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Category: Novels

A Dash of Salt | The Illuminae Files

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.

Review | Girls of Paper and Fire

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 Book Ruined Me | Illuminae Review

I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to review what’s easily been one of my favorite science fiction novels, but I never claimed to be good at blogging. […]

A Review | The Belles: Beautiful & Poingant

We see something that needs to be obtained, and we don't question why or how—not until we're forced to. It's the experience that Camellia must face as she goes from being an enthusiastic Belle vying to be the queen's favorite, to a reluctant participant in a society that has facilitated commodifying outward beauty at the expense of finding true self-worth.

The Race Problem With ARCs

When a black person goes to look up a book's reviews, particularly on a book supposedly about them, and they see nothing but a sea of white voices weighing in their opinion on a book for and about their community, exactly what message is that sending?