Mini review: She Would Be King

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore From Goodreads Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still … Continue reading Mini review: She Would Be King

Book review: The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates From Goodreads Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her — but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with … Continue reading Book review: The Water Dancer

Mini review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe From Goodreads In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most … Continue reading Mini review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle From Goodreads One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, … Continue reading Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Book review: This is How You Lose the Time War

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone From Goodreads Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. . Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. … Continue reading Book review: This is How You Lose the Time War