A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Review)

Honestly? I was predisposed to love this book. A magic school that’s out to kill students? A dark witch as a main character with untapped powers of death and destruction? Rivals to awkward not-quite-dating? It has all the things I’d pile into my dream book, written by one of my favourite authors and to top it all off the main character shares my name! This book was made for me. Rating: 5 stars!

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Review)

Quote: She was not a creature of courage, but she was one of spite.

"Love does not work in terms of convenience. Or any kind of sense." This one has been on my radar forever. Mermaids? Witches? Pirates? AND THEY'RE ALL QUEER? This book was made for me. I read this in a buddy read with a friend, and ended up finishing a day early because we just couldn't … Continue reading The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Review)

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed (Review)

We have to walk around being perfect all the time just to be seen as human. Don't you ever get tired of being a symbol? Don't you ever just want to be human?

People glorify protest when white kids do it, when it's chic, frustrated Parisian kids or British coal miners or suffragettes smashing windows and throwing firebombs at inequality. A topical and interesting coming-of-age story with a gorgeous cover that I couldn't resist. Even if this isn't your usual genre, this is worth a pick up for … Continue reading The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed (Review)