Book Recommendations: 5 Reasons to Read A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton

Edited by Dhonielle Clayton, this diverse young adult science-fiction and fantasy anthology is one of the best narrative compilations that I have read all year long. Today, rather than give you a traditional book review, I thought it would be fun to highlight five awesome reasons why y’all should give this title a try, especially if you’re a fan of the sci-fi and fantasy genres.

Rangoli by Pavana Reddy – Book Review

Rangoli by Pavana Reddy is an #OwnVoices collection of poetry and the author’s debut published book. Ms. Reddy is a South Asian-Fijian woman, who self-published her collection in July 2017. Rangoli has poetry pertaining to life as a woman, romance, and what it means to be an immigrant in a land where people don’t understand…

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim is an #OwnVoices Chinese literature, young adult fantasy novel. Even though the novel has a twelve-year old main character and is classified as a middle-grade read, the content and subject matter of the  book would be more appropriate for mid-to-older teens, personally speaking. It was originally published in January…

12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween

With Halloween just shy of a week away, I decided to share some of my favourite books to read around this spoopy time of year! All of the novels listed here are fantastic fright-night narratives with spookatcular elements in one form or another, and I gave them all 3.5 stars or higher! There are even…

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – A Book Review

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a young adult fantasy re-telling of the Peter Pan story, originally written by J.M. Barrie. Told from the perspective of a tiny faerie named Tinker Belle, the book is about a young adolescent Indigenous girl named Tiger Lily. Viewed as an outcast, Tiger Lily is a very lonely…