Review: Bonds of Brass – Emily Skrutskie

“[T]he worlds are cruel and friends are fleeting and you’ve got to hold on to the good things as tight as you can.” Ah yes, the angst, the pining, the PTSD from watching your world burn and being rescued by the conquerors! This first came on to my radar as being, well, basically Fin/Poe fanfic, but it’s ever so much…

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The Chosen
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Review: The Chosen – Taran Matharu

Content warnings: I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up this book, but it certainly wasn’t this! And that’s not a bad thing – this is a wild ride, a sort of mashup between The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, and The Martian. In addition, this book is ownvoices – Cade is South Asian, as is the author…

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Midnight Wings
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Review: Midnight Wings – Ariele Sieling

Content warnings: I love fairy tale retellings, I love scifi romance, so of course I jumped on this as soon as I saw it. It’s Cinderella, but instead of a ball, there’s a fighter pilot competition! Since the death of her father, El’s lived with stepfamily as their unpaid servant. Due to the housing shortage on their starship, the only…

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Starfall Ranch
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Review: Starfall Ranch – California Dawes

Content warnings: Look, this book has a lesbian hermit space farmer. I’m pretty sure that’s all I have to say to explain why I picked this book up! “So what in the world was Shy’s entire problem? She was hot as sin and blessed with a voice that could melt permafrost, but clearly her brain was housing one too many…

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Age of Deception
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Review: Age of Deception – T.A. White

Where Rules of Redemption was our introduction to Kira and her view of the universe, Age of Deception takes us deeper into her background and what makes her tick. This is a thoughtfully done (yet still action-packed, because, let’s face it, this is Kira) exploration of Kira’s past and how it’s formed her, good and bad. Plus, more of everyone’s favorite sarcastic…

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A Very Scalzi Christmas
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Review: A Very Scalzi Christmas – John Scalzi

It’s that time of year when everyone’s looking for some new reads to put them in the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for something lighthearted and fun, then I think this anthology will definitely fit the bill. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, with things from lists to short stories. While this is probably overkill, I’ve gone ahead and…

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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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