Book Review: Son of the Storm

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 If belonging to both the highest and lowest castes in the land at the same time taught one anything, it was that when people had to choose where to place a person, they would always choose a spot beneath them. Danso lives in the city of … Continue reading Book Review: Son of the Storm

Book Review: Soulstar

Soulstar by CL Polk ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Robin Thorpe's days of hiding are at an end when Grace Hensley knocks on her door, and asks for advice. Together, they free the witches trapped inside asylums, and Robin begins to work on creating a freer, just Aeland for all instead of just the elite and favored. But when … Continue reading Book Review: Soulstar

Book Review: The Unbroken

The Unbroken by CL Clark ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 I highly recommend reading Your Tita Kate's review, which is just phenomenal. She was their pet. And she'd be a well-dressed one, but she'd dance all the same. Touraine is a conscript, torn from her home as a child and sent into the army of her enemy. For over … Continue reading Book Review: The Unbroken

Book Review: The Gilded Ones

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Trigger Warning: Graphic murder (on page), sexual assault (off page), racism, xenophobia Deka is a young woman coming of age in Otera, a kingdom that values the purity of its women. Pure women bleed red, and young women are forbidden to bleed from fifteen until they are proven … Continue reading Book Review: The Gilded Ones

Book Review: Happily Ever Afters

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Tessa has never been the hero of her own story, even though she's written plenty of heroes and happily ever afters in her writing. But she's about to start a new school at a prestigious academy dedicated to cultivating fine minds and she's really nervous. Because she's never … Continue reading Book Review: Happily Ever Afters

Book Review: Loathe at First Sight

Loathe at First Sight by Suzanne Park ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Trigger Warning: Sexism, Racism, Harassment, Doxxing, Discrimination Melody Joo has made a drastic career change, leaping the opportunity to get into the world of video game producing. But she's not prepared for the level of intersectional racism and misogyny leveled at her from all sidesโ€”from her famous … Continue reading Book Review: Loathe at First Sight

Book Review: I’ll Be the One

I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Skye is tired of the fat girl stereotypes. She's tired on the limits imposed upon fat people because of their size. She an incredibly talented singer and dancer, and she's going to prove it to the world (and her mother). When she nails the singing and dancing portions of … Continue reading Book Review: I’ll Be the One

Book Review: Parachutes

Parachutes by Kelly Yang ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Trigger Warning: Grooming, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Bullying This has a Crazy Rich Asians/Gossip Girl vibe, and I was riding that gossip train and then the hits kept coming and they. did. not. let. up. Definitely a book to read when thinking about girls, their bodies, and their rights, and how these … Continue reading Book Review: Parachutes

The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: Three Mini Reviews

Full disclosure: I am a white woman steeped in all sorts of privilege. I've said horrible shit, and I'm trying to do better and be anti-racist. I have a long road to go and am far from a source of authority. Any and all errors in this post are mine and mine alone. Here are … Continue reading The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: Three Mini Reviews

Book Review: The City We Became

The City We Became by NK Jemisin ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Every city has a soul, and every city's soul has the potential to be born. New York? Has five. But each time a city is born, a dark evil rises to defeat that birthโ€”and over the millennia, more and more cities have failed to be born. New … Continue reading Book Review: The City We Became