Reviews

ARC Review: Stake Sauce – RoAnna Sylver

ARC 1, IN WHICH: A cute punk-rock vampire and a disabled firefighter-turned-mall-cop with a dark past join forces to battle the forces of evil. Jude used to leap out of helicopters to rescue/protect people from terrifying infernos. Now, by day, he protects the local mall from rowdy teenagers who ride their skateboards inside. By night,…… Continue reading ARC Review: Stake Sauce – RoAnna Sylver

Opinion

German Diverse Books Project Hiatus

I started the German Diverse Books (#DeutscheDiversityBücher) project at the beginning of this year. It was a lot of fun, but also really quite stressful. It seriously isn’t easy to find diverse books that were first published in German. Add #ownvoices to the mix and it leads to even fewer options. It was really difficult…… Continue reading German Diverse Books Project Hiatus

Reviews

Review: Solar Storms – Linda Hogan

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan, Solar Storms tells the moving, “luminous” (Publishers Weekly) story of Angela Jenson, a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family. At seventeen, Angela returns to the place where she was raised—a stunning island town that lies…… Continue reading Review: Solar Storms – Linda Hogan

Reviews

Review: Sofia Khan Duology – Ayisha Malik

Hello everyone! Today is going to be a bit of a different review, since I will be reviewing two books of the Sofia Khan duology! I’ll be giving separate ratings and writing separate reviews, but will also write how I felt about the series on the whole. Thus, if you want to, you can just read…… Continue reading Review: Sofia Khan Duology – Ayisha Malik

Interviews

Character interview: Kayvun and Adan from Daybreak Rising by Kiran Oliver (no spoilers)

I had a lovely conversation with Kayvun and Adan from Daybreak Rising. They are two of my favourite characters in the book, as they have a really wonderful friendship and are both there for each other! Hi Kayvun and Adan! You both look kind of tired. How are you doing? Kayvun smirks, turning toward the sound of…… Continue reading Character interview: Kayvun and Adan from Daybreak Rising by Kiran Oliver (no spoilers)

Reviews

Review: Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok

Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the…… Continue reading Review: Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok

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Review: From Under The Mountain – C. M. Spivey

As the second child of the Aridan imperial family, nineteen-year-old Guerline knows exactly what is expected of her: be unobtrusive, be compliant, and do not fall in love with her low-born companion, Eva. She has succeeded at only two of those. But before her feelings for Eva can become a point of contention for the…… Continue reading Review: From Under The Mountain – C. M. Spivey

Reviews

ARC Review: Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? – Heath Fogg Davis

Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories?…… Continue reading ARC Review: Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? – Heath Fogg Davis