Book Review: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Book 1) by Tamsyn Muir [Audiobook]

Book Review: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Book 1) by Tamsyn Muir [Audiobook]

When the Ninth House necromancer receives a summons to take part in trials to ascend and become immortal, Gideon agrees to pretend to be her cavalier in exchange for freedom from indentured servitude. But not long after all the house necromancers and cavaliers arrive, people start being murdered, and they realize they're all trapped and going to die unless they can figure out what's going...
 
Quick Reviews: Bright Spark // Keen Sense // Quick Fire // Clear Sight // & More

Quick Reviews: Bright Spark // Keen Sense // Quick Fire // Clear Sight // & More

This time for quick reviews I have the Psions of SPIRE series by Alex Silver! All four main books, plus two extra novellas. This is a series with diverse queer rep about people with psionic abilities (telekinesis, empathy, etc.). Each book focuses on different characters, but they're all connected into one storyline, so I recommend reading them in order. I enjoyed...
 
Quick Reviews: The Cruel Prince // The Wicked King // The Queen of Nothing // King of Elfhame

Quick Reviews: The Cruel Prince // The Wicked King // The Queen of Nothing // King of Elfhame

This time for my quick reviews I have the Folk of the Air series by Holly Black! (Minus The Lost Sisters, which will be in a separate post since it's a short story.) If you haven't heard of it, it's a YA series about a human raised in the fae realm. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I wasn't a big fan. I was probably being a bit nice with my 3.5 star ratings, now that I think back on it,...
 
Quick Reviews: Hoofbeats & Heartache // Claw Marks & Card Games // Suspects & Scales // Rocks & Railways

Quick Reviews: Hoofbeats & Heartache // Claw Marks & Card Games // Suspects & Scales // Rocks & Railways

For this batch of quick reviews, I have a bunch of books in Maz Maddox's Stallion Ridge series! It's a series of connected m/m romance stories, so I recommend reading them in order, though each focuses on a different main couple, set in a fantasy Wild West world filled with different paranormal creatures. All these books are quick, sweet reads that have uncomplicated plots and focus mostly on...
 
Quick Reviews: The Serpent’s Coil, Forged in Magic, Ruby Run, Blood Ruby

Quick Reviews: The Serpent’s Coil, Forged in Magic, Ruby Run, Blood Ruby

For this post I have four books that combine the Old West, magic, and mlm romance. The books in this series are set in the same world but each one functions as a standalone about completely different characters, written by different authors. It helps to understand certain things if you read in order, but I think you could read these in any order without any real issue. They didn't blow me away,...
 
Mini Reviews: Deadly Curiosities Series – Trifles and Folly 1 & 2, Inheritance

Mini Reviews: Deadly Curiosities Series – Trifles and Folly 1 & 2, Inheritance

In Trifles and Folly, Cassidy and co. use their supernatural gifts to solve mysteries and save the town from paranormal problems, plus there are a few stories from Sorren's POV when he was still a fairly young vampire. In Trifles and Folly 2, Cassidy and co. once again use their supernatural gifts to solve mysteries and save the town from paranormal problems, plus there are a few stories from the...
 
Book Review: Those Words I Dread (Tales of the Tuath Dé Book 1) by Tess Barnett

Book Review: Those Words I Dread (Tales of the Tuath Dé Book 1) by Tess Barnett

When Ciaran is injured by a hunter, the fairy sneaks into Trent's apartment, and Trent begrudgingly lets him stay while he recovers, only because he doesn't want Ciaran's blood on his hands if the hunter gets him. Trent unexpectedly finds himself falling for the fairy, but his father doesn't approve of his sexuality, and the hunter is still out...
 
Mini Reviews: Queer Fantasy – A Bargain of Blood and Gold, Lord of the Last Heartbeat, Courting Nightfall

Mini Reviews: Queer Fantasy – A Bargain of Blood and Gold, Lord of the Last Heartbeat, Courting Nightfall

In A Bargain of Blood and Gold, a hunter goes to a small town only to mistakenly befriend the vampire and team up against a bigger threat. In Lord of the Last Heartbeat, a mage runs away from his crime lord mother and is taken in by a man whose home is cursed. In Courting Nightfall, a half dark elf joins an adventuring party and heads out to kill the vampire wreaking havoc on town, though he has...