A couple weeks ago, I came across a conundrum. I had read a book, and there were people of color featured in it, but it felt unequivocally white. There were some characters of color, but they were trussed up in medieval style clothing and medieval culture with lords and ladies and princes, princesses, too-tight corsets, … Continue reading What Qualifies as “Diverse”?
3 stars They call her Traitor Kate because of her father's actions, and she now lives as an outcast, working for the imperial courier service. It's a dangerous job as the nightdrakes attack when dark falls, and especially with the secret Kate is keeping. She's a wilder, able to perform magic to influence animal minds. … Continue reading Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett (ARC): What Does Onyx or Ivory Have to Do With Anything?
2.5 stars Heir of Illaria by Dyan Chick is a fantasy novel about a peasant girl, Wilona, who discovers that she's the one true heir of the Kingdom of Illaria which is ruled by her nefarious necromancer uncle. After her grandmother is murdered and she barely manages to escape, she is taken under the wing … Continue reading DRC: Heir of Illaria by Dyan Chick