The Test by Sylvain Neuvel – Book Review (Speculative Fiction)

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel is a speculative fiction novella that is a mindfuck of societal critiques wrapped into a neat and unsuspecting little package. It follows Idir, who is an Iranian, Muslim man who is taking the British citizenship test that consists of twenty-five simple questions. However, whilst taking the exam, something godawfully dangerous…

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: A Precise, Poignant, & Purposeful Narrative on Cultural Identity & the Strength of Women – Book Review (Historical Fiction)

The Island of Sea Women by Chinese-American author Lisa See is historical fiction story about two women—Mi-ja and Young-sook—who developed a deep-seated friendship as children; one that would follow them throughout their lives, via every obstacle and awe-inspiring challenge that befell them, together and as individuals. Their journey is set on the Korean island of…