A Spirited Debut: Jasmine Gower’s Moonshine


Here’s something that you don’t know about me: I’m a little fascinated with the Roaring Twenties. I know that it was a tremendously difficult period for so many people, but something about the flappers, jazz clubs, and speakeasies always catches my fancy. So when I was browsing NetGalley and came across a novel that seemed to be set in a…

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My Favorite Things with A.M. Rose


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we sit down with young adult author A.M. Rose, whose debut, The Road to…

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Weekly Roundup, January 29-February 2, 2018


Holy cannoli, Batman, how is it February? The mind boggles. What a month we’ve had! If you want a nice, long trip down memory lane, browse through the Roundup archives for a quick reference to all of our writers’ fabulous work from last month (and the months before that). Now that the weekend has arrived, kick back and relax. Maybe…

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Book Club: March Selection and April Poll


Hello and good day and prepare yourselves for the March selection for book club, as voted by you, our readers! Daggerspell (1986) Author: Katharine Kerr Discussion date: 3/23/18 Premise: Even as a young girl, Jill was a favorite of the magical, mysterious Wildfolk, who appeared to her from their invisible realm. Little did she know her extraordinary friends represented but a…

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Sound Off! Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, stop running and discuss Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which premiered in the United States on Friday, January 26, 2018. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while…

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