Book Review: Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory

Book Review: Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory Fiction: Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory Spoonbenders is one of the most delightfully strange stories I have read in a long time. Spoonbenders tells the story of a very dysfunctional family: The Amazing Telemachus Family. Teddy Telemachus is a con man. The self-professed inventor of Johnny Carson’s “Carnac the Magnificent” routine, Teddy […]

Book Review: Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor   Fantasy: Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor This sequel to Akata Witch has everything you want in a young adult fantasy. Compelling characters, exciting plot, brilliant writing, ferocious enemies, and a beautifully built world. Nnedi Okorafor is an amazing writer and Akata Warrior is a wonderful book.   Sunny Nwazue […]

Book Review: Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse Science Fiction: Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse It is not often that I anticipate a new book as eagerly as I awaited Storm of Locusts, and Rebecca Roanhorse does not disappoint. In this sequel to Trail of Lightning, Maggie (known to some as a “Monsterslayer” and to others […]

Book Review: Florida, Lauren Groff – National Book Award Finalist

Book Review: Florida, Lauren Groff Short Story Collection: Florida, Lauren Groff Florida was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and was named one of NPR’s “Books of the Year” for 2018. A collection of short stories is the official description, but this basic characterization fails to do it justice. It is a collection […]

Book Review: American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson

Book Review: American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson Thriller: American Spy , Lauren Wilkinson American Spy is one of the deepest, most profound books I have ever read dealing with race, gender, imperialism, and American identity. Lauren Wilkinson has managed to weigh in on numerous deep and profound topics while weaving a tale of spycraft that stands […]

Book Review: Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee

Book Review: Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee Carr “The Raptor” Luka is a young and rising star in the violent sport of “zeroboxing,” a zero gravity form of cage fighting popular on Earth, Luna, and Mars. Luka is everything a marketer could want. Blessed with good looks, character, personality, a rags-to-riches life story, incredible talent and a […]