Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti | Book Review

Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti is a superb anthology. This book provides a good sample of various authors which is perfect if you’re looking to read more #ownvoices and are not quite sure where to begin. You can check each story out and then delve into the longer works if a […]

Summer Of The Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall | Book Review

After The Summer Of The Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall passed my threshold, I looked at it with optimism, but not much motivation. Friends, this book sat on my Kindle and then in my house for YEARS because I can sometimes be a terrible blogger. I decided to make McCall’s contemporary-fantasy retelling a summer priority in order to kill two birds with one stone — read an old book from my TBR pile and thus be able to pass it on and also to remove a Netgalley book from my queue. Also, because The Odyssey is mad awesome.

Under The Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall Book Review

Under The Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall is a short verse novel, easily readable in two hours, but lingers long after you close the book.

Review of Alicia, Afterimage by Lulu Delacre

Alicia, Afterimage by Lulu Delacreis such a hard book to review because it is based on a true story and on a real person who died. I will be upfront and say I did not like this book. Alicia, Afterimageby Lulu Delacre is a book comprised of recollections of this girl, Alicia who dies in […]

Book Briefs: Review of Bird by Zetta Elliott and Only One Year by Andrea Cheng

I have seen the idea of mini-reviews floating around the blogosphere and thought I would try my hand at a few, as I am not sure how much I can say about picture books and chapter books for very young readers. Title: Bird Author: Zetta Elliott Publisher: Lee & Low Books Synopsis: The character, Bird, […]