Review: Ascension (Tangled Axon #1) – Jacqueline Koyanagi

Ascension (Tangled Axon, #1)

On a whim, Alana Quick stows away on a ship that just so happens to be looking for her sister, a well known spirit guide. Alana doesn’t know what she’s getting into, but she certainly doesn’t expect falling for the captain, nor being accused of genocide.


Why this book?: Author Tristina Wright (of 27 Hours) was raving about this book, and all of the diversity. Polyamory? Chronic pain? Amputee? F/F couple? Black girl MC with locs? YES!

 

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Review: Fire Boy (Djinn-Son Duology #1) – Sami Shah

Fire Boy (Djinn-Son Duology, #1)

Wahid, an only child, goes out with his friends to a party for the first time in a long time. While driving his best friend Arif and his crush Maheen home, mythical djinns attack the car, flipping it over and killing Arif. When Wahid somehow kills a djinn, the creature takes Maheen’s soul in retribution.


Why this book?: I got the ebook for free, and it sounded amazing. Also, an urban fantasy book set in Pakistan? Yes please!!!

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Novella Review: The Melody of You and Me (Lillac Town #1) – M. Hollis

After breaking up with her girlfriend of three years, and dropping out of college, Chris’s life is a complete mess. Her parents keep pressuring her to go to school again, when all Chris wants to do is figure out her life herself. But then the new girl starts at work, and Chris thinks that their quick friendship could be something more.


Why this book?: I think the e-book was on sale, and Taryn from Novel Paradise is always raving about it on Twitter. I finally got a chance to start it!!

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Review: 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: 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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