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Love, Hate and Other Filters Discussion: Important Topics for Cultural Representation

Love, Hate and Other Filters Discussion: Important Topics for Cultural Representation

When a book arrives with a letter from the author, saying that she wrote this book so that somewhere, someone could relate, I was already curious. Love, Hate and Other Filters tackles topics of Islamophobia, racism, religion and the cultural experience of an Indian teen who just wants to fit in. There are two distinct parts […]

February 17, 2018 | 2 Comments
Mask of Shadows Review: Amazing, Action-Packed, Diverse Fantasy Full Of Intrigue!

Mask of Shadows Review: Amazing, Action-Packed, Diverse Fantasy Full Of Intrigue!

Note: The author has content warning posted on her Tumblr, which you can find here. Mask of Shadows contains violence, abuse, PTSD, displacement, misgendering, and self-harm. Please be aware of this before reading! After searching relentlessly for a fantasy that would capture my attention from beginning to end, I finally found it in Mask of […]

December 19, 2017 | 4 Comments
Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

While I enjoyed this author’s previous work, Midnight Thief, which you can find my review here, Rosemarked was on another level. Readers can really tell how much Blackburne’s writing has grown as she continues to write in-depth stories with a multitude of characters. In Rosemarked, we follow the first-person POV’s of Zivah and Dineas, both […]

December 5, 2017 | 8 Comments
This Mortal Coil Review: A thrill-ride of science, hacking & zombies

This Mortal Coil Review: A thrill-ride of science, hacking & zombies

When a deadly virus takes over the world, what do humans do to combat it? With the help of gene therapy, biotechnology and DNA manipulation, Catarina’s dad has created a cure to save the world from being infected. It takes a lot to surprise a zombie aficionado such as myself, but This Mortal Coil definitely surprised me, […]

December 2, 2017 | 8 Comments
The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

Step into a world of sand and grit from characters both cunning and mischievous in this book. The City of Brass brings Middle Eastern folklore to life as Chakraborty transports readers from the dusty streets of Cairo, Egypt, to the grandiose and magical land of Daevabad. This historical fantasy was a fun-packed ride from start […]

November 22, 2017 | 6 Comments
LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

Today I’m covering two #LoveOzYA books that I’ve recently read – one about a sci-fi hostage situation, and the other about feminism and empowerment against cyber bullying. I recently talked about them on the OZYAY segment on ABC Radio, which you can listen in on here. Enjoy the reviews! It’s easy for online trolls to […]

November 11, 2017 | 8 Comments