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Soulstar, by C.L. Polk

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adventurous emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

The Forest of Stolen Girls, by June Hur

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dark emotional informative mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.25

Fugitive Telemetry, by Martha Wells

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adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

The Memory Project, by Andrew C Youngson

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

*I received an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

This mystery with a dash of sci-fi was unique and gripping. I loved the concept of Weavers and the "powers" associated with memories, and I thought the author really brought to life the third culture/expat life of Angel and his friends in Bangkok. I also loved that Angel's sexuality wasn't a major plot point or plot device and I really appreciated both Angel and his love interest acknowledging that they were moving really fast in their relationship.

Overall, I thought the mystery was really compelling. The author did a great job of dropping hints here and there until the reader (and Angel) is able to see the full picture. I did, however, think the ending dragged a little. The last four or so chapters open the story up to wider consequences which is interesting but I think it negates some of the gut punch of emotion that happen in chapter 30.

I think this would be great for mystery/thriller readers who want to get into sci-fi or sci-fi readers who want to get into mystery/thrillers. The SFF elements were pretty light and felt to me in the same vein as John Marrs's The One, The Minders, etc.

The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie

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reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

The House of Always, by Jenn Lyons

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75