Book Reviews

Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Genre : Alternate history/FantasyDate Published : March 28, 2006Publisher : Del Ray For this week’s blog post, I’m doing a bit of a throwback ~ His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (the first in the Temeraire series!). The past few months I’ve been reading quite a lot of Regency fantasy novels (Sorcerer Royal series by… Continue reading Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Book Reviews

Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : MIRA Books I first heard about this book in one of my grad school classes, my professor pulling up the Amazon page for it to show us the “front matter” - the copyright info, the publisher, the ISBN, date of publication, etc. We didn’t even… Continue reading Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre : Short StoryPublished : October 2, 2006 / June 1, 2010Publisher : Granta / Anchor When Emory and I came up with the idea to recommend a short story to each other for this week’s post, I was at a loss for a while. It was like every short story I had ever read… Continue reading Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionInitially Published : August 2014, Reprint: January 2015 Publisher : Twelfth Planet Press/Strange Horizons With a busy next few weeks ahead of us, Sara and I decided to switch things up a bit for our next two blog posts! This Sunday and next Sunday, we’ll each be reviewing a… Continue reading Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

Book Reviews

Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

Genre : Historical FantasyDate Published : March 12, 2019Publisher : Ace Books I picked up Zen Cho’s first novel The Sorcerer to the Crown waaaaay back in 2016. I was living in London, finishing up my dissertation, and in desperate need of a light-hearted book to get me through the week. A Waterstones employee handed… Continue reading Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

Book Reviews

Book Review | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionDate Published : September 29, 2015Publisher : Henry Holt and Company Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows (the first in a duology) was lended to me by Emory when she came down to visit in February, because, as she put it many times, “You’re going to love it!” (And spoiler… Continue reading Book Review | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Writing Community

Writing Community: Sirens Conference

For my blog post this week, I'm switching things up a bit! Throughout the year, I'd like to write about finding and building community as a writer - whether that be online or in person, local or abroad. Whatever form your writing community takes, what's important is that you create a support system that best… Continue reading Writing Community: Sirens Conference

Book Reviews

Book Review | Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Genre : Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Magical RealismDate Published : March 5, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books I was first introduced to Helen Oyeyemi during my junior year of undergrad in a course titled “The Novel and its Secrets.” We read a short story from her collection, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, and I knew… Continue reading Book Review | Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi