Tag: BIPOC authors

The Monsters We Defy

The Monsters We Defy Author: Leslye Penelope Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: August 9, 2022 Publisher: Redhook Thank you to Redhook for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: death, racism, references to enslavement, violence Clara Johnson can talk […]

The Speaker

The Speaker Author: Traci Chee Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Series: The Reader Trilogy #2 CONTENT WARNING: violence, blood, murder, gore, gun violence, outing of a trans character, trauma, death of a child, cancer, suicide, grief Five […]

State Of The ARC #17

I finished June with 20 ARCs left to be read.  Devoting time to ARCs is now becoming a habit each month, and while I’m still getting approved for a bunch, I’m finding myself requesting less (but not fully on a requesting ban). It’s very heartening to see progress […]

Friday Favorites – Fantasy Authors

This week’s prompt is about some of my favorite fantasy authors, and this is the perfect topic for me, since I love reading fantasy! I’ve been reading a lot of really incredible books lately, and have discovered some really great new authors. Rather than focus on the usual […]

The Oleander Sword

The Oleander Sword Author: Tasha Suri Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: August 16, 2022 Publisher: Orbit Series: Burning Kingdoms #2 Thank you to Orbit for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: violence, gore, blood, death, misogyny “Alluring, action-packed, and gut-wrenching,” (Publishers […]

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half Author: Brit Bennett Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: June 2, 2020 Publisher: Riverhead Books CONTENT WARNING: domestic violence, racism, murder, bullying, violence, sexual assault, racial slurs, transphobia, death, grief Twins, inseparable as children, ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds; one black and […]

Siren Queen

Siren Queen Author: Nghi Vo Genre: Historical Fantasy Publication Date: May 10, 2022 Publisher: Tordotcom Thank you to NetGalley and BookishFirst for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: racial slurs, violence, blood It was magic. In every world, it […]

The Belles

The Belles Author: Dhonielle Clayton Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Series: The Belles #1 CONTENT WARNING: grief, blood, vomit, sexual assault, bullying Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is […]

Gods Of Jade And Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: July 23, 2019 Publisher: Del Rey Books CONTENT WARNING: bullying, blood, racism, misogyny, violence, mild gore The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired […]

Kindred

Kindred Author: Octavia E. Butler Genre: Science-Fiction/Historical Fiction Publication Date: June 1979 Publisher: Recorded Books CONTENT WARNING: violence, racism, racist terms, slavery, abuse, suicide, mention of rape The first science-fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of African-American literature. This combination of slave memoir, […]