Review: The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

I’m late to the party but I’ve read The Star-Touched Queen at last. I had heard that The Star-Touched Queen was similar to Hades and Persephone but based on Hindu myths. Obviously, it went right on my TBR. It’s a standalone novel and the companion book has already been released. It’s #ownvoices. The Good Oh my! The world-building…… Continue reading Review: The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi


Review: The Blazing Star – Imani Josey

The Blazing Star combines time travelling and Ancient Egypt. I thought this was a fascinating premise. It’s an #ownvoices book. Portia, the overlooked twin, time travels to Ancient Egypt with two other people and tries to get back in to her time. She discovers her links to Egypt and that she is being stalked by…… Continue reading Review: The Blazing Star – Imani Josey


Review: Zak’s Safari – Christy Tyner and Ciaee

I wish there had been more diverse children’s books when I was younger. Thus I enjoy looking for diverse children’s books, so that I can recommend them to my friends and family.

This book had very adorable illustrations and a promising story. Zak’s Safari is a children’s book that describes how his mothers made him.


Diversity Spotlight Thursday #6

My blog focusses on diverse books, so quite obviously I’ve fallen in love with this blog meme. Check out #DiversityThursday on Twitter and other social media to stay up-to-date with diverse books. For a detailed explanation about Diversity Spotlight Thursday, look up the host’s (Aimal) introductory blog post: Blog Meme Announcement: Diversity Spotlight Thursday. Meme summary:…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #6

German Diverse Books · Reviews

Review: Deutschland Schwarz Weiss – Noah Sow

I’d been meaning to read Deutschland Schwarz Weiss for quite some time. I’d seen it at a friend’s place and had skimmed through it. Deutschland Schwarz Weiss (Eng.: Germany Black White), subtitle der alltägliche Rassismus (Eng.: the daily racism) is as the title implies a book about the racism that black people experience on a daily…… Continue reading Review: Deutschland Schwarz Weiss – Noah Sow


Review: Kindred – Octavia E. Butler

Last month was Black History Month and Kindred is one of the two books written by African American authors that I had decided to read. Some of you may know the book as the first science fiction book written by an African American woman. Dana is suddenly transported into the past and into a different…… Continue reading Review: Kindred – Octavia E. Butler


Review: Sea Foam and Silence – Lynn E. O’Connacht

I joined the #AceBookClub in reading Sea Foam and Silence. The idea of the book club is to read a book together and discuss it on Twitter. (Just so you know: You don’t have to be on the asexual spectrum to join.) It’s an asexual retelling of The Little Mermaid. It’s #ownvoices.  The Good This is…… Continue reading Review: Sea Foam and Silence – Lynn E. O’Connacht


Diversity Bingo 2017: Update #1

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have read my #DiversityBingo2017 updates (if you don’t, you can follow me here). I haven’t really introduced it here but now you know. I’m participating 😉 . As of the moment, I’ve been able to cross of 14 squares (out of 36). I thought I’d tell you a…… Continue reading Diversity Bingo 2017: Update #1


Review: Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Cordóva

So once again the main reason for getting this book was the cover. I really don’t know why this influences me so much, considering that most of the books I read are e-books and no one is ever going to see the cover. I also chose to read this book as it is a non-white fantasy and I am looking for good, diverse fantasy books.

This is the first book of the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy. It is #ownvoices.