One of the tropes that can go either tremendously well or terrifyingly badly in speculative fiction is the inverted gender role society; a matriarchy, usually oppressive, that…… Read more “First Chapter Thoughts: Dragon Physician by Joyce Chng”
I was recommended this book by the lovely LA Knight, and was thrilled to find that it’s part of the Riordan Presents series, where authors write #OwnVoices…… Read more “First Chapter Thoughts: Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky”
Hello everyone and welcome back! It’s time for some more first chapter thoughts, this time on Deadline – a paranormal detective noir from Stephanie Ahn. Harrietta Lee is a…… Read more “First Chapter Thoughts – DEADLINE by Stephanie Ahn”
Something I may have mentioned before is that I’m very, very bad at e-reading. I can do it for short works, and I edit on a computer,…… Read more “Robins in the Night – First Chapter Thoughts”
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so for folks who don’t know, this is where I discuss the first chapter of a novel…… Read more “First Chapter Thoughts: Orope by Guenevere Lee”
While these days I have a strong preference for diverse & modern fantasy and sci-fi books, at the end of the day, I’m still the worst kind…… Read more “First Chapter Thoughts: ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus”
My thoughts on the first chapter of FleshTrap by Magen Cubed!