Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for April 4, 2017
New Releases / April 4, 2017

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share!   FANTASY          SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR   FANTASY                       SCIENCE FICTION       HORROR       FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR    

Friday Face Off – May flights of angels lead you on your way.
Friday Face Off / August 12, 2016

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted at Books by Proxy. Every Friday two books will be lined up to be judged solely on their covers (that thing we are never supposed to do, but you know we all do it!) This weeks theme: May flights of angels lead you on your way. (A cover featuring an angel/angels.)   Well, looking through my books, most of the ones I could think of that feature angels, DID NOT HAVE ANGELS ON THE COVERS!! Well then. I decided to go with House of Shattered Wings, which features fallen angels and has covers that hint at that, even if there’s not some haloed angelic creature clearly on display.                   I am partial to the UK covers. I may prefer the newest Gollancz cover (the most simplistic one). Choose your favorite in the poll, and leave a comment below to let us know what you think!   [socialpoll id=”2380926″]   Have your own Friday Face Off post? Link it up here! (while Books by Proxy is on hiatus)

Review: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
4.5 Stars , Reviews / August 4, 2015

The House of Shattered wings is a fresh and intriguing book that has a fascinating take on fallen angels in 1930s Paris. Much like a mafia or gang style set up, their are rival houses of Fallen angels. The city is trying to recover from a magical war, it is suffering and scarred but recovering. It’s dark, broken and beautiful, much like the fallen angels themselves. I was quite taken by the prose and the world building in this as well as rich and complex characters. Actually, I loved the prose in this. Aliette de Bodard has a genuine gift of transforming mere words into pure imagery and emotion. She skillfully crafts the scenes and tone wrapping one around the other creating an experience for the reader. I’m just going to include a random quote because I don’t think words of mine will do her justice. The Fallen angels are lost and discarded. They have no memories of what they did to be shut out or why they “fell”, but they do remember the wonderful life they had before. That can really mess with their sense of faith and devotion to the religion and god they used to love. They are no…