REVIEW: Color Me In

“IT ISN’T MY FAULT I WAS BORN LIKE THIS!” I shriek. “Yeah. Me either, and yet I’m the one who always has to defend my right to be alive.” —————– This is one of those books that is challenging to review. It was challenging to read. And I think that’s the point. Color Me InContinue reading “REVIEW: Color Me In”

October Wrap Up

A little late but better late than never, in October I read 25.5 books. Yes, I finally finished Empire of the Vampire. 😰 📱 Lark Ascending* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Our Shadows Have Claws* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱 The Witch and the Tsar* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📕 Sanctuary ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📗 The Boys from Biloxi* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 The Oleander Sword ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱Continue reading “October Wrap Up”

REVIEW: Witches

Witches provides us two POVs of women who’s lives intersect at the investigation of a murder. Paloma was a healer who didn’t quite live up to the expectations of their father, born a boy but living as a woman, there is much turmoil in Paloma’s life. Their sister Feliciana is telling us what it isContinue reading “REVIEW: Witches”

REVIEW: Wild Seed

I’m a huge fan of Octavia Butler and I have been trying to work my way through her back list. When I saw Wild Seed was on Kindle Unlimited, I thought it was time for me to immerse myself in The Patternist’s story.  Butler’s dystopian stories always mirror real world issues with a bit of fantasticalContinue reading “REVIEW: Wild Seed”

REVIEW: When the Reckoning Comes

Whew, this one will blow your mind in several ways. When Mira is invited to her childhood best friend’s wedding she goes begrudgingly. The wedding is being held on a former plantation, a place that holds intense memories for Mira, a Black woman and a child who grew up in the shadow of the oldContinue reading “REVIEW: When the Reckoning Comes”

REVIEW: Woman of Light

Woman of Light tells us the story of several generations of a family living in the American West in the early 1900’s. They have indigenous and Mexican roots and therefore are considered less than. At every turn, in every generation we see the limitations of their lives and what they are able to do andContinue reading “REVIEW: Woman of Light”

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

I was absolutely floored by Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji, I don’t think I’d ever read a book that left me so shattered. So I was quite looking forward to their new book. Feyi is an artist who lost her husband to an accident and is in a state of stasis. She has avoided relationshipsContinue reading “You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty”

REVIEW: The Hookup Plan

This was my first Farrah Rochon book, I know, crazy right? I was really drawn into this romcom because the characters were educated and well put together. There was no disorganized woman hoping for love, a trope that I hate, London is successful and cocky and kind. She was the kind of woman you want toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Hookup Plan”

🤺 REVIEW: Fencing with the King ðŸ¤º

Checking off a story from another country on my quest to read one from every country in the world. âœ… Amani is an American child of an immigrant – as an adult she returns to Jordan to spend time with her uncle. At first she is enthralled by the culture, glitz and glamor of his lifeContinue reading “🤺 REVIEW: Fencing with the King ðŸ¤º”

REVIEW: Dear Justyce

Dear Martin was an absolute knock out of a read, it should be on every high schooler’s must read list. Dear Justyce imagines Justyce a little older and receiving letter this time from acquaintance Quan who has been recently incarcerated. From the letters we learn about the “crime” he is convinced of, the state of his homeContinue reading “REVIEW: Dear Justyce”