#55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

Tune in as Laura Petro and Meggie Gates (YA, We Read It!) hang out with Arthur for a recap of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This 2020 magical-realism take on the now-beloved Multiverse subgenre of speculative fiction follows 35-year-old Nora Seed as she ODs to escape her depressing life, which sends her off on … Continue reading #55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

#54 – Gallant by V.E. Schwab (with Jodie and Laura of The Island Library Podcast)

Tune in as Jodie and Laura (The Island Library Podcast) collaborate with Arthur for a recap of Gallant, the 2022 supernatural fantasy YA novel by V.E. Schwab (the Shades of Magic series, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue). Coldhearted orphanages, the moment when you realize books that you thought were YA have actually been targeted … Continue reading #54 – Gallant by V.E. Schwab (with Jodie and Laura of The Island Library Podcast)

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Three, “Fuchsia Light” – 2nd revision

Sidney lumbered up a road to another city square before she staggered to her knees. In turn Wyatt slumped out of her arms and thumped onto the plinth of a soldier statue. "Comrades!" Corbin exclaimed from down the road, running ahead of the others. "What's hampering the two of you?" They slowed down within ten … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Three, “Fuchsia Light” – 2nd revision

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Four: Quentin’s Wishes

The dust covered Arcaipolis in a dense sheet, shadowing the structures that the explosion had blown apart. The particles began to swirl through the city and pellet the Grimhet carcasses and the remnants of buildings, statuary, and roads. Some were pitted fiercely enough that they crumbled apart even further and were blown off the ground. … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Four: Quentin’s Wishes

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Three: Fuchsia Light

Sidney lumbered up a road to another city square before she staggered to her knees. In turn Wyatt slumped out of her arms and thumped onto the plinth of a soldier statue. "Comrades!" Corbin exclaimed from down the road, running ahead of the others. "What's hampering the two of you?" They slowed down within ten … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Three: Fuchsia Light

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Two: The Commodore’s Festering Poisons

Wyatt, Cooper, and Gene couldn't fly out into a large room of Andropis for two seconds before holographic cuffs materialized around their arms and legs, suspending them directly in front of an Andropes. She regarded them with an amiable, unassuming smile. "I'm honored to meet you, Mr. Durrell. I love your staunch morals." She took … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Two: The Commodore’s Festering Poisons

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-One: Audeus Maxum

One swift step after another was how Freye Urewlil exited the Hereborg, moving down a statue-flanked passage that veered toward a nearby village. On most days and nights people stuffed their way through the roads and set off a clamor. But on this particular night, no one was outside and all the foods, spices, and … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-One: Audeus Maxum

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty: Nekotaros’s Charity

A palpable buzz ran through Wyatt, chilling his spine. The rest of the team exchanged quick, tense looks. They were in Lunatark. Wyatt looked straight up at the head guard and said, "We believe that something here will help to cure a disease." The head guard immediately unclipped a rod from his pike, flicked it … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty: Nekotaros’s Charity

Project Super Nex, Chapter Nineteen: Nexbrug

"If memory serves me properly, Advisor Wiley led an expedition here that uncovered the primitive form of the Super Nex virus," Gene said, peering out the window as the pod boosted from the satellite garage to a platform hovering next to one of six planet fragments adhered in a gravitational ring; the segment with the … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Nineteen: Nexbrug

Project Super Nex, Chapter Eighteen: Trust

"The white button, not the red one, you skinny geek! The white button!" Gene's hand stopped whizzing over the dashboard. "Your guidance is marvelously impassioned. Would you like to indulge it?" He motioned to his own pilot's chair. "I'd love to. In fact, I will." Penelope threw off her seatbelt and zipped off her seat, … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Eighteen: Trust