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REVIEW: The Night Hunt by Alexandra Christo

Atia is a killer. She is also a lost girl, one who has had to deal with grief and loss. Alexandra Christo’s The Night Hunt is high on the scale of moral greyness we...

REVIEW: The Temple of Fortuna by Elodie Harper

The Temple of Fortuna ends Elodie Harper’s trilogy about Amara, an enslaved prostitute in Pompeii. These books are thoroughly modern, looking at self-determination of women in a society known for its patriarchy. Most of...

An Interview with Mariely Lares

Mariely Lares is a Mexican-American debut autor who has swept us away with her novel Sun of Blood and Ruin. A historical fantasy set in a post-conquest Mexico, full of strong characters, mythology and...

REVIEW: Sun of Blood and Ruin by Mariely Lares

Set in post-conquest Mexico, Mariely Lares’ Sun of Blood and Ruin is a fast-paced, smart historical fantasy. It is built around a multi-layered reimagining of the Zorro legend – the masked vigilante, the sorceress...

REVIEW: Forged by Blood by Ehigbor Okosun

Ehigbor Okosun debuts her refreshing new voice in a tale following Dèmi, a young woman who has had everything taken from her in an empire that wants her dead. Magic-users, known as Oluso, are...

REVIEW: The Jasad Heir by Sara Hashem

The Jasad Heir is a story about fate and corruption just as much as it is one about dark magic and romance. Sara Hashem’s debut Fantasy digs its roots deep into a very real...

REVIEW: The Last of the Atalanteans by P.L. Stuart

A drowned kingdom may rise again in The Last of the Atalanteans, the second volume of P.L. Stuart’s Drowned Kingdom Saga, a dark epic fantasy inspired by the mythology of Atlantis. The Last of...

REVIEW: The Pomegranate Gate by Ariel Kaplan

Ariel Kaplan isn’t a name that is widely known, but The Pomegranate Gate is set to change that. Set in a world heavily inspired by fifteenth century Spain, its Inquisition and antisemitic culture, this...

REVIEW: Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

While retellings have been on trend for a few years now, there is still a huge focus on Greek mythology. So Vaishnavi Patel’s Kaikeyi, based on stories and characters from the Ramayana is a...

REVIEW: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amélie Wen Zhao

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night is the start of a new series by Amélie Wen Zhao. An epic story in the crossover territory between YA and adult fantasy, strongly influenced by Zhao’s Chinese...