Tags: YA
Women in SF&F Month: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

This week I’m sharing about some series I love that I think deserve more readers and more discussion in bookish/SFF communities. Today I’m gushing about Mirage by Somaiya Daud, a Moroccan-inspired young adult science fiction duology containing the books Mirage and Court of Lions. In particular, I want to highlight the wonderful protagonist and the complicated female friendship that lies at the heart of both books. Mirage and Court of Lions are gorgeous novels, and they are some of the […]

Cover of Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim Guest Post by Last of the Talons Author Sophie Kim

I’m thrilled to have a guest post by debut author Sophie Kim to share with you! Last of the Talons, her YA fantasy novel featuring an assassin and a Dokkaebi emperor, is out today. See below for more information on the book and author, and to read her essay “On the Duality of the Protagonist.”   More Information Read an Excerpt About LAST OF THE TALONS (Talons #1): After the destruction of her entire Talon gang, eighteen-year-old Shin Lina—the Reaper […]

Cover of Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah The Leaning Pile of Books

The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature in which I highlight books I got over the last week that sound like they may be interesting—old or new, bought or received in the mail for review consideration. Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the […]

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker - Book Cover Review of The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker

As an Amazon Associate and Bookshop affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Book Description: A girl of two worlds, accepted by none… A half Reaper, half Shinigami soul collector seeks her destiny in this haunting and compulsively readable dark fantasy duology set in 1890s Japan. Death is her destiny. Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough has been collecting souls in the London streets for centuries. Expected to obey the harsh hierarchy of the Reapers who despise her, Ren […]

Photo of Deborah Falaye by John Bregar Women in SF&F Month: Deborah Falaye

Today’s Women in SF&F Month guest is young adult author Deborah Falaye, whose debut novel was just published last month! Blood Scion, which is inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology and research on child soldiers, follows a fifteen-year-old girl descended from gods who is forced to become a soldier by the people who colonized her own. You can read or listen to a sample on the publisher’s website, and you can find Deborah on Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok. WE ARE ALL A […]

The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala - Cover Image Review of The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Spoiler Warning for Book One: This review covers the second book in a series, and there are some spoilers for the end of the first book. These are in the book description for The Archer at Dawn and are primarily related to where the main protagonists stand with each other and which sides they are on at the end of the first book. If you want to avoid this information but […]