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Nghi Vo does contemporary fantasy like no other.
The Chosen and the Beautiful
In this magical reimagining of The Great Gatsby, Nghi Vo takes us on a trip that focuses the story around Jordan Baker, a Vietnamese, adopted, tennis star and the events of the original story.
The Once and Future Witches
The Once and Future Witches is about three sisters torn apart by tragedy and brought together by hope and desperation. Juniper, Agnes, and Bella know what they are and they know how dangerous it is to be in New Salem. For they are witches and Salem burns their witches. At the start of this story,Continue reading “The Once and Future Witches”
The City We Became
This may come as a shock, but this is my first N. K. Jemisin book. I decided that this one may be a little easier to digest than her Broken Earth trilogy (which I do plan on reading!) and I think I was right. The basis of this story is that every city is aliveContinue reading “The City We Became”
Empress of Salt and Fortune
A short story that is packed with wonderful imagery and beautiful prose, Empress of Salt and Fortune captured not only my attention, but also my imagination. This features a dynamic cast of queer characters. Rabbit, an old woman whom our travelers meet, goes through her past by telling stories. She is retelling her time asContinue reading “Empress of Salt and Fortune”
Across the Green Grass Fields
This one’s for the horse girls. Seanan McGuire continues to prove that any and every story can be queer. In this case, it’s the story of an intersex girl named Regan and her childhood friendships and discovering who she is. Ultimately like all of the other books in this series, she ends up going intoContinue reading “Across the Green Grass Fields”
The House in the Cerulean Sea
I want to introduce you to a book that swept the booktube and book community by storm this year, and what happens to be my Favorite Book of the Year. The House in the Cerulean Sea is a heartwarming tale of breaking down prejudices, breaking through monotony and dreary lifestyles, accepting one for oneself, andContinue reading “The House in the Cerulean Sea”
A Universe of Wishes
Introducing a new young adult sci-fi fantasy diverse short story collection! This year has been the gift of good, diverse short story collections. All Out, Short Stuff, A Universe of Wishes just adds to the list. There’s probably more but I haven’t gotten around to them yet. But while this one shares in its diversityContinue reading “A Universe of Wishes”
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
I am an extremely lucky individual and was granted early access to my most anticipated novel of 2020 by TOR Books through NetGalley. If anything, this is the best thing to happen to me in this hell-scape of a year. How do I even begin to talk about this book and its impact? I haveContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”