Tag: books

June 12, 2024
The Silence Project by Carole Hailey

All in all, The Silence Project is a novel with bold aspirations. It meets some of those but falls short in other ways

May 31, 2024
The Smoke That Thunders by Erhu Kome

If you're looking for a very well-written, pretty-covered book to introduce young readers to African Fantasy, The Smoke That Thunders has you well covered.

March 2, 2024
Why You Should Write Book Reviews

Book reviews aren't just a jumble of words on how a book made you feel but also a veritable document that you can quickly refer to when your memories temporarily fail you.

January 24, 2024
What Are Online Book Clubs?

The primary purpose of virtually every book club, whether online or otherwise, is to develop its members and, by extension, improve their lives.

October 10, 2023
The Usurper's Dream (A Weaving of The First Gods #) by Yeayi Kobina

Yeayi Kobina's storytelling is top-notch, and The Usurper's Dream is just the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.

September 22, 2023
Exploring Character Introduction in Novels: Blood Scion, Beasts of No Nation, and The Poppy War

My primary issue with Blood Scion revolves around its strong focus on outlining the protagonist's dire circumstances right from the first page.

January 14, 2023
An Orchestra Of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

This is a beautifully written story, a love story, an odyssey, and ultimately a tragedy. An undeniable stunner.

September 16, 2022
The House of Shells by Efua Traore

As usual, I have nothing but praise for Efua's writing. It's easy to read, and you're sure to stay glued to the story.

March 19, 2022
Deceived By The Gargoyles (Monstrous Matches #2) by Lilian Lark

Hi, So monster romance is all the rage right now in the romance world, and this unicorn had to get in on some action. I mean, who cares about regular human peens....we need some monster vitamin D up in this house. I mean, they provide more nutrients for everyone *wink, wink*. The book I will […]

March 8, 2022
The Wisdom of Crowds (The Age of Madness #3) by Joe Abercrombie

The bloodthirsty deviousness and callousness that came to Rikke and Leo ( I spare no sympathy for him anyway), the kindness that would sometimes peek through Savine's hard veneer - it was just too much for my poor heart to handle.

February 25, 2022
The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Haruna Attah

Slavery, kingship, courage, patriarchy, domestic violence, education, and love were some of the themes covered in this novel. This body of work displays Ayesha's rich knowledge and storytelling, and subtle humor.

January 24, 2022
A Broken People's Playlist by Chimeka Garricks

Love, cheating, heartbreak, domestic violence, family, police brutality were some of the themes covered in this collection of short stories because this collection is infused with the magic of evocative storytelling you might be drawn to or haunted by a character or two. 

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