Book Review: The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter

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The Helm of Midnight is a dark, suspenseful, fantasy thriller. Ambitious world building, a multi-faceted magic system, and an exploration of the connected themes of morality, trauma, and family do the heavy lifting in this jack the ripper style mystery investigation.

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Book Review: The Unbroken

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Sometimes a book will just put you off kilter. Either in a good way or a bad way you end up unsure of what’s up or down. I kinda felt that way while reading The Unbroken by C.L. Clark. By the end I felt off and I’m still getting my bearings locked on to how I really feel about it.

The Unbroken is a story about colonialism, identity, rebellion, faith, love and betrayal. Clark weaves these themes into the narrative and what emerges is a tapestry that will move you, even if a few threads seem a little out of place.

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Book Review: The Deep

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Atmospheric and thought provoking. That’s my short analysis of The Deep by Rivers Solomon (with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes). The Deep will make you ponder what it means to be a people, the importance of history, and the roles individuals play within a society. Continue reading