Legendborn [Tracy Deonn]

To be able to trace one's family back that far is something I have never fathomed. My family only knows back to the generation after Emancipation. It is truly impossible to look at Tracy Deonn's Legendborn in a way that does not elucidate race and generational trauma in an incredibly unique way. The depths to…

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars [Christopher Paolini]

I very much screamed when I found out that Christopher Paolini was publishing a new novel. In fact, I tried incredibly hard to get my hands on an ARC of this book. Having loved this author's work since I was a young girl, there was no question that I needed to read his newest work.…

Crime Puzzles [Diane Vogt]

I've always been a huge fan of puzzles and brain teasers. My curiosity was piqued when I came across Crime Puzzles: Short Forensic Mysteries to Challenge Your Inner Amateur Detective. Part of a series of 60-Second Brain Teasers by M. Diane Vogt, this was certainly an intriguing collection, though I think 60 seconds is a…

A Little Bit Different [Claire Alexander]

Have you ever come across a book that is great but also not so great? And it's this way for a few reasons, but a lot of it ultimately comes down to interpretation? I feel like Claire Alexander's A Little Bit Different has a beautiful message that's important but also has so many different possible…