Review: The Deep

Review: The Deep

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown…

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Review: The Daevabad Trilogy 02: The Kingdom of Copper

Review: The Daevabad Trilogy 02: The Kingdom of Copper

Synopsis Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle…

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Review: The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

Review: The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

Synopsis As a young chipmunk, shy, bookish Rockford T. Honeypot had dreams of thrilling adventures across the forest. However, timid of danger and germs, his only adventures were found in books and his imagination. When his family abandons him after a mistake that destroys their hazelnut business, Rockford sets off on a legendary journey beyond his wildest dreams. From exploring…

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Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

Synopsis This highly entertaining business memoir describes what it was like to work for Japan’s premiere animation studio, Studio Ghibli, and its reigning genius Hayao Miyazaki. Steve Alpert, a Japanese-speaking American, was the “resident foreigner” in the offices of Ghibli and its parent Tokuma Shoten and played a central role when Miyazaki’s films were starting to take off in international…

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Review: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Review: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Guest review as part of #ReadersWithoutBorders, by Scepter of Amun over at alalhambrabookreviews. The Sun Mela is many things: a call for peace, a cause for celebration, and, above all, a deadly competition. For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebel spies, it provides the perfect guise to infiltrate King Vardaan’s vicious court. Kunal will return to his role…

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Review: The Fires of Heaven

Review: The Fires of Heaven

Book 5 in the series Synopsis The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds. The Forsaken, immortal servants of the shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men, sure in the knowledge that their master will soon break free… Rand al’ Thor,…

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Review: The Seep

Review: The Seep

Trina Goldberg-Oneka is a fifty-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle—but nonetheless world-changing—invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. Through The Seep, everything is connected. Capitalism falls, hierarchies and barriers are broken down; if something can be imagined, it is possible. GOODREADS, SYNOPSIS Review Imagine a perfect world. No class divides, no…

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Review: Dragons and Mythical Creatures

Review: Dragons and Mythical Creatures

Synopsis From Tiamat, a sea dragon from ancient Mesopotamian myths, to the Jabberwock of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, here are 85 beasties—shown in stunning illustrations—of folklore and fiction. How do you slay a dragon? What are the origins of the Loch Ness Monster story? How many heads did Cerberus have? In addition to 45 dragons from Asian, Babylonian, Mediterranean, and Nordic…

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