Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 First contact was for diplomats and people who got into epic poems. An alien enemy lurks at the edges of Teixcalaanli space, and when the commander of the fleet requests a language expert, Three Seagrass—still reeling from her part in the events two months before—hops aboard. But … Continue reading Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace

Book Review: The Conductors

The Conductors by Nicole Glover 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Hetty Rhodes and her husband Benjy were celebrated conductors on the Underground Railroad, famous for their prowess in magic and for never losing a person. The war has ended, and both are making ends meet in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries the white authorities won't touch. But when a … Continue reading Book Review: The Conductors

Top Ten Tuesday: Green, Yellow and Purple Covers

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. It's Mardis Gras! I never celebrated (still don't) Mardis Gras … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Green, Yellow and Purple Covers

Sci Fi Friday: 20 YA SFF Books by Black Authors

Is this mostly to show off the absolutely breathtaking cover that is For All Time? Mmm, maybe. Anywho, it's Black History Month, so why not showcase Black authors writing speculative YA fiction? Edit: And Happy Lunar New Year! I didn't check the calendar when I scheduled this post Celebrate Black History (and Future) Month every … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: 20 YA SFF Books by Black Authors

Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Carmen Aguilar is prepared to grin and bear it for this summer. Literally. As a party princess for Dreams Come True, she's got to smile and make nice for toddlers and more in order to complete her internship and get her high school diploma. Then her awful … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Book Review: The Echo Wife

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Evelyn Caldwell's husband has a secret. He's stolen her award-winning research and created a clone of her. An improved version. Docile. Patient. Calm. The perfect housewife. But now Nathan is dead, and it's up to the Caldwell wives to clean up the body. And move on. I teach them … Continue reading Book Review: The Echo Wife