Saturday Smalls: 24th August 2019 | Silkpunk, Latinx Poetry, WW2 & NSFW Graphic Novels

Saturday Smalls: 24th August 2019 | Silkpunk, Latinx Poetry, WW2 & NSFW Graphic Novels

Welcome to Saturday Smalls, a weekly review feature which was originally created by Destiny at Howling Libraries!

Each Saturday Smalls will include a handful of mini-reviews for books that I’ve read but didn’t get a chance to review at the time and, once I catch up, I will then use it to review books I don’t feel I can commit to doing a full review for. A huge thank you to the lovely Destiny for letting me adopt Saturday Smalls.

This week’s mini-review round-up includes:

  1. Adult Fantasy/Silkpunk novel
  2. YA Contemporary/Poetry
  3. Adult historical fiction novel
  4. Adult graphic novels

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Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

TITLE: Defy the Stars (#1) / Defy the Worlds (#2)
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
SERIES: Constellations
RELEASED: April 2017/ April 2018 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback / eBook

KEY INFO: artificial intelligence, interstellar war, space journeys, complex ethical issues, romance, switching POV in third person
REPRESENTATION:
female MC who is descended from Chilean relatives
CONTENT NOTICES:
 kidnapping, AI experiments on children, bombing of innocent civilians

#1: amazon / book depository / goodreads
#2: amazon / book depository / goodreads

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ARC Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack | A Diverse Anthology which Champions Women in STEM

ARC Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack | A Diverse Anthology which Champions Women in STEM

TITLE: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack
AUTHOR: edited by Paige Daniels and Mary Fan
SERIES: Brave New Girls
RELEASED: June 2018; Brave New Girls
GENRE: MG/YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: all female protags, girls who can, anthology, supportive relationships
REPRESENTATION: 
f/f romances, trans girl, black women, asian women, tourettes, wheelchair user, girls who use assistive tech
CONTENT NOTICES: 
bullying, imprisonment, kidnapping, some stories have problematic racial rep

amazon / barnes and noblegoodreads

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ARC Review: Green Jay and Crow | Bizarre Creatures and Alternate Realities

ARC Review: Green Jay and Crow | Bizarre Creatures and Alternate Realities

TITLE: Green Jay and Crow
AUTHOR: DJ Daniels
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: December 2018; Abaddon
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: Physical

KEY INFO: humanity, friendship, alternate realities, time travel, technology 
REPRESENTATION: 
Female MC
CONTENT NOTICES: 
Kidnapping

amazon / book depositorygoodreads

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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

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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