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: The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

TW: This book and review deal with heavy mental illness themes as well as race riots & the severe violence involved.  I've been involved in Book Twitter for a while now, but I'm still learning how to measure the tide of book announcements and getting hyped for new releases - and when Weight of Our … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

The Gremlin’s Library: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a SUCKER for mythology. Irish, Viking, Yoruba, West African... Anything with a mythic bent and a folkloric eye is pretty much automatically my favourite. So when Silvia Moreno-Garcia announced her Gods of Jade and Shadow as a Mayan fairytale, I was sold. Unfortunately I apparently wasn't the only one … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Gremlin’s Library: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

TW: This book deals explicitly with homophobic violence, which I'll be discussing below. Damn. Damn, this book wrecked me. I read The Grief Keeper as the group book for Latinx Book Bingo, and I knew it was gonna be hard, but it just. It came right for my neck. The Grief Keeper follow two Salvadoran … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante