Mexican Gothic

“The world might indeed be a cursed circle; the snake swallowed its tail and there could be no end, only an eternal ruination and endless devouring.” Spooky. Moody. Tense. Fascinating. These are just a few words I would use to describe MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. MEXICAN GOTHIC is an innovative gothic horror novel that…

Crosshairs

“Do you know the joy of risking our lives to be us? So many people in this world will never know what it means to truly love someone. To truly be themselves. I am proud to say I have been me, I would never wash this off. I will never stop loving you. I will…

Black Sun

A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun BLACK SUN is an epic fantasy novel with an immersive story that is gripping from start to finish! This is the first book in Rebecca Roanhorse’s Between Earth and Sky trilogy and I can’t wait for the next two books to…

Shuggie Bain

“To have marked her sobriety in days was like watching a happy weekend bleed by: when you watched it, it was always too short. So he just stopped counting.” “Ah think the more ye love someone the more they take the piss out of that. They will do less and less of what ye want…

Cemetery Boys

“HAY NIÑAS CON PENE, NIÑOS CON VULVA Y TRANSFÓBICOS SIN DIENTES” It’s Spooky Season, ghoul-friends! Let’s get Spooky Ooky Kooky Booky Nooky! I’m celebrating Halloween and #SpookyBookyNooky with CEMETERY BOYS by Aiden Thomas! This queer YA, fantasy, mystery, romance, coming-of-age story is pure magic! Yadriel comes from an ancient ancestral lineage of brujx who have…

The Vanishing Half

“The hardest part about becoming someone else was deciding to. The rest was only logistics.” THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett is one of the most buzzed about bestsellers of 2020 and let me just say it lived up to the hype! Without a doubt this is one of my most entertaining, unputdownable books I’ve…

Transcendent Kingdom

“I’m no longer interested in other worlds or spiritual planes. I’ve seen enough in a mouse to understand transcendence, holiness, redemption. In people, I’ve seen even more.” TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM by Yaa Gyasi is an intimate story about grief, addiction, and mental illness told through the experiences of a Ghanaian family living in Alabama. The story…

Leave the World Behind

I need to get this out of the way: LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND by Rumaan Alam scared the shit out of me! Never have I felt so unsettled by a book! This story burrowed a worm hole into my brain and I cannot stop thinking about it. An upper middle class white family rents a…

These Violent Delights

“All they were – all they had ever been – was a pair of sunflowers who each believed the other was the sun” Micah Nemerever’s debut novel THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS is a brutal dive into the complex and toxic relationship of two young men in 1970s Pittsburg. First meeting in their freshman ethics class, Paul…

Luster

“‘I’m an open book,’ I say, thinking of all the men who have found it illegible.” LUSTER by Raven Leilani is a mesmerizing debut novel with stunning prose, complex characters, and a story that is unconformable, darkly comical, and absolutely fascinating!! Edie – a 23-year-old black woman living in New York City – is unenthusiastic…