bipoc authors, indigenous authors, Reviews

Review: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Synopsis: A god will returnWhen the earth and sky convergeUnder the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile,… Continue reading Review: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Review: Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis: Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she… Continue reading Review: Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

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Review: The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

Synopsis: The Sin Eater walks among us, unseen, unheardSins of our flesh become sins of HersFollowing Her to the grave, unseen, unheardThe Sin Eater Walks Among Us. For the crime of stealing bread, fourteen-year-old May receives a life sentence: she must become a Sin Eater—a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the… Continue reading Review: The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

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Review: Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But The End by Liz Levine

CONTENT WARNING: This review is about a book that talks explicitly about suicide, mental illness and substance use. Synopsis: I feel like I might be a terrible person to be laughing in these moments. But it turns out, I’m not alone.In November of 2016, Liz Levine’s younger sister, Tamara, reached a breaking point after years… Continue reading Review: Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But The End by Liz Levine

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Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Synopsis: Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time… Continue reading Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

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Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis: In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and… Continue reading Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

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Review: The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

Synopsis:In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth.In Sicily, Giulia works in her father’s wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She washes, bleaches,… Continue reading Review: The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

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Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

Synopsis: “This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.” So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa—the captivating story of the loyal men and women… Continue reading Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas (which I might start calling the 12 Days of Bookmas... is it too late now?)! I've always been a little obsessed with ghost stories. There was just something about the idea of going camping in the woods and telling spooky stories around a fire that really appealed to… Continue reading Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

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Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to everyone who celebrates these holidays! I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend (or, if you're like me, a long weekend!). I spent most of it relaxing with my mom, reading and studying. What was I reading, you might ask? Well, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova, which incidentally… Continue reading Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

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Review: The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel!

Today is the release day of The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel! This is one of two ARCs that I received from Simon & Schuster Canada this spring in exchange for an honest review, and I can't wait to tell you guys what I thought about this one. I'll try to keep my… Continue reading Review: The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel!

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Review: Strange Fires by Tommy Wallach

Strange Fire is OUT NOW! This past week has been a whirlwind of reading for me! I think I’ve finished two books in one week, which is the first time that that has happened in a while! And it was all thanks to Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach. Man oh man, I really had no… Continue reading Review: Strange Fires by Tommy Wallach