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ARC Review: The Black Tides of Heaven – J. Y. Yang

The Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang’s Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls “effortlessly fascinating.” For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available now. Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Black Tides of Heaven – J. Y. Yang

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ARC Review: The Red Threads of Fortune – J. Y. Yang

  The Red Threads of Fortune is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang’s Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls “effortlessly fascinating.” For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Black Tides of Heaven, available now. Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Red Threads of Fortune – J. Y. Yang

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ARC Review: The Beautiful Ones – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valérie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Beautiful Ones – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Review: ein glas leben – Dinçer Güçyeter

I bought ein glas leben at the Leipzig Book Fair in 2016. I decided to buy this book, because the author mentioned that some poems are about what it is like for him as a Turkish German in Germany. It’s #ownvoices for Turkish German representation. Unfortunately, this poetry collection just wasn’t made for me. There…… Continue reading Review: ein glas leben – Dinçer Güçyeter

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ARC sample review: Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

This is a review of the first six chapters of Children of Blood and Bone. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were…… Continue reading ARC sample review: Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

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ARC Review: Tale of a Boon’s Wife – Fartumo Kusow

A young Somali woman defies convention and clan to marry the man she loves, but must face the consequences. Despite her family’s threat to disown her, Idil, a young Somali woman, rejects her high Bliss status to marry Sidow, a poor Boon man. Her decision transforms her life, forcing her to face harsh and sometimes…… Continue reading ARC Review: Tale of a Boon’s Wife – Fartumo Kusow

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ARC Review: The Hollow Girl – Hillary Monahan

Five boys attacked her. Now they must repay her with their blood and flesh.Bethan is the apprentice to a green healer named Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. Her life is happy and ordered and modest, as required by Roma custom, except for one thing: Silas, the son of the chieftain, has been secretly…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Hollow Girl – Hillary Monahan

Interviews

Character interview: Bridget from The Traitor’s Tunnel by C. M. Spivey (no spoilers)

I got to chat with Bridget today, a talented thief and intriguing person. There is so much to find out about her. She’s one of the main characters in The Traitor’s Tunnel, and steals the show! Hi Bridget! It’s wonderful to have you here! I’m so excited! How are you doing? Sure and I’m flattered…… Continue reading Character interview: Bridget from The Traitor’s Tunnel by C. M. Spivey (no spoilers)

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ARC Review: Take the Lead – Alexis Daria

The first book in a sizzling duology about dancers who find love from #OwnVoice’s Alexis Daria. Gina Morales wants to win. It’s her fifth season on The Dance Off, a top-rated network TV celebrity dance competition, and she’s never even made it to the finals. When she meets her latest partner, she sees her chance.…… Continue reading ARC Review: Take the Lead – Alexis Daria

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ARC Review: The Day Ends Like Any Day – Timothy Ogene

Growing up is a strange affair for Sam, a young Nigerian, who lives in a slum called The Blocks. His father only speaks to his children once he’s drunk enough alcohol, and his mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings. Sam is formed by the people he meets: a young gay man…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Day Ends Like Any Day – Timothy Ogene