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
Quick Recap The group arrives back at Hippolyta’s house and immediately begins preparations to do a spell to save Dee. Tic unbinds the Book of Names then he and Leti faint, their consciousnesses plunged into a spirit realm. Tic comes face to face with Hannah and she tells him her story and outlines a plan to defeat Christina. Afterward, he meets his mother and she … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 10:
Quick Recap Everyone is in a panic over Dee’s condition. She’s unconscious, feverish, and her left arm is deteriorated, whithering away. Ruby gets Christina to help, revealing their secret relationship. Christina comes but the news isn’t great. Without Lancaster’s blood or the Book of Names, she can’t cure Dee. She offers to reverse the curse’s progress, buying Dee time. Luckily, Hippolyta arrives just in time. … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 9
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
Quick recap Ruby gets recruited to the dark side. After her night with William, Ruby awakes in a strange bed and finds herself inhabiting an even stranger body. A look in the mirror confirms what she already knows, she’s somehow in the body of a white woman, a woman we all know as Dell. She runs home to the southside, ranting like a mad woman. … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 5: Out of body