• Liar, Dreamer, Thief by Maria Dong

    Liar, Dreamer, Thief by Maria Dong

    β€œOnce upon a time, there was a girl with a vivid imagination, one who was not entirely sane. She was afraid of many things that weren’t real, but she didn’t tell anyone. They would’ve sent her far, far away, and she wasn’t ready to go.” Liar, Dreamer, Thief had all of the ingredients to be… READ MORE

  • My Darkest Prayer by S.A. Cosby

    My Darkest Prayer by S.A. Cosby

    Not to sound dramatic but I feel betrayed. Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears managed to be gripping and gritty reads that managed to pack an emotional punch. The only nice thing I can say about My Darkest Prayer is that it attests to Cosby having grown as an author. My Darkest Prayer reads like a… READ MORE

  • The Human Zoo by Sabina Murray

    The Human Zoo by Sabina Murray

    Written with compelling self-assurance The Human Zoo focuses on Ting, a Filipino-American journalist in her late forties whose marriage is close to collapse. Ting decides to go to Manila, where she seeks refuge in her Tita Rosa’s house, who still dotes on her like she was a child. Ting’s motivations for this journey are ambiguous,… READ MORE

  • In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir by Deb JJ Lee

    In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir by Deb JJ Lee

    β€œI love you when you’re at your lowest just as much as at your best. Growing up is about being sad and angry sometimes.” What could have been a depressing and angsty coming-of-age is ultimately saved by a rewarding & bittersweet narrative arc. As a Korean-American teen girl in the very white New Jersey suburbs,… READ MORE

  • Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

    Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

    Bad Cree was one of my most anticipated 2023 releases and while I did like it, it didn’t quite live up to its premise as it ultimately reads as one of those debuts that manages to be both refreshing (in its imagery, in its lack of the usual romance subplot) and cliched (in its storyline,… READ MORE

  • Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

    Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

    That was what Lethe and the societies demanded. Secrecy. Loyalty. Well, fuck them. In Hell Bent, the long-awaited sequel to the high-octane Ninth House, we are reunited with the danger-prone and dangerous Alex Stern. Still recovering from her several near-death experiences, and attempting to keep up with her coursework and maintain the facade of being… READ MORE