No Gods No Monsters | Cadwell Turnwell | Book Review

No Gods No Monsters is the first book in the new convergence saga by Cadwell Turner. It is an urban fantasy that is focused on the modern day issues of police brutality, sexuality, and bigotry. It is a beautifully written adventure that made sure the reader is paying attention and kept on their toes. However,Continue reading “No Gods No Monsters | Cadwell Turnwell | Book Review”

The Witch’s Heart | Genevieve Gornichec | Book Review

The Witch’s Heart is a beautiful debut filled with Norse Mythology and a testament to the strength and devotion of a mother’s love. I picked this up at my local library when the cover caught my eye and the tag line “Men die. Gods die. She lives.” caught my eye and I’m so glad IContinue reading “The Witch’s Heart | Genevieve Gornichec | Book Review”

This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

This Poison Heart was a book that I had anxiously been waiting for since I first heard about it. I got the sense that it was going to be like a retelling of The Secret Garden with perhaps a more sinister calling ala Little Shop of Horrors. And I happen to love both of thoseContinue reading “This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

Rain | Amanda Sun | Book Review

Rain is the second book in the Paper Gods trilogy by Amanda Sun. I had read and reviewed Ink previously and had found myself to be in the middle when it came to my feelings about the book. This was back in 2014, and after my re-read of Ink to refresh my memory, I foundContinue reading “Rain | Amanda Sun | Book Review”

Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a refreshing retelling of a fairy tale that most little girls know by heart. This time however the main character is a young Black queer girl who wants to overthrow the government that has been put into place ever since Cinderella died. This government forces all the youngContinue reading “Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

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