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,…

Cazadora by Romina Garber

“They’ve been making up stories about independent girls in every tradition since forever. And I think it’s time we take back our narrative.” Following the events of Lobizona, Manu and her friends are fleeing across the border into Kerana, a cursed realm in Argentina. As they chase down leads to find the Coven, the Cazadores…

The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim

“A promise is not a kiss in the wind, to be thrown about without care,” I murmured to myself. “It is a piece of yourself that is given away and will not return until your pledge is fulfilled.” Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the fractured dragon pearl to its original owner. However,…

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

“Worship is not just the prayers that we recite; it is the acts of obedience that we perform.” It’s been six months since Deka freed the goddesses and discovered that she is the Nuru. Now, she is tasked with freeing not only the rest of the goddesses, but all the women of Otera from the…

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! by Saundra Mitchell

“Museums tell stories so much better than textbooks do. And that’s what history is, isn’t it? It’s just a really big story. That’s what makes it important. And museums get that. Textbooks don’t. Featuring seventeen new queer stories ranging from aliens and selkies, vampires crashing proms, teapots and barbershops, there are so many different things…

Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez

“The pain of losing someone you love doesn’t actually kill you, even though it feels like it should.” There are spoilers in this rant, but nothing super specific. I like the idea of giving authors a second chance and that’s what this is for Isabel Ibañez. Her first book was mediocre at best and plagued…

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…