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Ida by Alison Evans

How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to… Continue reading Ida by Alison Evans

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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February Books

The blog has been relatively quiet but pages are still being turned offline. Books read in February – The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus This is a strong collection of Afro-futuristic stories. Review soon. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman Loved this verse novel. This blog should be dedicated to Nafiza’s book recommendations. Parable of the Sower by… Continue reading February Books

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Year in Books 2016 – Part 3 – Contemporary fiction & Non-fiction

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. Thanks to all the readers who have dropped by for these lists! Onto the final one: Contemporary fiction Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison A great… Continue reading Year in Books 2016 – Part 3 – Contemporary fiction & Non-fiction

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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 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