A Scary Review Redux: Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall (A MelanieM Review)

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 (for story and cover)   ★★★★★ Once upon a time . . . that’s how the old stories always begin. And so this one begins, in a land both foreign and familiar, it’s a tale of princes, and merfolk and love…of a sort. Once upon a time there was… Continue reading A Scary Review Redux: Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall (A MelanieM Review)

A MelanieM Review: Obsidian Sun by Jon Keys

Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Differences must be put aside when vengeance becomes all-consuming. Anan, a spellweaver of the Talac people, returns from a hunting trip to find his village decimated, his mate dead, and everyone else captured by Varas slavers. The sole survivor is Terja, a young man without the velvet that covers… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Obsidian Sun by Jon Keys

A MelanieM Review: Blue on Black by Carole Cummings

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Kimolijah Adani—Class 2 gridTech, beloved brother, most promising student the Academy’s ever had the privilege of calling their own, genius mechanical gridstream engineer, brilliantly pioneering inventor… and dead man. But that’s what happens when a whiz kid messes with dynamic crystals and, apparently, comes to the attention of Baron… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Blue on Black by Carole Cummings

Review: Lofty Dreams of Earthbound Men (Isleshire Chronicles #1) by Susan Laine

Rating: 3 stars (rounded up) out of 5 Obadai Bashim is walking through one of the city’s parks on his way to the solstice celebration when he hears someone calling him. That voice belongs to a young boy, clothes in tatters, who begs for his help.   Jules Sterling, a young engineering sage, has been on… Continue reading Review: Lofty Dreams of Earthbound Men (Isleshire Chronicles #1) by Susan Laine