DNF Review: Trans Voices by Declan Henry

I received an eARC of Trans Voices from the publisher, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The author of Trans Voices is a gay social worker, not a trans person, so I was hesitant at first, but I gave it a shot because he had worked & interviewed trans people, including…

Review:: Selection Day by Aravind Adiga

In Selection Day, Manju is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket – if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented brother and is fascinated by CSI and curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many…

Review:: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three…

TBT: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

In Bloodlines, Sydney’s blood is special. That’s because she’s an alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the…

Review:: The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis

I received an ARC of The Spice Box Letters through Netgalley and the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, in exchange for an honest review. Katerina longs to know why her late grandmother, Miriam, refused to talk about the past, especially when she inherits a journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box, cryptic treasures written…

Review:: The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

In The Masked City, the written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…   Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped…