Have you read Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone and the second in the series, Children of Vice and Vengeance? They're the start of a fantasy series that takes place in Africa where wielders of magic ("magi") have been terribly oppressed. But a commoner, Zelie, teams up with some royals to end the oppression against the magi-- and end the fear of magic. Because it's not a stand-alone book, things go awry, and Children of Vice and Vengeance is a lot darker than Blood and Bone.
In January, Adeyemi was interviewed about the oppression, heavy topics, and the way Adeyemi utilizes diction (word choice) and the language of her characters. It's super interesting! You can read the article here.
Dragons are part of our cultural milieu, and with Game of Thrones, they are more popular than ever. #thanksdaenerys
Our final seasonal pick is Lady Rogue. It had the right amount of fast-paced adventure, mystery, and romance to keep me entranced! Until next year, y'all!
If you like the lesbians in space of On a Sunbeam, you'll LOVE how intersectional Once and Future is!