Time Illusion – Luna Harlow

Rating: 3 out of 5.
A good second follow up sci-fi novella to Four Bodies in Space.

The members of The First Breath of Spring are called to action to rescue the remainder of the citizens on the planet Rommys from an anomaly.

Whilst there is no romance in the book there are mentions of ex’s and I think this may be a very slow burn over the series of a relationship to come.

Whilst this is sci-if and clearly discusses ships, other planets etc. I find these novellas to be more about interesting characters than anything else. Again, as with the first novella I enjoyed Harlow’s use of language and getting to know both Solaris and Li more. I hope there will be a third instalment to the series and that it will be longer.

I received an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Four Bodies in Space – Luna Harlow

Rating: 3 out of 5.
An interesting sci-fi novella. The author does a good job of setting up a series about a space force of which Solaris is a member.

The novella has a mystery that weaves through the narrative and introduces a number of characters. I really liked the way ships are named and I found the authors use of language fascinating too as it helped to embed the story more into the sci-fi environment.

I’m looking forward to the second part of the series and learning more about Solaris and Li.

Old & New – Lily Lancaster

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Fantasy isn’t normally but my thing but I was intrigued by the description of this novelette so I thought I’d give it a go – and I’m glad I did. Whilst obviously very short and quick to read at only 12,000 I thought Lancaster did a really good job of starting a longer narrative whilst introducing the main characters and completing a story within the novelette.

The captain of the ship is interesting but at this point we don’t know much about her. We are mainly introduced to two lesbian secondary characters in a relationship and the challenges they face conducting their relationship whilst ship breaking. There’s some intriguing samples of life on the ship – and life off the ship (including some interesting sushi action).

All in all this a good start to the series and I’m looking forward to the next part to see where things go.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.