★★★★☆ I have read two other books by Rebecca Crunden so I knew to expect a unique and thought-provoking read when I purchased Dust and Lightning. This sci-fi novella completely lived up to my high expectations.
In this short story, what starts off as a seemingly ordinary evening for Jessica, a part-time sales clerk at a hardware store, takes a shocking turn. Jessica arrives home to the flat she shares with Clara, the odd roommate she barely tolerates, and makes her way through Clara’s various housepets. Jessica stumbles into a horrific … Continue reading The Man and the Crow by Rebecca Crunden
4 stars I absolutely loved the concept of this novella. In a genre where everything has been done before, the idea of having tiers of superheroes seemed original and intriguing. The cover of The Backup Superhero by Kayla Hicks Tanser Girl, a D leaguer, is our heroine. After a bad day, she heads to the … Continue reading The Backup Superhero by Kayla Hicks
5 stars “As soon as she stopped, a growl behind her reminded her that she was not alone.”Anne Winchell, The Moon of Lycca The Moon of Lycca by Anne Winchell Winchell’s novella, The Moon of Lycca, is a fast-moving space saga. Mei is attempting to rescue two colonists when her glider crashes in a remote … Continue reading The Moon of Lycca by Anne Winchell
★★★★★ The Cracked Reflection by Terry Geo I almost always choose a full-length book over a novella, but lately, I have been enjoying novellas and short stories. Sometimes, a shorter read fits perfectly in the time I have available to read. Novellas are especially satisfying when the writer packs a lot of action and character … Continue reading The Cracked Reflection by Terry Geo