The Court of Owls by Greg Cox

First of all, I want to say thank you to Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek for reminding me that this one was coming out. I read his review and knew I had to pick it up ASAP. Gonna make this a quick one, so hold on! The book starts with a tortured/ murdered art-history professor and his missing grad... Continue Reading →

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

Idir is a dentist from Iran who taking the British citizenship exam. He has a wife and two children and desperately wants to pass this test. A kind and considerate man, Idir is puzzled by the many questions at the beginning of the test which assess his knowledge of British culture. Yet, very quickly the... Continue Reading →

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

A story about intersecting cultures, fear of the 'other,' leaving home, and overcoming fear. There's more. A lot more. This little novella packs so much into so few pages. Binti is the first of her small minority on Earth to be chosen to enter the best university in the galaxy. She steals away from her... Continue Reading →

New Kid by Jerry Craft

In what usually amounts to hormone hell is even worse for Jordan Banks when his family sends him to a new middle school. An African-American young man living in Washington Heights will now make the daily trip to RAD (Riverdale Academy Day school), an elite prep school. Jordan is forced to code switch, deal with... Continue Reading →

Aloha February, Aloha March!

A short month that seemed to fly by in some ways, but drag in others. Did some good reading and am ahead of my reviews! I've had a schedule down on the blog for the last couple months: Graphic Novels on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Novels/ Novellas on Tues, Thurs, Sat. And a discussion post... Continue Reading →

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