Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

The Last Hope, the finale in The Raging Ones duology is out NOW! Find out what happens to Franny, Mykal, and Court and their adventures in space. We were blessed to be a part of the blog tour and scored a Q&A with the authors. Thank you Wednesday Books! Question:  What is up next for …

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They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic. Release date: May 7, 2019. Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers. If Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and The Breakfast Club had a baby…this would be it. The cast of characters… Tyler Jones (Alpha) Scarlett Jones (Diplomacy) Aurora O’Malley …

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Non-spoiler review for Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet. Release date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Tess Bailey and her crew are nightchasers. They run food, medicine, equipment, and other items to needy children and a rebellion fighting against The Overseer and his military goons, the Dark Watch. The Galactic Overseer is an evil tyrant who wants a …

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Hullmetal Girls is a sci-fi adventure with tinges of dystopian fiction. Humans left Earth over 300 years ago and are traveling the stars, searching for a habitable planet to make their new home. The fleet is made up of many ships, with the richest and most elite up front. The caste system follows the fleet …

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Semiosis is a debut novel about a small group of humans who travel from an environmentally-damaged Earth to a new planet, in hopes of starting over in a new community based on peace, mutual respect, and hope. Troubles arise as soon as they begin making the planet, which they name Pax, home. Much of the …

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What did you like about Shoot the Messenger? Kira: Almost everything. Just like all of Pippa DaCosta’s characters, these ones were complicated and deceptive. They’re very real because they never fit into good or bad categories. The world building was awesome, but I’ll get into that more later. Last but not least, it was so …

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Well, Shoot the Messenger technically released sooner than expected (Amazon was Speedy McSpeedster this time), but today is when paperbacks will go out and the author will officially announce it on her website. Here is the glorious cover: That is Kesh Lasota on the cover, the series’ new protagonist. It’s a slow-burn sci-fi reverse harem …

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New beautiful book covers… I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for them! I got most of these from Epic Reads Harper’s Winter 2018 YA Cover Reveals. I liked Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack, but didn’t love it. However, I am still looking forward to seeing where the author takes the story! …

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This Freaky Friday edition is about a short story I read last year and is hands down one of the best alien smuts I have EVER read. First of all, look at this glorious cover: It’s written by someone named Emma Steele, and she doesn’t have a whole lot of titles under this name. Unfortunately. …

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I’m just going to apologize upfront: I’m crap at writing “real” book reviews. I’m sorry. Please don’t hold that against this book that I’m about to write a really crappy review for. It’s not its fault that my way with words is not on par with the author’s or my co-bloggers for that matter. They …

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