Book Review: A Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow

A Song Below Water by Bethany Water Two girls in Portland, Oregon try to survive turbulent race issues, identity, creature prejudice, and difficult relationships in modern day’s time of police brutality against the black community and within a world that […]

Book Review: Beyond Judgement by D.R. Bohannon

Beyond Judgement A half angel/half demon woman falls for her prey and must face potentially deadly consequences. Favorites: I appreciate that the main characters are bisexual and homosexual. Yay for inclusion! The lore is cool, and I like the use […]

Book Review: Blood and Salt by Kim Ligget

Blood and Salt Favorites: The worldbuilding and magic system are really cool! It was well written with an appropriate balance of description and action. Least Favorites: The twist was a bit predictable because I guessed it. I’m not a fan […]

Book Review: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Monstrous BeautyHester, an east coast 17-year-old, believes that she will never be able to safely love until she meets a mysterious stranger and learns about the murky, underwater history of the women in her family and their untimely deaths. Favorites: […]

Book Review: Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Clown in a Cornfield Favorites I appreciated the pacing and suspense present right from the beginning. There is so much mystery, and Cesare creates a vivid picture that adds to the horror. The action and fights are well choreographed and […]

Book Review: Labirynth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

A 17-year-old girl fights to save her family after a spell to set her free of her magic goes wrong. Favorites: The worldbuilding in this is incredible. I can understand why the sci-fi great, Ursula Le Guin, praised this book. […]

Book Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaimen

The Sleeper and the Spindle A queen and her dwarf companions travel to a nearby kingdom to free the sleep-cursed princess and save her subjects from the spreading magic plague! Favorites: The tone and voice fit the fsirytale perfectly. The […]

Book Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch Book 1 A 12-year-old albino girl raised in the United States and Nigeria feels like an outcast until new friends introduce her to a mysterious magical world. Favorites: The magic system in this book is incredible. I love […]

Book Review: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Year of the Witching A young woman in the small town of Bethel finds her world turned upside when the first sign of her womanhood includes dark magic and dire consequences. Favorites: The world building in this book is […]

Book Review: Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe Favorites: The lore and magic system are incredible. I especially liked the stories that Ellie recalls about her Six-Great. They felt reminiscent of oral histories to me, but I’m not sure if I interpreted that correctly. I LOVED the […]