4/5 stars - emotional and highly relatable.
Title: Rea and the Blood of the Nectar Author: Payal Doshi Stars: ★★★ (3 stars) Coming June 15th from Mango and Marigold Press, Rea and the Blood of the Nectar is Payal Doshi's debut, and she comes in swinging. For anyone who remembers Sailor Moon and the wonderful trend of the magical girl, this will bring back... Continue Reading →
Title: Jinxed Author: Amy McCulloch Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) Amy McCulloch's latest heroine, Lacey Chu, lives in a world of technological wonder. After a crushing rejection on her road to becoming an engineer, Lacey uncovers a highly advanced "baku" - a customizable mechanical "pet" invented by MONCHA - the company behind her dream job! Lacey repairs the cat-shaped... Continue Reading →
This was an advanced reader copy for the September 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Stars: ★★★★ Historical fiction has a risk few other genres share. It walks the border between stark fantasy - in it being 'real' only in its lack of speculative elements - and so personal... Continue Reading →
This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Way to Bea Author: Kay Yeh Stars: ★★★★★ Marketing Effort: 2 (a bit less than average) About half-way through this book, I stood and stared at the front cover. Despite Will not liking mazes, that's all I could see thanks to... Continue Reading →