SKaeth ✓ author





Authored Stories:

Prelude Cycle by S. Kaeth ✓ author

This novella is arranged as a series of seasons with one short story vignette from each of the four main point of views. These stories are set approximately three years before Between Starfalls begins. Taunos attempts to get into the library of Far Dahutad. Takiyah balances her love of learning with the judgements of her community. Kaemada struggles mind to mind. Ra’ael faces challenges on her path to becoming a priestess. If you’re looking to dip your toe in the Children of the Nexus universe and get to know the characters briefly, this is the book for you!

Let Loose the Fallen: Book Two of Children of the Nexus by S. Kaeth ✓ author

Teacup Dragon Coop

The priestess searches for her faith. The fire-wielder wrestles with her past. The psion dreams of peace. And the hero is torn between his heart and his duty. While grief scatters the four protectors to the winds, outside forces write history according to their own whims. The fate of the Rinaryns lies twined with that of the boy, Eian, caught in a tug of war the heroes are unaware of. But the evidence lies waiting for Taunos and the others to see, if only they can move past their betrayal.

Between Starfalls by S. Kaeth ✓ author

SPFBO6 WriteHive Book Club Teacup Dragon Coop

Never leave the path.  It’s sacred law, punishable by exile. When her son goes missing in the perilous mountains, Kaemada defies the law to search for him. She enlists the help of her hero brother, a priestess berserker, and a fire-wielding friend. But the law exists for a reason. When the search party is captured by the mythical Kamalti, they learn that Kaemada’s son was sent to an ancient prison city. As they battle for freedom, they discover a horrible truth that will change the future of both races forever. With their world in upheaval, Kaemada must find a way to peace if she's to save her son—but tensions between the two races are leading to war.

Windward by S. Kaeth ✓ author

SPFBO7

When dragons fight, mountains weep. In nests high in the mountains, dragons and dragonbonded share their lives, thoughts, feelings, and ambitions. Palon and her partner, the dragon Windward, are renowned among their nest for their flying skill. Their days are filled with everything she loves, especially riding the wind. Even being tasked with teaching their way of life to Tebah, a rebellious newly bonded teenager, can’t bring her down too much. But when treasures from the dragons’ hoards are found in Palon’s collection, her idyllic life comes crashing down. She battles to prove her innocence, while her every move is cast as further evidence against her. Tebah’s suspicion, homesickness, and defiance would be frustrating even in easy times. With Palon in the spotlight while her rivals smear her name at every turn and stir up plots of revenge, her teenage charge’s behavior proves dangerous. Dragon tempers shorten, and challenges and disputes shake the ground. Palon will have to trust more than just herself if she hopes to once more own the sky.


Recent Reviews:

The Enixar: The Sorcerer's Conquest by Mikkell Khan

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Unbalanced
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

An interesting dark mixture of science fiction and fantasy playing with familiar tropes in intriguing ways.


Lady Vago's Malediction by A.K.M. Beach

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Of Blood and Fire by Ryan Cahill

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Fantastic worldbuilding, with a story that’s kind of Wheel of Time meets Eragon.


A Voice That Thunders (Voice That Thunders #1) by Cully Mack ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Children by Bjorn Larssen

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

Kotov Syndrome by Tim Baughman Jr

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story

A thought-provoking sci-fi that delves into what makes a person, and grapples with the light and the dark that people can bring to a relationship. A diverse tale with mental health representation.


They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Truth and Other Lies by Lyra Wolf

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: mythical violence including against children, attempted rape

Helpless: A Short Story Collection by Tiffany Christina Lewis

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: https://tiffanychristinalewis.com/2021/02/25/helpless-warnings/

A gripping selection of a variety of short stories all showcasing women in a range of strengths.


My Hand and My Heart by Isabel Huntoon

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: brief graphic violence and self-harm toward end

This cli-fi is a blend of sci-fi and fantasy with the feeling of anime, but in novel form. Fascinating, intriguing worldbuilding!


The Wild Court by E. G. Radcliff

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: emotional abuse, mention of attempted suicide.

The Last Prince by E. G. Radcliff

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: mentions of childhood sexual assault and child abuse

The Wildflowers at the Edge of the World by Shaylin Gandhi

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: mentions of off-page sexual assault as well as infant loss.

Includes Neurodiversity Representation and incredible diversity.


Birds of a Feather by Sandy Butchers

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: TW: animal deaths, violence.

illustrated!


Cradle of Sea and Soil by Bernie Anés Paz

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Nocturne: A Collection of Dark Tales by H.B. Diaz

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The Hidden King (The Coming of Áed #1) by E.G. Radcliff

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: torture scene. mention of childhood abuse, protagonist's mother's rape.

Like a gay Goblin Emperor with a disability, with Found Family themes, and lovely description. I loved the worldbuilding but I craved even more of it to be on the same level with Strange the Dreamer. Amazing book though from an astounding talent.


Zeroth Law (Digitesque #1) by Guerric Haché

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Didn’t feel much
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

I adore the worldbuilding and premise for this story but struggled to connect to the characters. It may simply be a writing style thing not meshing with me. Love the sci-fi/fantasy fusion. Some minor editing errors but nothing too major.


Legacy of Flame by Rebecca Bapaye

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

A gorgeously told second world fantasy with characters who will whisk you along with their tale with such vibrancy that the plot itself fades into the background a bit, and that’s okay! Thoroughly enjoyable.


The Gatekeeper's Staff by Antoine Bandele

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

This is the kick off to a new YA series with super refreshing worldbuilding playing off of West African mythology, like a Percy Jackson meets Black Panther with excellent, diverse characters to connect with.


The Iron Crown by L L Macrae

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: graphic violence, torture

This was an interesting book with unique worldbuilding & amazing diversity. The pacing was great for me, with main first-book events tied up nicely by the end. My only issue was that I didn't love some of the PoV characters. Definitely highly recommended to give it a try, though!


Privilege: A Trilogy by Bharat Krishnan ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: drug use and abuse, homophobia, racist slurs, police violence, gangs, several scenes of brief sex

A thoughtful but no-holds-barred imagining of a world where white privilege is a drug controlled by the people in power. People can take this drug, use it (& abuse it), & give it to others. Told through the perspectives of various people strung together in a series of events.


Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

Similar feel to Whitney Hill's Elemental Series (https://indiestorygeek.com/story/129) and Annette Marie's Guild Codex (Three Mages and a Margarita - https://indiestorygeek.com/story/654), but set in a future Detroit with gods, dragons, and magic alongside cybermetics and AI.


Seasons of Albadone (The Eighth Chant Book 1) by Élan Marché and Christopher Warman ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Fun short stories that weave together in interesting ways!


A Feeling Like Home by Haleigh Wenger

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

A Dark Inheritance (Hollow Fate #1) by Todd Herzman

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Two Thousand Years (The Empire Saga) by M. Dalto

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Eldritch Sparks: Shadows of Otherside Book 2 by Whitney Hill ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

The Community by Jacob Klop ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

Never Say Never by Justine Manzano

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

This is a fun, snarky, quick-paced YA novel, perfect for those who want their fantasy blended with the real world. The characters were relatable and the story was light and fun, even with the teenage angst. The writing doesn't slow the pacing with too much description.


Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 8) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Lost Talismans and a Tequila (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 7) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Druid Vices and a Vodka (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 6) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 5) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 4) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Unrelated to the story

Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 3) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Unrelated to the story

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 2) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 1) by Annette Marie

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

This is a super fun book centered around the non-magic-wielding Tori, who ends up surrounding herself with magic-wielders, and still holds her own.


Silver and Blood by Trina L. Talma

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Protostar: An Automatic Apocalypse by Jesse Pohlman

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Unbalanced
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Didn’t feel much
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The Brightest Shadow by Sarah Lin

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Sol Invictus (The Eye of Ra Book 2) by Ben Gartner

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

A thrilling tale fit for MG readers seeking action, adventure, and history, all evened out with well-times humor!

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Heart of a Lion by Stephen Zimmer

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

A fun adventure with memorable characters!


Where Ravens Soar by Michelle Connor

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The Techno Mage by S.W. Raine ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

Nocturnal Blood by Villimey Mist

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Unbalanced
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

A charming story of a bright 11-year old girl who, while trying to solve the mystery of her friend's missing dad, finds herself engulfed in an ancient war between creatures of myth and legend, with her town hanging in the balance.


Cute Mutants Vol 1: Mutant Pride by SJ Whitby ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Lani: The Girl Without Fear by Dan Cole ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

This is a fun, light book with lots of twists on familiar tropes!


The Order of the Key by Justine Manzano ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

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Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Dawnstar (Starchaser Saga Book 2) by Renee Dugan

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Elemental: Shadows of Otherside Book 1 by Whitney Hill ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Absolutely fantastic urban fantasy. Highly recommended!

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Dragon's Reach: An epic fantasy adventure (The Keeper Origins Book 1) by JA Andrews

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

A Threat of Shadows (The Keeper Chronicles Book 1) by JA Andrews

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Aegyir Rises (Guardians of The Realm Book 1) by Amanda Fleet

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Ambiguous
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: abuse, suicidal ideation, violence

Voice of War (Threadlight Book 1) by Zack Argyle

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: addiction, torture

Magic system reminiscent of Lightbringer series and Mistborn, with a fun new world to explore!


Daughter of Shades (The Venatrix Chronicles #1) by Sylvia Mercedes

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Fun, female Witcher story with music-based magic!


Parasites by Matthew Samuels ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Didn’t feel much
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Darkwind (The Starchaser Saga) by Renee Dugan

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Consequences: A Wilders Finale by Cass Kim

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The Chaos Circus by Renee Dugan

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

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Wilders by Cass Kim

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Silvertongue by Casey White

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: trafficking, violence, coarse language

This was a bit darker than I normally read, but I couldn't put it down, either.


The Necromancer's Prison by Alec Whitesell and Craig Bonacorsi

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

This one's a bit hard to categorize. Part portal fantasy, part sci-fi, part alternate history or parallel world, full of action, adventure, and also a YA love triangle.


Michael McGillicuddy and the Most Amazing Race by Trevor A. Dutcher

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

A satisfying fun read in multiple points of view immersed in a steampunk/gaslamp feel. While there are several points of over description, the actual plot was quite fun and the characters were interesting.


Crystal and Flint (The Journey Missions Book 1) by Holly Ash

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Warlocks of the Sigil by Peri Akman

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Windswept by Kaitlin Bellamy

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Dragon's Price by Daniel Potter

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

The Lightning Rod by C.S. Ratliff

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Unbalanced
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The Eye of Ra by Ben Gartner

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

Sand Dancer by Trudie Skies

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

The Reach Between Worlds by Cameron Hayden

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Running With the Wolves by J.E. Reed

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Unrelated to the story



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