Book Review: A Master of Djinn

A Master of Djinn by P Dèlí Clark 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Al-Jahiz transformed the world nearly forty years ago, when he ruptured the divisions between universes and ushered a world of djinn and magic into the world—before vanishing, never to be seen again. Until now. It's up to Fatma el-Sha’arawi, agent of Egypt's Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments … Continue reading Book Review: A Master of Djinn

Two Mini Reviews: Meet Cute Diary and Mare’s War

I'm scrambling to catch up on my reviews, so please anticipate several combined reviews on a theme. What's the theme here, you ask, besides books that start with M? Or that I gave them both four stars? Well, if you read my April Wrap-Up, you'll know that these two books are about summer vacation, albeit … Continue reading Two Mini Reviews: Meet Cute Diary and Mare’s War

Book Review: She Drives Me Crazy

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 After an epic loss on the basketball court to her ex-girlfriend and her new team, followed by an embarrassing fender bender with her enemy, Scottie needs a win. She needs something to get her groove back. Turns out her enemy (and head cheerleader) needs something too. Together, … Continue reading Book Review: She Drives Me Crazy

Book Review: Defekt

Defekt by Nino Cipri 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 When "Don't Be Evil" Fails, Try "Don't Be Boring": It's worked for us since 1958. Derek is LitenVärld's most loyal employee—he lives and breathes the store. He practices customer service mantras in the mirror. He even lives in a shipping container graciously provided by the company in the back lot. … Continue reading Book Review: Defekt

Sci Fi Friday: Phenomenal F-F-Fantasy

Nope, that's not a typo. Today I'm going to highlight some f/f fantasy! In a strange twist of wtf-how-did-they-find-that, a couple weeks ago Angry Robot tweeted my blog post Sapphics in Space (and Across Time), which was a wild day because my blog went a little haywire. I had over twice as many views/visitors in … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: Phenomenal F-F-Fantasy

Book Review: Bruised

Bruised by Tanja Boteju 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 TW: Self-harm, emotional abuse, parental death, grief Ever since her parents' deaths in a horrifying car accident, Daya has pushed the world away. She's repressed her feelings, choosing physical pain over grief, using bruises to push down her underlying guilt. Until she's introduced to the world of roller derby, and … Continue reading Book Review: Bruised

Book Review: Can’t Take That Away

Can't Take That Away by Steven Salvatore 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Assault, Misgendering, Homophobia, Transphobia, Car Accident, Family Death Respect My Existence or Expect My Resistance Carey Parker dreams of being a diva. They have the talent. They have the voice. But they're scared—of rejection, of homophobic and transphobic assholes—and they are dealing with a lot … Continue reading Book Review: Can’t Take That Away