‘Romanov’ Walks, Then Sprints | A Spoiler-Free Review

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Brandes combined that knowledge with a world where magic could be harnessed. And she wrote a story that made my heart stop and restart several times.

‘Kingdom of Copper’ Has Me Reeling | A Spoiler-Free Review

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This is not your usual fantasy ‘sophomore slump’ sequel. This book was every bit as enthralling as the first one; possibly a bit more.

‘The Luminous Dead’ Lights Up My Life | A Spoiler-Free Review

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Honestly, all I should have to say to sell this book is: High-tech sci-fi cave explorer on a mystery mission.

10 Books to Read by Muslim #OwnVoices Authors

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Enjoy this list of top-notch #OwnVoices by Muslim authors. Support these authors as they do what they love — write — in a world that only recently deemed their stories ‘good enough.’

When Reading Becomes Toxic

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The only thing that made me feel better was reading, and the only thing that made me worse was coming back into reality.

‘Wicked Saints’ is Everything I Needed | A Spoiler-Free Review

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I was somehow deeply invested. I needed to know this story, these characters, this setting.

Impossibly Good: ‘The Impossible Girl’ | A Spoiler-Free Review

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★★★★★ How do you know when a book is good? In the moment, lots of books seem amazing if their plots are interesting. You can argue that any book that keeps your attention long enough for you to finish it … Read More

Yakult and Scrunchies: ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Lacked Some Korean Representation

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before isn’t just a great new rom com for viewers to sink their teeth into – it’s also an example of Asian representation on screen today.

Fictionist Opinion: The Book World Doesn’t Need to De-Politicize

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Libraries are awesome and everyone should support them even if they are ‘weaponized in the new sexual revolution’ (which is a plus for me, TBH).

‘A Touch of Gold’ Shines Bright | A Spoiler-Free Review

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★★★★☆ You have never read a fantasy retelling like this.  I was vaguely interested in A Touch of Gold because it was a retelling of the story of King Midas from the point of view of his daughter. It seemed … Read More

‘Girls of Paper and Fire’ Welcomes YA Into 2018 | A Spoiler-Free Review

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2018 is here: A book with trigger warnings and a stellar LGBT romance is being championed by a big time publisher.

Read the first three chapters of A Court of Frost and Starlight here!

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Read the first 72 pages of A Court of Frost and Starlight with us, for free!

Read the first 180+ pages of ‘Tower of Dawn’ for free

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You can read the first several chapters, or 185 pages, of Tower of Dawn here!

Fiction Forward #10: Your Beta Reader

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Jackie welcomes Cat Skinner of Your Beta Reader to the show to chat about beta reading and sensitivity reading!

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