Graphic Sapphic Werewolves: Artie and the Wolf Moon, and Squad

What's better than one graphic novel about a queer girl becoming a werewolf? Two graphic novels about sapphic werewolves! That's right: there are two kick ass graphic novels about queer girls of color who just happen to ~become~ quite hairy every so often. Ugh these were both too cute! Squad is young adult, and Artie … Continue reading Graphic Sapphic Werewolves: Artie and the Wolf Moon, and Squad

Book Review: Son of the Storm

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa 🌺🌺🌺🌺/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: 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: Soulstar

Soulstar by CL Polk 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/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: 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: The Unbroken

The Unbroken by CL Clark 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/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 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/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 🌺🌺🌺🌺/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: A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 The Scholomance is a school like no other. There are no teachers. There are no vacations. There are no friendships. There are only magical students, locked up to learn to protect themselves against a world that wants to devour their powerful essences. And El is the most deadly … Continue reading Book Review: A Deadly Education