Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

“Yes, apocalypse. We’ve had that over and over. But we always survived. We’re still here. And we’ll still be here, even if the power and the radios don’t come back on and we never see any white people again.” With winter looming, a small Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off from the outside world, the…

Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman

“Anxiety is a living body, Poised beside us like a shadow. It is the last creature standing, The only beast who loves us Enough to stay.” Amanda Gorman’s new poetry collection reveals an energizing and remarkable new voice in American poetry. Call Us What We Carry is Gorman at her finest and is bursting with…

My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

I’m actually not a fan of Christmas/Holiday stories just in general. I know that it’s a bit weird because I love stories with wintry vibes so much, but they generally just come off as gimmicky and forced to me, this collection was unfortunately not an exception. It’s my lowest rated anthology to date. I’m sad…

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long

“Sometimes you don’t get to pick your family. Sometimes, they show up and pick you and you have to embrace it. And that wolf picked you.” Sena Korhosen has vowed to never run the race that her whole planet seems to revolve around. Ever since both of her mothers died on the ice, she has…

2021 Book Superlatives

Most years I spend the last two weeks of December talking about the best, the most surprising, and the most disappointing books that I read throughout the year. This year I am doing something a little different. I have decided to do my own version of the Bookish Superlatives Tag that I have seen going…

Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan

“Because I learned long ago that Paper has its own power — the ability to ignite, re-form, evolve. And the young human girl they’ve brought back to the palace is not the same girl she was the first time around.” Lei never wants to return to the Hidden Palace. The suffering and trauma that she…

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

“To have and to hold, where even death cannot part us,’ Juliette whispered.‘In this life and the next,’ Roma returned, ‘for however long our souls remain, mine will always find yours.” The year is 1927 and Shanghai teeters on the edge of a revolution. The Nationalists are marching in and there are whispers of a…

The Green Witch’s Garden by Arin Murphy-Hisock

A green witch embraces the power of nature, draws energy from the earth, and relies on plants, flowers, and herbs for healing. With information on how to plan and design a garden according to your spiritual needs and tips and tricks for growing and harvesting magical ingredients, this book helps you take control of your…

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

“Impossibility is a thing that begs to be disproven,” said Ned brightly. “Perhaps it hasn’t been possible for years, perhaps it’s not even possible right now, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be. It doesn’t mean it won’t be.” It has been four months since the mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession and wreaked…

Velorio by Xavier Navarro Aquino

“It wasn’t until after I dug out her body that I learned to love my sister, Marisol. You’d think it strange, to see destruction as a way to learn her, to grow with her and our people, but that’s how it went.” Set in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Velorio follows a cast of characters…