Review #79 // A Gathering of Ravens – Scott Oden

He goes by many names, in many cultures. Known as a skraelingr to the Danes, Grimnir is almost a type of demon. When awoken, he goes on a journey of revenge against the Dane who killed his brother, kidnapping a young, Christian as a guide.


Why this book?: The cover is gorgeous, and the summary NetGalley provided immediately caught my interest.

I would like to thank the people at Thomas Dunne Books for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review #73 // Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

Following half-sisters Effia and Esi, they are separated from their home-villages early in their lives. Effia is married to a British slaver, but stays in Ghana — Esi, however, caught by slavers, is sent to America’s plantations as a slave. Homegoing follows Effia and Esi’s descendants, one through the wars for independence, and the other through the Civil Rights era.


Why this book?: Mainly because it’s the Keep It Diverse choice for Black History Month.

 

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Review #71 // Huntsmen – Michelle Osgood

While at a nightclub with her cousin Jamie and Deanna, Kiara watches as her ex-partner Ryn walks out on stage during a drag king show. Suddenly, the four are ripped away when Jamie spots the tattoo of the fabled werewolf killers: the Huntsmen.


Why this book?: I was approached because Ryn is nonbinary, and the author was looking for nonbinary reviewers. Also, it just sounded awesome.

I would like to thank Michelle Osgood and Interlude Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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