A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

“You think I’ve sown this strife on my own? Look at how people live, in squalor and ruin. The world moves swift in its boasted modernity, forgetting those it leaves behind, or grinds beneath the gearwheels of progress.” Cairo, 1912: Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments…

The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang

“Have faith,” says the delusion uselessly. “No matter how far you stray from your destined path, you will find yourself guided back to it.” Misery Nomaki (pronouns she/they) is a nobody from nowhere with the powers of a saint. The question seems to be whether or not she’s actually a saint or someone who has…

Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

“We’re all just scattered, lonely specks out here, unless we try to be more. We shouldn’t be brutal just because the universe is.” In the years since humanity has taken to space, Earth has sent forth members of the faith to the stars to convert the colonies. The sisters of the Order of Saint Rita,…

Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

“A sense of rightness, a sense of self. It was nothing when you had it. You hardly noticed. But once it was missing, it was like a sliver of fruit on a long sea voyage, the difference between bleeding gums and survival.” Anna is starting to wonder who she really is. She’s just starting a…

A Long Way From Douala by Max Lobe

“When we finally reach Garoua, I wonder whether this is still Cameroon. The landscape dotted with isolated shrubs and with expanses of fine sand on the horizon is so different from the raw, intense green of the forests of the south.” When Choupi’s father dies, his older brother, Roger, decides that he’s had enough and…

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

“From the moment our babies are born are we meant to lower them into the ground? To dress them in white? They send flowers before guns, thorns plucked from stem.” In her debut poetry collection, Asghar captures what it is like to be a Pakistani Muslim woman in America. She deftly weaves together her personal…

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

“But I promise you, I trust the maggotsWho live beneath the floorboardsOf my house to do what they mustTo any carcass more than I trustAn officer of the law of the land” Stolen from Goodreads: Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the…

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

“Lauren had serious – and honestly, correct – opinions about the way society had gone from judging women for failing to live up to unrealistic beauty standards to judging them for both failing and succeeding.” Rosaline Palmer is struggling to get by after leaving University to raise her daughter Amelie. Now, between her tiny paycheck…

Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco

“I killed all my biological siblings some hundreds of years ago.”“Right. As one does.” Remington Pendergast is an elite bounty hunter, who hunts down rogue vampires. He’s also an outcast among his fellow Reapers who people believe may be part vampire himself. Even if the people barely tolerate him, his father has been turning Remy…

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

“That spirit was just a formless being minding its own business. Then, it encountered men. And they decided to make it this beautiful woman or this monstrous crone, because that’s the only way many men can even view women. Maybe they were looking for a way to explain why their wives died in childbirth, or…