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”

❄️ January Wrap Up â„️

This month I read 28ish books. 🤣 I’m counting The Book of Accidents because I’m nearly there and I’m sure I’ll have finished by the end of the day (and that brick is thick, surely I’ve read a full book’s worth already!) I made a nice dent in my Netgalley checking off 9. Participated in 4Continue reading “❄️ January Wrap Up â„️”

REVIEW: Daughter of the Moon Goddess

“Some scars are carved into our bones – a part of who we are, shaping what we become.” —————————Daughter of the Moon Goddess is a beautiful mythical story that I got absolutely lost in. It has everything you want in a fantasy story: a principled, hardworking heroine; an ill fated love story; magic; dragons; merpeople;Continue reading “REVIEW: Daughter of the Moon Goddess”

REVIEW: Wahala

Wahala means trouble in Nigerian and boy is this novel aptly named! The story follows three lifelong mixed-race Nigerian girls who bonded over their shared cultural heritage. Now living in London, each of the three is trying to find their happiness in their relationships, careers and friendships. Each has a issues with their upbringing thatContinue reading “REVIEW: Wahala”

November Wrap Up

I read 22 books this month, lots of good reads,  Pony and Master of Sorrows were my favorites. 📕 The Collective ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️️ 📗 We are the Brennans ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📱 The House with 46 Chimneys ⭐⭐ 🎧 Master of Sorrows ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐💫 📱 The Singles Table ⭐️⭐⭐💫️ 📘 The Wolf Den ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 The Whale Library ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📕 Skin of theContinue reading “November Wrap Up”

Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls

“You’re a surprisingly slow learner, Andromeda.” “Quick learner,” I said, my mind too tired to keep an annoyed bite from peeking through. “Slow follower.” ————————————- Within these Wicked Walls is THE PERFECT read for spooky season. Andromeda is a debtera, an Ethiopian exorcist, who is desperately trying to earn a patronage so that she canContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls”