The Gremlin’s Library: An Unkindness of Ghosts by River Solomon

I've heard plenty about An Unkindness of Ghosts, although very little on its actual subject matter; it's a book that is recommended a lot especially by people who love diverse books. I don't blame them - An Unkindness of Ghosts is an incredible book that I will probably only ever read once. Because, damn. Rivers Solomon is a Black, … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: An Unkindness of Ghosts by River Solomon

The Gremlin’s Library: Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

This book was fun! I've gotten into the habit of picking up books by covers and/or recs alone, because of the sense of mystery; either I'll love something or I'll hate it. One of the downsides of this, though, is that I don't always know which audience is written for. Salt is a middle-grade novel that follows … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

ICYMI: Reedsy Review – ‘Devolution’ by Ami J. Sanghvi

Gorgeously wrought prose poetry - sometimes overcomplicated - that challenges religious assumptions with tragic fury Ami J. Sanghvi's 'Devolution' is a rare beast; a collection of prose poetry with the fire and bite of 20- and 21st century confessional and political literature, and the linguistic mastery and complexity of the 18th-19th century classics. 'Devolution' is … Continue reading ICYMI: Reedsy Review – ‘Devolution’ by Ami J. Sanghvi

First Chapter Thoughts: Dragon Physician by Joyce Chng

One of the tropes that can go either tremendously well or terrifyingly badly in speculative fiction is the inverted gender role society; a matriarchy, usually oppressive, that denies men rights. Written by cis men, it's unbearably self-victimizing. Written by cis women, it's interesting but usually incredibly cissexist and binary. (There are a few examples that … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Dragon Physician by Joyce Chng

Ghosts in Quicksilver: Chapter 2.10: …With Good Intentions

TW: Abuse by adults (referenced), isolation, claustrophobia, death, deliberate triggering/self-harm, panic attack, suicidal ideation, medical/psychiatric abuse (past), medical/psychiatric racism (past), lesbophobia (past), queer slur use  I’d been at Mrs. Chaudhury’s house for three or four days now, and Gurjas and I still hadn’t spoken. Not for any particular reason. I don’t think he was mad … Continue reading Ghosts in Quicksilver: Chapter 2.10: …With Good Intentions