Posts in Fiction
Pachinko: Review

Pachinko is one of those books that rips your heart out, but then tenderly stitches the pieces back together for you. Min Jin Lee has crafted- yes, "crafted," because this story is an exquisite tapestry woven of narratives and heartbreak- an incredible story of love and loss, faith and family. It's all rooted in history, with experiences inspired by interviews that Lee had with South Korean migrants in Japan. Read on for my review below!

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Dread Nation: Review

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland was an incredibly hyped book for me, one reason being that the cover itself featured a woman of color. How! Badass! Is! That! There's been some controversy recently about the author and her comments about who she considers to actually be people of color... but I read this book and formulated my review before this all went down. And down, it went. It's pretty draining to even think about but rest assured, my review below is based entirely on what I read within these 455 pages and not what I read on Twitter.

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Blood and Sand: Review

I am always ready to read a good historical fiction and when I heard that Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk is a genderbent retelling of Spartacus- consider me sold! Now, I've always been intrigued by gladiatorial Rome even though I'm a huge chicken and can't sit through any of the movies. A YA retelling was perfect for me and Blood and Sand truly did not disappoint.

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Chemistry: Review

I promised myself at the start of the year to be more conscious about the books I buy and make more of an effort to support authors color. When I joined Book of the Month recently, I knew that Chemistry by Weike Wang was one of the books that I wanted to pick up! This was a very short read at just 224 pages- so I don't know why it's taken me so long to write this review!

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