Iron Widow begins with an authors note- one that explains the concept, the idea of putting a fictional, historical queen as a central character in a futuristic science fiction, with characters from history peppered throughout, all as mecha pilots. It's honest to goodness one of my favorite parts of the book, getting to see into … Continue reading Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao: A Review
Unearthed reimagines Jessica Cruz, a Green Lantern and superhero from DC Comics, as a teenaged girl with anxiety over the undocumented status of her family. It's a powerful story, about family, immigration, and what it means to do what's right, to trust others. I really enjoyed what it had to say, and will be recommending … Continue reading Unearthed by Lilliam Rivera: A Review
I love superheroes. More than that, I love the X-Men. Like, LOVE the X-Men. I haven’t experienced so much pure serotonin to my brain as I did when I read the recent Marauders comics for the first time. I’m obsessed with the concept and a lot of the characters. Imagine my excitement when I receive … Continue reading Triptych by Jaleigh Johnson: A Review
A cute sapphic romance with some fun plot point, but not super memorable.
As usual, thanks to the publisher and net galley for this ebook ARC! Was really excited to crack open a wonderfully queer paranormal story. The Dead and The Dark follows Logan, whose dads are the stars of a paranormal investigation television show, and Ashley, whose boyfriend just disappeared in the town of Snakebite. Logan's dad … Continue reading The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould: A Review