Today on Spotify we’re discussing The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson, a strong & magical feminist read dealing with racism, sexism, and change. Continue reading The Year of the Witching Review on Spotify
The Year of the Witching is an empowering read that gives power to women victimized and brutalized for their gender and the color of their skin. Continue reading Review of ‘The Year of the Witching’
Today on YouTube we’re discussing The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson, a strong & magical feminist read dealing with racism, sexism, and change. Continue reading Watch “The Year of the Witching Review” on YouTube
Today on YouTube we’re discussing A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, an amazing novel honoring West African folklore, highlighting the magic of storytelling. Continue reading Watch “A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Review” on YouTube
A wonderful sequel to McKinney’s hit A Blade so Black. Continue reading Review of ‘A Dream So Dark’ (The Nightmare-Verse #2)
A fresh and diverse retelling that spins a new tale surrounding the Wonderland universe with compelling detail. Continue reading A Diverse, Fun, & Action-Packed Retelling | Review of ‘A Blade So Black’ (A Blade So Black #1)
A beautiful and rich continuation of an already rich new world based on the interweaving of culture and magic. Continue reading Richness in a Story | Review of ‘Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2)’
By Cynthia Ayala
“In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life. A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.” — Goodreads
Expected publication is October 31, 2017, Beasts Made of Night is the debut novel of Tochi Onyebuchi that delves into fantasy within the young adult genre.
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By Cynthia Ayala
“Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do.
Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But just as she’s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them against a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs?” —Goodreads
Published July 11, 2017, by Speak Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor is the first in her YA fantasy series where magic and culture collide. Originally published back in 2011, the novel is being republished to mark the announcement of a long-awaited sequel.
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