A critical look at characters like Blade, Akasha, and Max, all vampires, all black, and all marginalized, even in their own narratives. Continue reading Why Do Black Vampires Suck?
Jordan Ifueko builds a solid foundation for the reader before delving into the thick of it. First we meet a lonely child with a mysterious power and an even more mysterious lineage. We see her rigorous training and find out the sinister purpose, all within the first two chapters. We quickly learn the lay of the land, meeting children from every part of the country, … Continue reading Raybearer review
This book was simply amazing. Rivers Solomon is an expert of the slow burn. Each word precisely measured to maximize tension and draw you deeper into the story. Imagine yourself at 16, full of rebellion, questions, and if you’re Vern, also pregnant by a man you were forced to marry. Raised in Cainland, a place apart from the rest of the world, yet she had … Continue reading Sorrowland Review
Amazon.com Andrea Lee’s Red Island House makes for an interesting beach read. Told over several decades, Shay’s many adventures and experiences on the fictional island of Naratrany, Madagascar are recounted in a series of short stories almost like journal entries. So, I didn’t love this book, but I didn’t hate it either. The structure of the book made it feel like I was continually ready … Continue reading Red Island House Review
Photo: Goodreads.com Brit Bennett weaves an intricate tale of sisterhood, family and finding one’s identity in this decades spanning novel. Told first from the perspectives of the Vignes twins, Desiree and Stella; then from the perspectives of their daughters, Jude and Kennedy, the story gives readers an intimate look at four women trying to find their place in society and maybe a little happiness along … Continue reading The Vanishing Half Review
Quick Recap This week’s episode picks up where episode 5 left off. Hippolyta and Dee travel to the ruins of the mansion. She finds proof that George was there, confirming her doubts about his death. Later, Hippolyta finally gets the orrery working and she discovers a secret compartment. It contains a key and a set of coordinates. She follows them to an old observatory. She … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 7: Soul Searching