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 […]

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone: A young magi who has spent her life as a victim of societal oppression, her brother who has suffered alongside her, the princess of a tyrant, and a prince who struggles between his duty and […]

Book Review: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

The Deep Yetu, the historian holding all of the memories of her people (a race of mermaids), must find a way to survive the pain of the rememberings while supporting her people and her own sense of identity. Favorites: The […]

Book Review: Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Shutter A teenaged student at an academy for monster hunters battles a new kind of monster to survive while she challenges beliefs about herself, her past, and a forbidden romance. Favorites: The lore is captivating and woven into the plot […]

Book Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon An 18-year-old girl, Emma, finds her world turned upside down when her life takes a tragic turn and a mysterious young man discovers a secret that even she didn’t know about herself. Favorites: The book is well-written and […]

Book Review: Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

Synopsis: When a 14-year-old orphan girl nearly escapes more severe abuse than she’s experienced before, she finds herself transforming into a new creature just off the Alaska coastline. As a mermaid, she finds a tribe and battles with her own […]