Mini Reviews: Interstellar Cinderella, She Captains

Because I’m all about women powah! From women mechanics in space to female crossdressing pirate captains, girls totally run the world. And thensome.

Have you read either of these books? What did you think?


Mini Reviews: Wrath & Dawn short stories, King George

Do short stories garner reviews? Even mini ones? Why yes, yes of course! Because why the heck not. Also, I went back into a The Wrath & the Dawn kick after re-reading the first book and falling in love with the characters all over again. So why not continue that love by reading the prologue-y chapters?

The first one, The Moth & the Flame, is pretty much the larger of the two pieces, owing to the fact that Ahdieh has written Despina and Jalal’s first encounters with each other. The two had ample chemistry in the books, but in these first few meetings, they’re short and sweet and altogether worth reading.

The second, The Crown & the Arrow, is a reflection piece in Khalid’s POV. It takes place exactly around the same time the novel begins, with Shazi on the verge of walking up to her husband and caliph for the very first time. Khalid’s always a fun POV, because he’s a very poetic and romantic one.

And…because the first two ARE short stories, I’ve thrown in a non-fiction I’d read because it was one of those books I had assigned to my literature voldies.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Mini Reviews: As You Wish, Starship Troopers

A few minis here! I will admit, neither book was in my comfort zone, though to be fair, the memoir was at least about a fantasy book and movie (The Princess Bride), which made it a more understandable choice. The only reason I picked up Starship Troopers in the first place was that it was an audiobook and it held an interest because of the movie based on the book (not that the movie was one of my favorite things ever, but it did become a cult classic). In any case, I’ve at least read some non-fiction this year!



Have you read either of these books? What did you think?