The Scriptorium plucks orphaned children off the streets and puts them to work to serve their goals, all of which funnel into the primary goal of awakening the world’s slumbering atomatons. Karis is one of those orphans, and she’s been studying the runes she copies for her masters to work with. Her brother was culled from this island’s group and sent elsewhere, and her one mission in life is to get off the island and find him. When Karis discovers an unexplored cave and within it finds an automaton like no other, and awakens him, she dares to hope that she’s solved all her problems. This atomaton can get her into the records hall and then off the island. What she didn’t anticipate was discovering that this Atamoton, Alix, is more than a mindless machine controlled by runes in a tome.
Across the Green Grass Fields is a standalone entry in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. And an unabashed love letter to the horse mad.
The below list is some of my favorite reads of 2020. As I mostly read and review historical fiction, I think you’ll be surprised to see other genres included in this list. I hope that you discover someone new 🙂 An emotional and empowering journey, GILDED DREAMS is a historical, action-packed love letter to the […]
The Cyborg Tinkerer by Meg LaTorre Published 17 November 2020by iWriterly Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Steampunk, Science Fantasy, LGBTQIA Five stars! Can I read book 2 right now? Disclaimer: I was given access to an ARC of The Cyborg Tinkerer in exchange for an honest review by the author. Thank you, Meg, for this opportunity! This […]
Fall is perfect for curling up with a witchy book for the spooky season. I have two fantastic suggestions. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow Published October 13, 2020 by Orbit Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Fantasy From the publisher: In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the […]
Black Witch Magic: A BWWM Paranormal Romance by Mila Nicks Published October 30, 2020 Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Librarian by day, cursed witch by night: Selene Blackstone spends her days camped out in library corners with her nose glued to books. In a town like Brimrock, where she’s an outcast, she prefers her […]
The Midnight Bargin by C.L. Polk Published October 13, 2020 by Erewhon Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Fantasy From Goodreads: Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a […]