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 […]

Book Review: Ball Lightning, Liu Cixin

Book Review: Ball Lightning, Liu Cixin (translated by Joel Martinsen) Science Fiction: Ball Lightning, Liu Cixin (translated by Joel Martinsen) The day Chen turned fourteen his life changed forever. As his family celebrated, a storm struck the family’s house. A ball of lightning came in, destroying his t-shirt but leaving him uninjured and his other […]

Blog Tour Book Review: Green Gold, Gabriel Hemery

Book Review: Green Gold, Gabriel Hemery Fiction: Green Gold, Gabriel Hemery Green Gold is a creative epistolary novel telling the story of plant hunter John Jeffrey’s expedition to North America in 1850 through the words of his journal, letters, and other documents. Representing an elite group of subscribers, Jeffrey’s mission was to collect seeds from […]