Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

4ish stars. This is my first Mira Grant book, although I’ve really enjoyed everything written by her as Seanan McGuire. It has her signature writing style, but instead of the fantastical inventiveness used in her McGuire books, Grant is decidedly more science fictional. And bloody. She begins with a cool premise – killer mermaids eating […]

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Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

3.5ish stars. An interesting, well-written, near-ish-future SF novel with some compelling ideas. It reminds me a little bit of Malka Older’s idea heavy Infomocracy, although I liked Older’s book a little bit more. I didn’t find this extremely engaging and never felt strongly pressed to continue reading, but I did enjoy it consistently. The ideas […]

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Release by Patrick Ness

1.75ish stars. There are two separate storylines within this book. They kind of come together at the end, but not in a big enough way to justify the existence of the second. I give the secondary “faun/queen” story 1 star because it is non-sensical and pretentious and pointless. Also the faun bugged me, repeating “My […]

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

4.5ish stars. I love this book. It’s smart, exciting, silly, nostalgic, but mostly IT IS REALLY FUNNY. Cantero obviously knows how to tickle my funny bone, because I was laughing continuously throughout. It’s a sort-of-parody of Scooby Doo and other teen detective agencies, and I was nervous that it was going to be adult Scooby […]

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