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Review: Midnight in the Graveyard

It’s the perfect month for a great collection of chilling tales, and when I saw Kelli Owen, Somer Canon and Hunter Shea were all featured it automatically piqued my interest. I received a review copy, and read the entire collection cover to cover. There are a lot of truly fantastic stories in this anthology. I...

Review: House of Salt and Sorrows
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Review: House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrow is billed as a retelling of ’12 Dancing Princesses’, a Grimm fairy tale. Since I was unfamiliar with the original, which itself is a variation of fairy tales passed on to the Grimm brothers, I did not research the origin until after I finished the book.  House of Salt and Sorrow may...

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Review: Passages by Kelli Owen

Passages picks up right where Wilted Lilies left off; Lily May is being driven far from home, to Pennsylvania, where she will attend a school for children like her. Other kids who have powers. Lily soon discovers that not all of the residents of McMillan Hall have the same abilities she does, and not all...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: MISSING IN PRECINCT PUERTO RICO BY STEVEN TORRES

Steven Torres uses his skills as a storyteller to use the threads of an investigation to build tension in Missing in Precinct Puerto Rico. From the start, puzzle pieces are introduced that are used to filter all the additional details that arise during the course of the investigation. Torres does an excellent job of developing...

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10 #OwnVoices, Asian-inspired Fantasy YA Books of 2019

by Margaret Kingsbury This year brings a lot of amazing Asian #OwnVoices YA fantasy. While Asian characters and settings have been a part of fantasy for a long time, often these settings and cultural practices have been appropriated by white authors, and stereotypes abound. That’s one reason why it’s so important for more #OwnVoices Asian...

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#BrownExcellence – Trapline by Snotty Nose Rez Kids

“Trapline” is an audio proclamation of Indigenous revolutionary teachings. It’s about being proud while jamming out and telling the world we’re reclaiming everything we are. Snotty Nosed Rez Kids’ (SNRK) third album opens with a skit “Wa’wais”: an in-depth cultural explanation and teaching about respect and connection to the land. It gives listeners just a...