ARC Review: Wicked Saints | The Wicked and the Divine

ARC Review: Wicked Saints | The Wicked and the Divine

TITLE: Wicked Saints
AUTHOR: Emily A. Duncan
SERIES: Something Dark and Holy
RELEASED: April 2019; Wednesday Books
GENRE: NA Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Russian & Polish inspired, magic, gods, holy war, romance, morally grey characters
REPRESENTATION:
bisexual male (main), lesbian (side)

Content Notices

blood, self-harm, torture, war, alcohol dependency, death, abduction, violence

 

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ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction

ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction

TITLE: A Memory Called Empire
AUTHOR: Arkady Martine
SERIES: Texicalaan
RELEASED: April 2019; Tor
GENRE: Science-Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Political science fiction, space opera, empire and imperialism, non-western setting, great world-building, political intrigue
REPRESENTATION: 
brown-skinned characters (side), female protagonist, f/f relationship (main), bisexual (side) with both male and female love interests, elderly (side) 

Content Notices

Murder, attempted murder, poisoning, descriptions of blistering skin, bombing, pink mist, suicide, death, brain surgery, political violence

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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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ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…

ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…

TITLE: Blackfish City
AUTHOR: Sam J. Miller
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2018; Ecco
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: environmentalism, capitalism, wealth inequality, poverty, technology
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, queer, f/f, indigenous characters
CONTENT NOTICES:
violence, death

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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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