Anybody who knows me knows I'm a sucker for a good retelling of a fairy tale, and this version of The Goose Girl hits all the right notes. Thrust from a stifling, dangerous home life into a position of anonymity, Princess Alyrra makes the best of what she's been given, forming deep, genuine emotional connections through her kindness. However, she must make the choice between keeping her freedom, or saving the kingdom. This book is perfect for any reader who wants a happy, hopeful ending that feels rightfully earned.
The first in a series of four novellas, this book is a delight, following the most relatable AI robot you will ever meet. All that the self-named Murderbot wants to do is escape from its "employment" and catch up on terrible soap operas, and instead it gets dragged into protecting a group of humans as they discover some deep secrets about the large corporations that control the system. Fast paced, fun, and with a novel on the way (May 5th), these four novellas will make you laugh-out-loud.
Surprise! Jason's cat has the ability to time-travel, and he's going to drag Jason along for the ride. In the wink of an eye, they can travel from Ancient Egypt to Japan to the time of a young Leonardo DaVinci, and take the reader with them. This book was always an escape for me when I was a young child, and would be perfect for a child today looking to explore the world and its history.