Michelle and Sophie Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Sophie and I recently read and LOVED the same book, so I thought it was only fair for us to jointly review it. Our enthusiasm for Children of Blood and Bone knows no bounds!

M: Holy world building, Batman! This book is fantastic. The world Adeyemi has created is so detailed, the characters are wonderful, even the animals are amazingly described. Add to that the fact that this is a clear allegory to our times and then sit back in awe that this future YA classic is a debut.

Michelle Reviews: Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys is a devastating novel. It will grieve you in the way our news cycle seems to be an unceasing parade of grief. But it is also hopeful, full of compassion, and a compelling case for the fact that "we can all do better, be better, live better." Jerome's story is heartbreaking, and the telling of it is necessary. Just as the telling of Emmett Till's story is necessary, though it so often goes untold.

Katherine Reviews: Furyborn

Furyborn is the latest fantasy novel by Claire Legrand.  When I first saw the blurb for this book I added it to my TBR and scooped up a copy as quickly as possible.

"Two queens will rise. One with the power to save the world. One with the power to destroy it."

That’s all I needed to hear to know I had to read this book!  

The story is told in two points of view, that of Rielle Dardenne and Eliana Ferracora, two fierce women living more than a thousand years apart.  

Sophie Reviews Circe

Madeline Miller’s Circe was a fantastic way to end a rather difficult year for me. I have to say that when I first opened the cover and began to read, I had no idea I would find myself completely immersed. Ancient gods and goddesses come to life in this book. Heroes are no longer blurry outlines in old stories but living, breathing characters rich in color. Circe was a name I’ll admit I had forgotten. She was no more to me than a witch who turned men into pigs and helped Odysseus on his journey home.

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