ARC Review: It’s A Whole Spiel Edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman

A Jewish boy falls in love with a fellow counselor at summer camp. A group of Jewish friends take the trip of a lifetime. A girl meets her new boyfriend's family over Shabbat dinner. Two best friends put their friendship to the test over the course of a Friday night. A Jewish girl feels pressure... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Hungry Hearts – 13 Tales of Food and Love Edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandara Clare/ Maureen Johnson/ Sarah Rees Brennan/Robin Wasserman/ Kelly Link

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: A People’s Future of the United States – Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams

This anthology boasts of some amazing authors and I just couldn't resist from requesting it as soon as I heard about it the first time. And what a thought provoking, sometimes infuriating and sometimes hopeful collection of stories this is. Right from the Foreword by Victor LaValle, we get an insight into how powerful representation... Continue Reading →

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