Book Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts … Continue reading Book Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

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August Wrap-Up

Hey! It's been a minute since I posted (setting aside the sudden slew of posts this week), but I'm really excited to be back to reading and reviewing. (And maybe I'll actually do posts other than reviews and wrap-ups. Who knows? Maybe I'll get back on that Top Ten Tuesday horse.) My Life If you … Continue reading August Wrap-Up

Book Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Book Review: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding … Continue reading Book Review: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse