Review

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Review | 0 comments

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis – Book Review by Tsana Dolichva   From the Blurb: Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes. Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes...

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Fire & Shadow by T.G. Ayer – Book Review

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Race and Ethnicity, Review | 0 comments

Fire & Shadow (The Hand of Kali Series, Book #1) by T.G. Ayer – Book Review by Kelly Matsuura From the Blurb: Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her. Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he’s telling. Maya doesn’t believe the gods are real, doesn’t waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhounds become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new...

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Hero by Perry Moore – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 0 comments

From the Blurb: The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father’s pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he’s been asked to join the League – the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he’s gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch;...

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Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes – Book Review

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Review | 0 comments

Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes – Book Review by Tsana Dolichva   From the Blurb: After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed. Brilliant but...

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F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy – Book Review

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 0 comments

F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy – Book Review by Stevie Schafer From The Blurb: School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the competitive punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it’s about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings FTM lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don’t want to lose a...

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Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young – Book Review

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Race and Ethnicity, Review | 0 comments

Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young – Book Review by Kelly Matsuura  From the Blurb: When Leila moves to her new home, all she wants is a family, a place to belong. Instead she discovers the local ancient myths of the telesa spirit women are more than just scary stories. The more she finds out about her heritage, the more sinister her new home turns out to be. Embraced by a Covenant Sisterhood of earth’s elemental guardians – what will Leila choose? Her fiery birthright as a telesa? Or will she choose the boy who offers her his heart? Daniel – stamped with...

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