Reviews

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 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

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ARC Review: City of Betrayal – Claudie Arseneault

The whole city is searching for Hasryan—some for revenge and justice, others to save their friends. Yet no one knows where to find him except Lord Arathiel Brasten, who vanished 130 years ago only to magically return. Lord Diel Dathirii’s struggle to free his city from the neighbouring imperialistic enclave is far from over. Enemies…… Continue reading ARC Review: City of Betrayal – Claudie Arseneault

Interviews

Character interview: Evie from Plastic Wings by C. T. Callahan (no spoilers)

Hello everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Evie today. An amazing girl, and the main character of Plastic Wings! Growing up in a dystopian world is not an easy thing to do, and while Evie has many flaws, I admire how she tries to do the right thing. Let’s get to the interview! Hi…… Continue reading Character interview: Evie from Plastic Wings by C. T. Callahan (no spoilers)

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ARC Review: A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars – Yaba Badoe

Fourteen-year-old Sante isn’t sure where she comes from, but she has a recurring dream of escaping a shipwreck in a sea chest as a baby with her lifelong companion, golden eagle Priss. In the chest was an African bamboo flute, a drum and a dagger inlaid with diamonds. Sante was found and raised by Mama…… Continue reading ARC Review: A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars – Yaba Badoe

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ARC Review: Auma’s Long Run – Eucabeth Odhiambo

In 1980s Kenya, 13-year-old Auma must decide whether to pursue a track scholarship that will let her attend high school or stay home to help her struggling family as AIDS ravages her village. I received an ARC of Auma’s Long Run through NetGalley. I chose to request this book because I was looking for some…… Continue reading ARC Review: Auma’s Long Run – Eucabeth Odhiambo

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ARC Review: A Change Is Gonna Come – Anthology

Featuring top Young Adult authors alongside a host of exciting new talent, this anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change is a long-overdue addition to the YA scene. Contributors include Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Musa Okwonga and Nikesh Shukla. Plus introducing…… Continue reading ARC Review: A Change Is Gonna Come – Anthology

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ARC Review: Wake Me When I’m Gone – Odafe Atogun

Everyone says that Ese is the most beautiful woman in the region, but a fool. A young widow, she lives in a village, where the crops grow tall and the people are ruled over by a Chief on a white horse. She married for love, but now her husband is dead, leaving her with nothing…… Continue reading ARC Review: Wake Me When I’m Gone – Odafe Atogun