Book Reviews

I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Genre | Nonfiction Memoir Novella Page #s | 96Publishing Date | August 2018 A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl–and how we might re-imagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she’s enduredContinue Reading

The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom by the McElroy Family

Genre | Fantasy Graphic Novel Page #s | 272Publishing Date | July 2021 Based on the blockbuster podcast where the McElroy brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG and illustrated by cartooning powerhouse Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom takes this #1 New York Times bestselling series to haunting new heights. A desperate call for helpContinue Reading

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

Genre | Fantasy Page #s | 373Publishing Date | September 2021 When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead. Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods,Continue Reading

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Genre | Science Fiction Graphic Novel Page #s | 533Publishing Date | May 2018 Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As new member Mia gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fellContinue Reading

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Genre | Fiction Page #s | 329Publishing Date | February 1987 The classic forerunner to The Fall of the Kings now with three bonus stories.  Hailed by critics as “a bravura performance” (Locus) and “witty, sharp-eyed, [and] full of interesting people” (Newsday), this classic melodrama of manners, filled with remarkable plot twists and unexpected humor, takes fantasyContinue Reading


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