The Gremlin’s Library: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

TW: This review and book deal with slavery and intergenerational trauma, as pertaining to the Black American experience. So I wasn't totally sold on the Riordanverse books, I'll admit. The idea seemed nice - but I wasn't sure how they were going to go. Dragon Pearl was incredible, and that helped ease my concern. But Tristan Strong? Tristan Strong … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

The Gremlin’s Library: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

This book and review deal with cancer, abortion, iffy consent re: surgical procedures and manipulation/abuse. This is also a review with spoilers for the WHOLE book, including the whodunit twist - so please read ahead with caution. Oof, oof, oof. This book was. Hard. I rated it five stars because holy christ I felt EVERYTHING, … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

The Gremlin’s Library: Pluralities, Or by Avi Silver

Full disclosure! I was a hired sensitivity reader for this novella, so I acknowledge that there might be some bias. Also, a TW for misgendering and dysphoria within both the book and review.  It's not particularly a secret how much I love the Shale Project - started by Avi Silver and Sienna Tristen in 2018, … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Pluralities, Or by Avi Silver

First Chapter Thoughts: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

I made a point of seeking out Black horror to read in February, and the first book I read was the wonderful but strange White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi. The second is The Changeling by Victor LaValle - published more recently than the first (2017) but opening on the lives of two people in the late 60s-early … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

The Gremlin’s Library: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

I've been meaning to read some of Seanan McGuire's books for a long time, but - do you ever get that thing when a book or author comes so highly recommended that you're scared of reading it because it might not live up to the hype? Well, I'm ace, and Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway is … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire