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Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda

Yo Hi’s life’s dream has finally come true: He’s been accepted into the Dragon Riding Academy. While his life will never be the same, unfortunately, some things may never change. Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng  Illustrated by Kim Miranda Published: March 1st 2017 by Rosarium Publishing Source: ARC via Netgalley Thoughts: I reviewed the first… Continue reading Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda

fantasy · lgbtqia · own voices · speculative fiction · young adult

Not Your Sidekick (Not Your Sidekick #1) by C.B. Lee

Welcome to Andover…where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most… Continue reading Not Your Sidekick (Not Your Sidekick #1) by C.B. Lee

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Year in Books 2016 – Part 2 – Adult Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

My 2016 favourites list will be in three parts: Part 1 – YA Speculative fiction and fantasy, Part 2 – Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy & Part 3 – Contemporary fiction and Non-fiction. SFF is my favourite genre, so I thought it best to split the list into two parts: Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy The Fifth… Continue reading Year in Books 2016 – Part 2 – Adult Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

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Year in Books 2016 – Part 1 – YA Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

I will be sharing my 2016 favourites list in three parts: Part 1 – YA Speculative fiction and fantasy, Part 2 – Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy & Part 3 – Contemporary fiction and Non-fiction. Truth be told, I learn from all the pages I pass through but friends are curious so here’s a few favourites read… Continue reading Year in Books 2016 – Part 1 – YA Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound. Li Lan, the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family, has few prospects. But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim… Continue reading The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

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The Gilda Stories: 25th Anniversary Edition by Jewelle L. Gómez

Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez’s vampire novel. The winner of two Lambda Literary Awards (fiction and science fiction) The Gilda Stories is an American odyssey. Escaping from slavery in the 1850s Gilda’s longing for kinship and community grows over two hundred years. Her induction into… Continue reading The Gilda Stories: 25th Anniversary Edition by Jewelle L. Gómez

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Huntress by Malinda Lo

Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance. To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to… Continue reading Huntress by Malinda Lo