Railway Jack [KT Johnston]

Railway Jack by KT Johnston and illustrated by César Samaniego is such an amazingly inspirational story about a disabled man and the service animal, a monkey called Jack, who changes his life. After losing both of his legs in an accident, Jim struggled to keep up with the daily requirements of his job. He soon…

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Tales from Behind the Window [Edanur Kuntman]

In many ways, Tales from Behind the Window by Edanur Kuntman is an extremely difficult read. A graphic novel that follows the story of the author's grandmother, an Anatolian woman whose life was filled with many hardships as a result of the male dominance within her culture. The most egregious of which was the forced marriage at…

Of Curses and Kisses [Sandhya Menon]

Over the years, retellings have come to be one of my favorite types of novels. Of them all, Beauty and the Beast is one that I've always been rather eager to pick up. With its added diversity, there was no question that I'd be incredibly excited to pick up Sandhya Menon's Of Curses and Kisses. A modernized Beauty and…

The Guinevere Deception [Kiertsen White]

Oh, what an amazing premise and damn, what a devastating flop. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White should have been all sorts of brilliant, but instead turned out to be nothing more than a major disappointment. And really, what that all comes down to for me is the fact that I can't get behind this as…

Nothing Special (S1) [Katie Cook]

I fell utterly in love with Katie Cook's Nothing Special insanely fast. A comic series that I found on Webtoon, Nothing Special is a story about a teenage girl who has always felt like somewhat of an outcast in the human world and prefers to talk to the spirits of plants all non-humans can see than the humans around…