The True Queen by Zen Cho

Genre : Historical FantasyDate Published : March 12, 2019Publisher : Ace Books I picked up Zen Cho’s first novel The Sorcerer to the Crown waaaaay back in 2016. I was living in London, finishing up my dissertation, and in desperate need of a light-hearted book to get me through the week. A Waterstones employee handed me aContinue reading “The True Queen by Zen Cho”

Sirens Conference

For my blog post this week, I’m switching things up a bit! Throughout the year, I’d like to write about finding and building community as a writer – whether that be online or in person, local or abroad. Whatever form your writing community takes, what’s important is that you create a support system that bestContinue reading “Sirens Conference”

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : July 9, 2019Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers Hello! This week I’m trying out a slightly different review format. Writing book synopses always gives me major anxiety, so this week I’m starting out with the synopsis provided by the publisher, then jumping straight into my review! Maia TamarinContinue reading “Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim”

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Fantasy, Young AdultDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : Macmillan I first heard of Leigh Bardugo when I attended the amazing Sirens conference in October 2018. Bardugo was one of four amazing keynote speakers at the conference, and I immediately fell for this extremely witty, badass, and inspiring writer. She talked about Mediocre White Men,Continue reading “King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo”

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Genre : Magical Realism, HorrorDate Published : October 3, 2017Publisher : Graywolf Press I first picked up this collection in October 2018, right around the time I was getting back into writing short stories myself, and it reopened my eyes to how joyously weird writing can be. When the Feminist Sci Fi Book Club I recently started attending chose this collectionContinue reading “Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado”