ARC Review: And We Rise by Erica Martin

"Retrospect is a place where truth lives guilt-free." Goodreads In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin’s debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement—from the well-documented events that shaped the nation’s treatment of Black people, beginning with the “Separate but Equal” ruling—and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were…

Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

“Like all the rest, giving us impossibilities and calling them choices.” Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel…

Review: Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan (Girls of Paper and Fire #3)

"Finish it. Those had been Zelle's last words to me. And though she was talking about the King, I know that in order to truly finish it, I can't stop at taking the King's life. I'm going to burn this whole godsdamned place to the ground." Goodreads Notice: This is the final book in the…