Book Review: For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael W. Waters and Keisha Morris

(I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you #NetGalley and thank you Flyaway Books!) I enjoyed For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World. It’s a picture book full of important messages about social activism centering on Jeremiah, a young African American boyContinue reading “Book Review: For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael W. Waters and Keisha Morris”

Book Review: My Sister, Daisy by Ardia Karlsson

(I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you NetGalley and thank you Raintree Publishers!) My, Sister Daisy is a children’s picture book told from the point of view of a little boy whose younger sibling comes out as trans. Daisy’s whole family are lovingContinue reading “Book Review: My Sister, Daisy by Ardia Karlsson”

Book Review: A Quick and Easy Guide to Asexuality by Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez

(I received an ARC of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you NetGalley! And thank you Oni Press!) There just aren’t that many books out there about asexuality so I jumped at the chance to review this one. It was a good decision! A Quick and Easy Guide toContinue reading “Book Review: A Quick and Easy Guide to Asexuality by Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez”

Book Review: Venetia by Georgette Heyer

I received a free copy of Penguin Random House UK Audio’s new audiobook recording of ‘Venetia’ by Georgette Heyer from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you NetGalley and Penguin!  ‘Venetia’ is the story of the 25 year old titular heroine who’s spent her whole life in seclusion on her family’s estate inContinue reading “Book Review: Venetia by Georgette Heyer”

Book Review: How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie

I received a free copy of the audiobook of ‘How to Kill Your Family’ from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, so thank you NetGalley! Unfortunately, my request was granted on the day of publication, so it’s a little late. ‘How to Kill Your Family’ is less alarming than it sounds, but it’s stillContinue reading “Book Review: How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie”

Review: Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

I was given a free copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. That was back in August. I finally finished Seven Devils at literally the eleventh hour on New Year’s Eve 2020. That kind of sums up my main issue with the book. I just didn’t enjoy it. IContinue reading “Review: Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam”

Review: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

This was an interesting one. The Dreamers is a 2019 novel by Karen Thompson Walker about a sleepy Californian college town suddenly beset by a mysterious and contagious sleeping sickness. The book follows various largely unconnected survivors and victims as the disease and panic spreads, while occasionally waxing poetic about the subjective nature of reality,Continue reading “Review: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker”

Review: Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

I’ve got to say, I love the myth of Iphis. It first appeared in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a compendium of myths about transformation. That’s also a fun read if you’re into Greco-Roman mythology, though some of the myths are grim. Iphis is one of the happy ones, though, a delightfully queer and upbeat story about aContinue reading “Review: Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith”

Review: The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey

I received a free kindle copy of The Trials of Koli from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, so thank you NetGalley! The Trials of Koli is the second book in M. R. Carey’s Rampart trilogy, a post-apocalyptic dystopian survival story. In The Book of Koli we met the title character and were introducedContinue reading “Review: The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey”

Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

I really loved the concept (and title!) of Upright Women Wanted. It’s an LGBT Western set in a future post-apocalyptic and extremely oppressive and patriarchal version of America. Society seems to have regressed to a pioneer era level, complete with horses, shotguns and public hangings. Women are completely subservient to men and any kind ofContinue reading “Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey”