ARC Review: Invasions | A Shining Example of Queer Speculative Fiction

ARC Review: Invasions | A Shining Example of Queer Speculative Fiction

TITLE: Invasions.
AUTHOR: Calvin Gimpelevich
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Instar Books
GENRE: Speculative Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: short stories, queer fiction, bodies, debut collection, #ownvoices
REPRESENTATION: trans women, trans men, amputee, m/m relationships, f/f relationships, transracial adoptee, people of colour, 
CONTENT NOTICES: 
eating disorder, body dysmorphia, body dysphoria, non-consensual bodily interactions, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, body horror, abusive relationships, gaslighting, potential pedophilia, sexual realignment surgery, humiliation, police violence

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Book Review: Small Island | An Incredible Insight into Interracial Relations in post-WW2 Britain

Book Review: Small Island | An Incredible Insight into Interracial Relations in post-WW2 Britain

TITLE: Small Island
AUTHOR: Andrea Levy
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2004; Headline Review
GENRE: Historical Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: Jamaican immigration to Britain, interracial relations, WW2, colonial Britain
REPRESENTATION: 
women of colour, people of colour, migrants, female protagonists, PTSD 
CONTENT NOTICES: 
racism, anti-blackness, racist slurs, racial violence

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Mini Reviews: The Tensorate Series | One word: Incredible

Mini Reviews: The Tensorate Series | One word: Incredible

Let me start my review off by saying that this series by J.Y Yang is legitimately incredible and deserves all of the stars ever. It’s a beautifully written novella series which contains a breathtaking world, intriguing characters, human/animal relations, and fascinating stories which expertly combine into an overarching plot. Each novella contributes something new, offering different perspectives which keeps the story fresh as well as a rich depth and breadth to the world, which by the way, is AMAZING. I tore through all 3 books in just a few days and cemented J.Y Yang as an auto-buy author for me!

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ARC Review : The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories | An Enchanting, Sexy and Outstanding Anthology

ARC Review : The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories | An Enchanting, Sexy and Outstanding Anthology

TITLE: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Solaris
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: anthology, diverse stories about djinn, cultural diversity
REPRESENTATION:
women of color, people of color, m/m, Muslim 
CONTENT NOTICES:
possession of children, physically binding women, explicit sexual scenes, incest between siblings, death, torture

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ARC Review: Sky In The Deep | A Beautiful Nordic Fantasy that Never Quite Reaches Its Peak

ARC Review: Sky In The Deep | A Beautiful Nordic Fantasy that Never Quite Reaches Its Peak

TITLE: Sky in the Deep
AUTHOR: Adrienne Young
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2018; Wednesday Books
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: first-person narration, hate-to-love romance, Nordic fantasy
REPRESENTATION:
female MC
CONTENT NOTICES:
sexual harassment & humiliation, violence, death, enslavement, prisoner of war

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