The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

“With every item she tossed into the washer’s gaping mouth, she dissected every sentence she could recall saying to Neela, analysing the implications of her words and how they might have been interpreted.” The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya is an #OwnVoices South Asian-Canadian contemporary novel about two uniquely separate musicians that formulate a friendship afterContinue reading The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

The Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang

“Jie’s heart leaped into her throat. How had she not heard someone approach on the nightingale floors, or even open the door? She spun around, hand reaching for her bladed hairpin.” Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang is short story introduction to the author’s expansive #OwnVoices Chinese adult fantasy series, Legends of Tivara. It followsContinue reading The Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang

Not Good Enough: A Diverse Books Discussion + #MuslimShelfSpace Tour

“Even though I had the comfort of reading, I was faced with the same ostracization in the stories“ When I was a child, I loved books, even though they were at times painfully unkind to me as a Person of Colour. Because I had brown-skin, hair on my legs and arms and face, and aContinue reading Not Good Enough: A Diverse Books Discussion + #MuslimShelfSpace Tour

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

The sky shatters into smoking pieces that dissipate like dust in water as the veil comes falling down, revealing a painfully azure sky from the realm beyond. The mountains groan as dunes of golden sand rush to swallow them, their life snuffed out.” PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THE CITY OF BRASS INContinue reading The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

Crouched like a cat over the smouldering remains of a small fire—the sharp smell of burnt green wood filling the air—the djinn stared at her with a sort of wary curiosity in his bright green eyes.” The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is the first book in an #OwnVoices Islamic epic fantasy series calledContinue reading The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty