Book Review: River of Teeth | Feral Hippos and a Rag-Tag Bunch Come Together in this Diverse Alt-History Novella

Book Review: River of Teeth | Feral Hippos and a Rag-Tag Bunch Come Together in this Diverse Alt-History Novella

TITLE: River of Teeth
AUTHOR: Sarah Gailey
SERIES: American Hippo
RELEASED: May 2017; Tom Doherty Associates
GENRE: Fantasy/Alternate History
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: novella, fantasy western, human-animal relations, scoundrel mission
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, people of colour, queer romance, pregnancy, gender fluidity
CONTENT NOTICES:
violence, gory deaths

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Nine Worlds | Reading List Reviews

Nine Worlds | Reading List Reviews

Before I packed myself off to Nine Worlds this year, I set myself a little reading list that I hoped I could conquer before attending. However, setting myself the task of reading 3 books in only 4 days was clearly not the most realistic of goals but I did read 2/3 books and was donated two amazing trilogies by fellow 9W attendees which I also want to share with you!

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ARC Review: Where the Stars Rise: Asian SFF | A Magical and Thought-Provoking Anthology, Packed Full of Diversity

ARC Review: Where the Stars Rise: Asian SFF | A Magical and Thought-Provoking Anthology, Packed Full of Diversity

TITLE: Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy
AUTHOR: Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2017; Laksa Media Groups
GENRE: Science Fiction & Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Anthology, #ownvoices, speculative fiction, alternative histories, cultural tradition, folklore
REPRESENTATION: MC’s of colour, disabled characters
CONTENT NOTICES: Immigration, poverty, sexual abuse, child abuse, slavery, discrimination, ableism, death, violence, racism, child neglect.

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Book review: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here | The Background Characters Take Over

Book review: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here | The Background Characters Take Over

TITLE: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
AUTHOR: Patrick Ness
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: August 2015; Walker Books
GENRE: Magical Realism
FORMAT: Library Hardback

KEY INFO: Coming of age, superpowers in contemporary society, young adult struggles, super cute friendships, not the Chosen Ones, romances
REPRESENTATION:
OCD (MC), gay men, eating disorder, woman of colour, anxiety
CONTENT NOTICES:
OCD loops (minor injuries), discussion of eating disorders, discussion of suicidal thoughts, anti-depressants

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ARC Review: The Belles | Scandalous Secrets, Powerful Magic & Revolutionary Ideals

ARC Review: The Belles | Scandalous Secrets, Powerful Magic & Revolutionary Ideals

TITLE: The Belles
AUTHOR: Dhonielle Clayton
SERIES: The Belles
RELEASED: February 2018; Disney-Hyperion
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Commodification of women’s bodies, magic, beauty, court politics, secrets and danger
REPRESENTATION:
women of colour (MC and side), f/f (side), body sizes 
CONTENT WARNINGS:
discussions of fatphobia, slavery, death of a queer character, emotional abuse and intimidation

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