Book Reviews by Author

Acevedo, Elizabeth – Poet X, The
Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart
Adams, Lyssa Kay – Bromance Book Club, The
Adams, Lyssa Kay – Crazy Stupid Bromance
Adams, Lyssa Kay – Isn’t It Bromantic?
Adams, Lyssa Kay – Undercover Bromance
Adebayo, Ayobami – Stay with Me
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame – Friday Black
Adler, Dahlia – That Way Madness Lies
Aleman, Daniel – Indivisible
Ali, S.K. – Once Upon an Eid
Alsaid, Adi – North of Happy
Al-Sanousi, Saud – Mama Hissa’s Mice
Aoki, Ryka – Light From Uncommon Stars
Aquino, Xavier Navarro – Velorio
Arden, Katherine – Bear and the Nightingale, The
Arden, Katherine – Girl in the Tower, The
Arden, Katherine – Winter of the Witch, The
Asghar, Fatimah – If They Come For Us
Atta, Dean – Black Flamingo, The
Atta, Dean – Only on the Weekends
Atwood, Margaret – Handmaid’s Tale, The
Atwood, Margaret – Testaments, The

Baek, Sehee – I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki
Bailey, Tess – Fix Her Up
Baker, Kylie Lee – Keeper of Night, The
Banwo, Ayanna Lloyd – When We Were Birds
Bardugo, Leigh – King of Scars
Bardugo, Leigh – Lives of Saints, The
Bardugo, Leigh – Ruin and Rising
Bardugo, Leigh – Rule of Wolves
Bardugo, Leigh – Shadow and Bone
Bardugo, Leigh – Siege and Storm
Barker, Pat – Silence of the Girls, The
Basu, Samit – City Inside, The
Becker, Harmony – Himawari House
Bhuiyan, Tashie – A Show for Two
Bird, Winifred – Eating Wild Japan
Black, Holly – Cruel Prince, The
Black, Holly – How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories
Black, Holly – Queen of Nothing, The
Black, Holly – Wicked King, The
Blackwood, Lauren – Within These Wicked Walls
Bodard, Aliette de – Fireheart Tiger
Boulley, Angeline – Firekeeper’s Daughter, The
Brandes, Nadine – Romanov
Bright, Anna – Beholder, The
Brown, Don – Unwanted, The
Brown, Jericho – Tradition, The
Brown, Erik J. – All That’s Left in the World
Bulawayo, NoViolet – We Need New Names
Busjeet, Vinod – Silent Winds, Dry Seas

Caldwell, Patrice – Phoenix First Must Burn, A
Callender, Kacen – Felix Ever After
Callender, Kacen – King and the Dragonflies
Callender, Kacen – Queen of the Conquered
Capetta, A.R. – Once & Future
Carson, Rae – Girl of Fire and Thorns, The
Carson, Rae – Into the Bright Unknown
Carson, Rae – Like a River Glorious
Carson, Rae – Walk on Earth a Stranger
Cass, Kiera – Betrothed, The
Chakraborty, S.A. – City of Brass, The
Chakraborty, S.A. – Empire of Gold, The
Chakraborty, S.A. – Kingdom of Copper, The
Chambers, Becky – A Psalm For The Wild-Built
Chang, K-Ming – Bestiary
Chapman, Elise – Hungry Hearts
Chapman, Elsie – Thousand Beginnings and Endings, A
Chen, Angela – Ace
Chesil – Color of the Sky is the Shape of the Heart, The
Chisala, Upile – Nectar
Chisala, Upile – Soft Magic
Cho, Kat – Once Upon a K-Prom
Cho, Zen – Black Water Sister
Cho, Zen – Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, The
Chokshi, Roshani – Aru Shah and the End of Time
Chokshi, Roshani – Aru Shah and the Song of Death
Chollet, Mona – In Defense of Witches
Choo, Yangsze – Night Tiger, The
Chupeco, Rin – Silver Under Nightfall
Clark, P. Djèlí – Dead Djinn in Cairo, A
Clark, P. Djèlí – Haunting of Tram Car 015, The
Clark, P. Djèlí – Master of Djinn, A
Clark, P. Djèlí – Ring Shout
Clayton, Dhonielle – Blackout
Clayton, Dhonielle – Universe of Wishes, A
Córdova, Zoraida – Illusionary
Córdova, Zoraida – Incendiary
Córdova, Zoraida – Reclaim the Stars
Córdova, Zoraida – Vampires Never Get Old

Dade, Olivia – All the Feels
Dade, Olivia – Spoiler Alert
Dai Sijie – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Danler, Stephanie – Sweetbitter
Daria, Alexis – A Lot Like Adiós
Daria, Alexis – You Had Me at Hola
Darwish, Mahmoud – Almond Blossoms and Beyond
Deaver, Mason – I Wish You All the Best
Dev, Sonali – Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
Dietrich, Cale – If This Gets Out
Dorsey, Lilith – Water Magic
Dow, Alechia – Kindred, The
Downing, Elise – Coasting
Drake, Julia – Last True Poets of the Sea, The
Drayden, Nicky – Escaping Exodus
Duncan, Emily A. – Wicked Saints

Edgmon, H.E. – The Witch King
Ellis, Helen – Southern Lady Code
Emezi, Akwaeke – The Death of Vivek Oji
Emezi, Akwaeke – Pet
Emezi, Akwaeke – You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
Enriquez, Mariana – Things We Lost in the Fire
Enriquez, Mariana – The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
Erdrich, Louise – Antelope Woman

Faizal, Hafsah – We Hunt the Flame
Faraway – Sad Birds Still Sing
Farber, Monte – Mindful Astrology
Farley, Grant – Bones of a Saint
Fawcett, Heather – All the Wandering Light
Fawcett, Heather – Even the Darkest Stars
Fischer, Carrie – Princess Diarist, The
Fitzgerald, F.Scott – Great Gatsby, The
Forna, Namina – Gilded Ones, The
Forna, Namina – Merciless Ones, The
Fu, Melissa – Peach Blossom Spring
Fuller, Claire – Swimming Lessons
Furstenau, Nina Mukerjee – Green Chili and Other Imposters

Gailey, Sarah – Upright Women Wanted
Gale, Eric Kahn – Zoo at the Edge of the World, The
Garber, Romina – Cazadora
Garber, Romina – Lobizona
Ge, Yan – Strange Beasts of China
Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk – Grass
Givhan, Jennifer – Jubilee
Godden, Salena – Mrs Death Misses Death
Goenawan, Clarissa – Rainbirds
Gong, Chloe – Our Violent Ends
Gong, Chloe – These Violent Delights
Gonzalez, Sophie – If This Gets Out
Gorman, Amanda – Call Us What We Carry
Gornichec, Genevieve – Witch’s Heart, The
Grasse, Steven – Colonial Spirits
Grover, Linda LeGarde – In the Night of Memory
Guo, Xiaolu – Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, A
Guo, Xiaolu – Lover’s Discourse, A
Guo, Xiaolu – Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing

Hadas, Julia Halina – WitchCraft Cocktail
Hall, Alexis – Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake
Han, Kang – Human Acts
Han, Kang – Vegetarian, The
Han, Kang – White Book, The
Han, Yujoo –Impossible Fairy Tale, The
Hardy, Melissa – Oracle of Cumae, The
Hardy, Vashti – Brightstorm
He, Joan – The Ones We’re Meant to Find
Hearne, Kevin – Ink & Sigil
Hibbert, Talia – Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Hibbert, Talia – Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Hibbert, Talia – Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Hicks, Faith Erin – Pumpkin Heads
Higashida, Naoki – The Reason I Jump
Holmberg, Charlie N. – Smoke & Summons
Hong, Cathy Park – Minor Feelings
Hua, Vanessa – Forbidden City
Hur, June – Forest of the Stolen Girls, The
Hur, June – Red Palace, The
Hur, June – Silence of Bones, The
Hwang, Jungeun – One Hundred Shadows

Ibañez, Isabel – Together We Burn
Ibañez, Isabel – Woven in Moonlight
Ifueko, Jordan – Raybearer
Immerwahr, Daniel – How to Hide an Empire
Iweala, Uzodinma – Speak No Evil

Jaigirdar, Adiba – Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating
Jerreat-Poole, Adan – Girl of Hawthorn and Glass, The
Jimenez, Simon – Vanished Birds, The
Johnson, George M. – All Boys Aren’t Blue
Josephson, Kalyn – Crow Rider, The
Josephson, Kalyn – Storm Crow, The

Kamali, Marjan – Stationery Shop, The
Kaneshiro, Kazuki – Go
Kemmerer, Brigid – Curse So Dark and Lonely, A
Kemmerer, Brigid – Heart So Fierce and Broken, A
Kemmerer, Brigid – Vow So Bold and Deadly, A
Kendall, Mikki – Hood Feminism
Kernot, Sharon – Art of Taxidermy, The
Khorram, Adib – Darius the Great is Not Okay
Khorram, Adib – Darius the Great Deserves Better
Khorram, Adib – Kiss & Tell
Kim, Junhea – Beasts of a Little Land
King, Lily – Euphoria
Klune, T.J. – Extraordinaries, The
Klune, T.J. – Flash Fire
Klune, T.J. – House in the Cerulean Sea, The
Klune, T.J. – Under the Whispering Door
Kuang, R.F. – The Burning God
Kuang, R.F. – Dragon Republic, The
Kuang, R.F. – Poppy War, The

Lackey, Jamie – Forest God, The
LaFevers, Robin – Dark Triumph
LaFevers, Robin – Grave Mercy
LaFevers, Robin – Mortal Heart
Lee, Emery – Café con Lychee
Lee, Jing-Jing – How We Disappeared
Lee, Min Jin – Pachinko
Lee, Yoon Ha – Dragon Pearl
Lee, Yoon Ha – Phoenix Extravagant
Lee, Yoon Ha – Tiger Honor
Leicht, Stina – Persephone Station
Liggett, Kim – Grace Year, The
Lim, Elizabeth – Dragon’s Promise, The
Lim, Elizabeth – Six Crimson Cranes
Lim, Elizabeth – Spin the Dawn
Lim, Elizabeth – Unravel the Dusk
Lin, Chia-Chia – Unpassing, The
Lin, Judy I. – Magic Steeped in Poison, A
Little Badger, Darcie – Elatsoe
Lobe, Max – A Long Way From Douala
Long, Meg – Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves
Lovelace, Amanda – Mermaid’s Voice Returns in this One, The
Lu, S. Qiouyu – In the Watchful City
Lu, Yao – Life
Lukens, F.T. – In Deeper Waters
Lukens, F.T. – So This Is Ever After

Mabry, Samantha – All the Wind in the World
Mabry, Samantha – Tigers, Not Daughters
Manansala, Mia P. – Arsenic and Adobo
Manansala, Mia P. – Homicide and Halo-Halo
Markert, James – Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel
Martins, Vitor – Here the Whole Time
Maxwell, Everina – Winter’s Orbit
McCarthy, Cori – Once & Future
McGuire, Seanan – Every Heart a Doorway
McLemore, Anna-Marie – Lakelore
McLemore, Anna-Marie – Mirror Season, The
McQuiston, Casey – Red, White, and Royal Blue
Méndez, Yamile Saied – Furia
Mengiste, Maaza – Shadow King, The
Meyer, Joanna Ruth – Echo North
Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles
Miller, Sam J. – Blackfish City
Mitchell, Saundra – All Out
Mitchell, Saundra – Out Now
Miura, Shion – The Easy Life in Kamusari
Miura, Shion – Kamusari Tales Told at Night
Moore, Wayétu – She Would Be King
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Certain Dark Things
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Gods of Jade and Shadow
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Velvet Was the Night
Mori, Eto – Colorful
Morrow, Bethany C. – A Chorus Rises
Morrow, Bethany C. – A Song Below Water
Morrow, Bethany C. – Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance
Mueller, Sara A. – Bone Orchard, The
Muir, Tamsyn – Gideon the Ninth
Murata, Sayaka – Convenience Store Woman
Murata, Sayaka – Earthlings
Murphy-Hiscock, Arin – The Green Witch
Murphy-Hiscock, Arin – Green Witch’s Garden, The
Murphy-Hiscock, Arin – Green Witch’s Grimoire, The

Nagabe – Girl from the Other Side, The
Nagamatsu, Sequoia – How High We Go In The Dark
Natsukawa, Sosuke – Cat Who Saved Books, The
Ngan, Natasha – Girls of Fate and Fury
Ngan, Natasha – Girls of Paper and Fire
Ngan, Natasha – Girls of Storm and Shadow
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o – Minutes of Glory: And other Stories
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o – Perfect Nine, The
Novak, Kristian – Dark Mother Earth
Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia – I Do Not Come to You by Chance
Nyugen, Trung Le – Magic Fish, The

Obioma, Chigozie – Fishermen, The
O’Connell, Lindsay – Nocturnal
Oh, Axie – Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea, The
Oh, Axie – XOXO
Oh, Ellen (editor) – Thousand Beginnings and Endings, A
Okorafor, Nnedi – Akata Warrior
Okorafor, Nnedi – Akata Witch
Okorafor, Nnedi – Akata Woman
Okorafor, Nnedi – Binti
Okungbowa, Suyi Davies – David Mogo, Godhunter
Ólafsdóttir, Auður Ava – Miss Iceland
Oluo, Ijeoma – So You Want to Talk About Race
Onuzo, Chibundu – Sankofa
Orange, Tommy – There There
Oseman, Alice – Heartstopper Vol. 1
Ostertag, Molly Knox – Girl from the Sea, The
Overy, Alexandra – These Feathered Flames

Pacat, C.S. – Captive Prince
Pacat, C.S. – Dark Rise
Pacat, C.S. – Kings Rising
Pacat, C.S. – Prince’s Gambit
Pan, Emily X.R. – An Arrow to the Moon
Park, Sang Young – Love in the Big City
Parker, Natalie C. – Vampires Never Get Old
Perkins, Stephanie – My True Love Gave To Me
Phillips, Julia – Disappearing Earth
Pingwa, Jia – Broken Wings
Poston, Ashley – Bookish and the Beast
Poston, Ashley – Geekerella
Poston, Ashley – Princess and the Fangirl, The
Power, Rory – In a Garden Burning Gold
Power, Rory – Wilder Girls


Rajurkar, Anuradha D. – American Betiya
Rao, Shobha – Girls Burn Brighter
Rather, Lina – Sisters of the Vast Black
Reed, Christina Hammonds – The Black Kids
Reid, Ava – The Wolf and the Woodsman
Ribay, Randy – Patron Saints of Nothing
Rice, Waubgeshig – Moon of the Crusted Snow
Richmond, Caroline Tung – Hungry Hearts
Roanhorse, Rebecca – Black Sun
Roanhorse, Rebecca – Fevered Star
Roanhorse, Rebecca – Race to the Sun
Roanhorse, Rebecca – Storm of Locusts
Roanhorse, Rebecca – Trail of Lightning
Rowell, Rainbow – Any Way the Wind Blows
Rowell, Rainbow – Carry On
Rowell, Rainbow – Pumpkin Heads
Rowell, Rainbow – Wayward Son
Rutherford, Mara – Crown of Coral and Pearl

Saeed, Aisha – Once Upon an Eid
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire – Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the Universe
Sepetys, Ruta – The Fountains of Silence
Schanoes, Veronica – Burning Girls and Other Stories
Schrefer, Eliot – The Darkness Outside Us
Schwab, V.E. – Conjuring of Light, A
Schwab, V.E. – Darker Shade of Magic, A
Schwab, V.E. – Gathering of Shadows, A
Schwab, V.E. – Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, The
Schwab, V.E. – Vengeful
Schwab, V.E. – Vicious
Sjón – Blue Fox, The
Skeets, Jake – Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers
Skrutskie, Emily – Bonds of Brass
Skrutskie, Emily – Oaths of Legacy
Sloan, Holly Goldberg – To Night Owl from Dogfish
Sloan, Robin – Sourdough
Smith, Cynthia Leitich – Ancestor Approved
Sohn, Won-pyung – Almond
Soontornvat, Christina – A Wish in the Dark
Spooner, Meagan – Hunted
Starling, Caitlin – Yellow Jessamine
Štiks, Igor – Castle in Romagna, A
Stone, Daniel – Food Explorer, The
Stone, Nic – Dear Justyce
Stone, Nic – Dear Martin
Stradal, J. Ryan – Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Stradal, J. Ryan – Lager Queen of Minnesota, The

Tan, Sue Lynn – Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Taylor, Laini – Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Taylor, Laini – Days of Blood & Starlight
Taylor, Laini – Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Thakrar, Shveta – Star Daughter
Thin, Michelle Aung – Crossing the Farak River
Thomas, Aiden – Cemetery Boys
Thornton, A.S. – Daughter of the Salt King
Toews, Miriam – Women Talking
Tolcser, Sarah – Song of the Current
Tolcser, Sarah – Whisper of the Tide
Trelease, Gita – All That Glitters
Tucholke, April Genevieve – Boneless Mercies, The
Tucholke, April Genevieve – Seven Endless Forests
Tudorbeth- Hedgewitch’s Little Book of Spells, Charms, and Brews, The

Ung, Loung – First They Killed My Father

Veasna, Tian – Year of the Rabbit
Vijay, Madhuri – Far Field, The
Vo, Nghi – Chosen and the Beautiful, The
Vo, Nghi – Empress of Salt and Fortune, The
Vo, Nghi – Siren Queen
Vo, Nghi – When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
Vuong, Ocean – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Vuong, Ocean – Time is a Mother

Walker, Nico – Cherry
Wang, Xuan Juliana – Home Remedies
Wen, Abigail Hing – Loveboat, Taipei
White, Kiersten – Camelot Betrayal, The
White, Kiersten – Excalibur Curse, The
White, Kiersten – Guinevere Deception, The
Whitehead, Colson – Underground Railroad, The
Wilson, G. Willow – Bird King, The
Winn, Raynor – Salt Path, The
Winters, Cat – Raven’s Tale, The
Winters, Julian – Running with Lions
Wolitzer, Meg – To Night Owl from Dogfish


Yang, Neon – Genesis of Misery, The
Yee, Reimena – Séance Tea Party
Yoshimoto, Banana – Kitchen
Young, Keezy – Taproot
Yu, An – Braised Pork
Yu, Hua – China in Ten Words
Yu, Xiuhua – Moonlight Rests on My Left Palm

Zabarsky, Jessi – Coming Back
Zabarsky, Jessi – Witchlight
Zerner, Amy – Mindful Astrology
Zhao, Xiran Jay – Iron Widow