I suspected I would enjoy The Sword of Summer and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. I am happy to report that I was correct!
Given all the excitement and hype around the new Percy Jackson Disney+ show, I figured now was the perfect time to bring back my old blog series—the Percy Jackson project. Every week on Tuesdays I will be uploading a reaction/review of one of Rick Riordan’s books in the Percy Jackson universe.
Happy Pride! I know it’s been a hot minute since I posted on this blog, but to be honest I’ve been feeling pretty drained, physically, spiritually, emotionally, etc. But it’s Pride Month, and I’ve been burying my feelings by watching Heartstopper on repeat, alternating with re-reading the comics… you know, normal coping strategies! In all seriousness, I have come to this humble blog to offer you, out of the goodness of my heart, a 7ish recommendations of queer books you might want to read this month. (Why 7? Because it’s my favorite number, and everyone always makes lists of either 5 or 10 and that’s basic. Do you want me to be basic during Pride Month??)
The Love Study by Kris Ripper is beautiful and wild and so sweet, and I love it. Bear with me as I have not written a book review in a while, so I’m trying to find my footing between telling you about the book and not just gushing over how much I adore it.
So here it is, a long time coming, the final entry into the Percy Jackson Project (of the original five books) covering The Last Olympian.
I love Black History Month. Honestly, I love any time when I can see Blackness as celebratory and on full display in a way that we choose. Where we are thriving and vibing, rather than simply surviving. As the saying goes Black is beautiful! When we show out, we do it in the best way. […]
If you think you have seen it all when it comes to Cinderella stories and you have not read Cinderella is Dead, then you are wrong. Sophia is one of many girls in Lille who has grown up learning the story of Cinderella — the approved palace version, which according to the laws of the […]
The Space Between Worlds takes place on an Earth utterly unlike our own and yet so eerily similar that I can conceptualize it with crystal clarity. That said, the world(s) our protagonist — who I will call Cara — walk through are ones that I would shudder to find myself within, and I count myself […]
After finishing Legendborn I had to take a few days off reading because I was so in love, I needed time to process. I tend to proclaim most books I read as my new favorite book, but that marker cannot be an overstatement when it comes to how enchanted I am with Legendborn and its […]
We are onto book three of the Percy Jackson Project and in case you weren’t aware from my previous posts THESE ARE SPOILER HEAVY so don’t keep reading this if you have not read The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan’s Curse.
Welcome to The Percy Jackson Project! Today is the long-awaited part two of my discussion of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.
Welcome to the Percy Jackson Project! Today I am discussing book two of Percy Jackson and the Olympians — The Sea of Monsters.
Call me dramatic but I swear this is true – it was a dark and stormy night and when I sat down to read Mexican Gothic, wine glass in hand and candles burning merrily on my altar. Captivating in the truest sense of the word, I could not help but be charmed by Noemí, our […]
Friendship & family bound by more than blood as the highest form of love? Check. Top-notch worldbuilding with fantasy fully integrated into the modern day? Check. Unapologetic acknowledgement of systemic racism and police brutality as more than just a metaphor? Check. LITERAL Black Girl Magic? Check. A Song Below Water is a balm on the […]
In many ways, Harry Potter taught me how to be. And yet, it wasn’t really the books that taught me that, was it? Because the thing is, so much of what I learned from Harry Potter, I also learned from outside Harry Potter. So many of the lessons I learned from the series were not quite things I learned from the books directly, but because I took my love of the books, and sought out others like myself.