The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

4 stars All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she is a strega--a magic wielder. Teo herself can turn people into decorative objects--which is handy when dealing with the DiSangro's enemies--but common belief is that they are figures out of fairytales--not real people. Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to … Continue reading The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

2.5 stars Elsa lives in a world made by her mother through the scientific branch of scriptology where a person can write new worlds. But, when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must travel to the real world--historical 19th-century Italy--where she finds a secret society of young people with gifts like her … Continue reading DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare