A beautiful mix of history, legend, and myth make this retelling of the Trojan War a must-read. Patroclus comes to Achilles as a friend and what transpires between them will rip your heart out and eat it raw. One of hte best books I have ever read or re-read.
- Alex Z.
This debut novel is both haunting and beautiful. Charlotte McConaghy dives deep into the main character's dark past while she struggles to move forward in a troubled world. Despite her struggles, she launches forward in search of a hopeful world. I loved this book and the beautiful writing!
Elloren has been raised on stories of her terribly powerful grandmother — a mage who liberated Elloren's people and cleansed the coutnry of the violent, dangerous races who threatened their peace. But as Elloren attends school and unwittingly befriends some suspicious characters, she's forced to take a hard look at her family and her country's bloody history — especially after she suspects her grandmom's fierce power may been passed on. Laurie Forest explores female power, sexuality, racism, religious warfare and more in this dark, magical, sexy book!
Backman has an uncanny ability to create characters that lift off the page without having to say much at all. This is a funny, surprising, heartbreaking, and heart-lifting book from Backman. One of my favorite reads of 2020!
In the spirit of Shea Serrano, Clover Hope's collection of essays shapes the backbone of modern hip-hop from its humble beginnings to its new larger than life showcase.
- Alex Z.
A beautiful artistic depiciton of a hidden part of our everyday lives: labor abuse and labor trafficking amongst undocumented workers. Read & explore the brave story fo Juan through Duncan Tonatiuh's art!!
ESJM has once again written a stunner of a novel. She uses unexpected narrative shifts to show the interconections of each narrator's decisions with so many others. Lick throwing a pebble in a pond, the ripples shift towards and collide with other ripples. A woman lost at sea. A ponzi scheme. A half brother grappling with one bad decision — SO. GOOD.
The King of discomfort, casual fantasy, and dark fairy tales is now all in one extensive collection. Featuring short stories, excerpts from his best novels, and new short fiction; this is a must have for Sci-Fi and Fantasy fans.
- Alex Z.