If you're looking for a historical fiction book set in Renaissance Europe with a touch of the fantastical Guy Gavriel Kay's got your back. This book is beyond beautiful in it writing, it's incredibly atmospheric and the setting itself really becomes a character. Perhaps not where is start with Kay (the Sarantine Mosiac Duology or Tigana are better start points) but if you've read his stuff and liked it, you'll love this!
This is a ya novel about a teenage bruja who mistakenly send her family to the realm of Los Lagos in trying to get rid of her powers.
Unfortunately a disappointing books. It lacks complexity in plot line and features a lot of ya tropes like the reluctant chosen one and bad boy with a sad past trope. The world building is cool and the book is very atmospheric. The inclusion of diversity and Latin culture was great though. #ya #diversebook
I really enjoyed this one though perhaps not as much as a few others. It's a space opera about an inter-species space crew who dig wormholes in space and take on a difficult and dangerous contract. The way it approaches sexuality is so amazing! The observations about humanity are so insightful. However, I wanted a little more tension through out to make it perfect.
#ownvoices #sff #bibliophile
"For us, the places we went were home. We didn't care if they were good or evil or neutral or what. We cared about the fact that for the first time we didn't have to pretend to be something we weren't. We just got to be. That made all the difference in the world."
The whimsical, wonderful, dark and insightful novella I didn't know I needed in my life until I read it. Also how often do we get asexual protagonists? Not very often. #fantasy #LGBT