Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
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Articles / April 6, 2020

B+ Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie April 7, 2020 · Del Rey I have been very excited for Bonds of Brass since I learned that the author, Emily Skrutskie, was inspired by the highly teased but never fully realized Finn & Poe relationship from the most recent Star Wars trilogy. While there are definitely echoes of FinnPoe here, the world and characters Skrutskie has created feel fresh even while deploying many of the classic elements of the space opera genre, except now 100% more queer!. (Cue voice of Stefon from SNL): This book has everything: Fighter pilot school! An evil intergalactic empire! Multiple almost-kisses! Angsty space boyfriends! Daring and reckless escapes! Gundam-style robot suits! A bold rebellion! A junky yet lovable spaceship with a whimsical name! We start the book at the aforementioned fighter pilot school, where Ettian and Gal are students and roommates. Ettian is a child of the conquered Archon Empire and after a rough post-war childhood, he has decided it is in his best interest to accept the new Umber regime and advance as best as he can within it. Gal is his Umber-born happy-go-lucky roommate, best friend, and maybe-crush. During a WILD in-space assassination attempt,…

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Articles / April 6, 2020

We’re making some slight scheduling changes! We’ve already bumped Books on Sale to every day now, but we’ll be running Cover Snark one extra week a month. That’s three Snarks, instead of two! Times are tough, y’all, and we’ll do what we can to make the burden a little lighter. Amanda: Hero and heroine have a one night stand, heroine gets pregnant, hero delivers his oWN BABY Sarah: HER GIFT OMG Adam, Sarah’s husband: …. K. Tara: Nope. just nope. to everything. Kiki: I’m sorry, but the only thing I can think of is Santa delivering a baby and I DEEPLY hate that. Lara: He doesn’t look alert enough to actually create the baby, let alone deliver it. I like my medical peeps very much awake. Shana: +Christmas. Just in case you weren’t hooked by this amazing plot alone. Maya: Also, I’m gonna need him to sterilize that stethoscope. Sneezy: He looks more high than a person who’s actually high. And what’s all that indistinguishable white stuff he’s slumped against??? Charlotte B: He looks like he’s still drunk. Is this the morning after? Amanda: Okay…but can we just address the obvious that his ass is out? Elyse: Traditions that apparently…