One of the main things that I've learnt in the past year of book bloggery is that I read a pretty wide range of genres, written almost exclusively by straight, white people. I haven't specifically counted but I think there's a pretty even split between male and female authors because I do enjoy a good … Continue reading What’s the Opposite of Diverse? Mainstream Publishing
Synopsis: An ancient war. A long-told prophecy. A cursed Inheritance. If you were destined to die, how would you choose to live? Between the shadows of the human world, a war as old as time is being fought. Ageless pantheons scheme to obtain or keep control, provoked by the weight of human belief which has … Continue reading Review: The Butterfly Crest (The Protogenoi Series Book #1) by Eva Vanrell
Synopsis: Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their own, they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for suburban paradise is give up their freedom … Continue reading Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Synopsis: 2035 A.D. After the 2nd American Civil War Jack Pasternak, a laid-back California doctor, receives a garbled distress call from his fiancée in Maryland before her transmissions stop altogether. Unfortunately for Jack, citizens of the Blue States are no longer allowed to cross Red America. He is faced with an impossible … Continue reading Review: Every Kingdom Divided by Stephen Kozeniewski
Synopsis: Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, … Continue reading Review: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Synopsis: In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu … Continue reading Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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