Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Title: Who Fears Death Author: Nnedi Okorafor Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary: In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering… Continue reading Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Review: Mexican Gothic

Title: Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Rating: 5/5 stars Summary: After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find - her cousin’s husband, a handsome… Continue reading Review: Mexican Gothic

Diverse Fantasy inspired by History and Myth

Here is my second list of diverse SFF recommendations, once again all written by women. Again, it's certainly not all-encompassing, but these are books I've really enjoyed. I'm sticking to adult fantasy for this list, but I do plan to do a YA list very soon! Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia:… Continue reading Diverse Fantasy inspired by History and Myth

ARC review: Boyfriend Material

Title: Boyfriend Material Author: Alexis Hall Rating: 4/5 stars Summary: Wanted: One (fake) boyfriend Practically perfect in every way Luc O'Donnell is tangentially--and reluctantly--famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he's never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad's making… Continue reading ARC review: Boyfriend Material

Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

I have a love-hate relationship with Sherlock Holmes. I grew up with my parents quoting different famous scenes from the original books, and I loved watching and reading all the Sherlock Holmes adaptations. When I actually sat down to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories in college, I was deeply uncomfortable with how racist they… Continue reading Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice