Revenge is often never as fulfilling as we think it will be, because the harm that’s been done isn’t fixed by that revenge. As a reader, you’re fixated on the supposed satisfaction of witnessing slavers gain their comeuppance, while also having to experience through Sully the visceral reality that healing is never truly so straight forward.
Under the Udala Trees is a beautiful, layered story about love, expectations, motherhood, and staying true to oneself even then that means making difficult choices.
Dear Martin shows that above all, young black boys can and do thrive—but they have to be given the ability to do so, and we have to question the ways and reasons that make it so they don’t.
How viable is it, really, to colonize other planets? And how viable is the notion that there will be those who are worthy and those who are not to carry on our species across the stars while the rest of us are left here to dwindle? Especially when those who would be making these choices would inevitably choose themselves, and the people like them?
A good series is the fine wine of the book world. With each new entry, it ages boldly, elates the spirit, makes you crave more and more until you’re drunk on the quality of what you’ve read.
It’s the highest honor they could hope for… and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. In this richly developed fantasy, […]
This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to […]
As one of my anticipated YA reads for the year, For Blood and Glory was a debut that didn’t disappoint. Let’s get into it. The Run-Down Sefira is just trying […]
In my quest to read more graphic novels, I was really excited to get my hands on Her Infernal Descent, a modernized retelling of the Divine Comedy. Unfortunately, my excitement […]
Somehow, sneaking back into prison is always harder than sneaking out of it. The reasonable part of me knows it’s because everyone’s asleep when I sneak out at night, and […]
There’s something to say about a piece of literature that pulls every emotion out of you over the course of reading. I’ve only read a handful of books that have […]