Review:: The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith

Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And now…

Review: Historians on Hamilton Anthology

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton? And how is the show itself making history? Historians on Hamilton brings together a collection of…

Review:: Meet Cute Anthology

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors. Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay…

Review:: Transcendent 2 Anthology

I received an eARC of Transcendent 2 from Bogi Takács, the editor, in exchange for an honest review. This anthology is a compilation of the year’s best trans speculative fiction. I really loved the hopefulness of A. Merc Rustad’s This is Not A Wardrobe Door. I loved the mention of Narnia, which was something that most…

Review:: #NotYourPrincess Anthology

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a…

Review:: An Alphabet of Embers Anthology

An Alphabet of Embers is an anthology of unclassifiables – lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose. It lives in a place between darkness and sound, between roads and breaths, its pages taut with starlight; between its covers, words talk to each other, and have an occasional cup of…

May Wrap Up

May has, yet again, been a whirlwind for me. We moved into our first proper house, and while we’re still not entirely unpacked, it’s really beginning to feel like home. In other fun news, Chris and I (finally) got engaged, with some help from our best dog, Moose! He helped me propose, and then posed for…

Review:: Nasty Women Anthology

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it’s more important than ever for women to share their experiences. We must hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in…