A grimly whimsical and yet delightfully uplifting reinvention of the ideas that made Peter Pan and Neverland into legends – with a legendary new take on love, identity, and belonging with Peter as a transgender man who finds himself redefining his relationship to Captain James Hook.
5-Star Review: TREASURE, by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Quick and sweet, with a real, refreshing look at the dynamics of love between two Black women from very different life circumstances – a story of love across the tracks in which they find their paths surprisingly parallel, and their attraction surprisingly deep.
DNF: COUNTERMIND by Adrian Randall
Kicked to the curb after 15% for a lot of harmful, inaccurate Asian representation rife with stereotypes and poor research. Read on for a complete breakdown of the problems I ran into in the first fifth of the book alone.
3-Star Review: BEAR by Marian Engel
Proof that Canada must be growing the good goddamned hash up there, because goddamn. This book. I have two words for you. The first is bear.
The second is cunnilingus.
And this won literary awards.
4-Star Review: MOONLIGHT by Ines Johnson (Moonkind #2)
POC shifters, an unexpected baby, domineering families, and an unconventional heroine and hero make for a smart, funny read in an intriguing world where magic and the supernatural live side by side with humanity as part of everyday life.