Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

[Aster] was standing on the edge of a new world and so ready to jump. How Lucifer felt upon leaving the Heavens. He didn't fall. He dove. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Science-fiction; Afrofuturism; dystopian fictionPublication: 3 Oct 2017Pages: 351 (paperback) Synopsis: Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn - botanist and healer Aster Gray has little to offer … Continue reading Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

#5OnMyTBR: Books Starring a Disabled Protagonist

It's been a rollercoaster week: 5 days of a virtual archaeological conference (originally planned for Budapest), several background stressors and not least the news of Chadwick Boseman's passing. (Ended up crying through half of a conference session I was watching.) There has been lots of discussion since concerning Boseman in relation to ableism, invisible illnesses … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Books Starring a Disabled Protagonist

Review: ‘The Extraordinaries’ (‘The Extraordinaries’, #1) by TJ Klune

“I need my own origin story,” Nick announced grandly. “I'm going to become an Extraordinary.”“Nicky, no.”“Nicky, yes!” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (superheroes); LGBTQ+; coming-of-age Publication: 16th July 2020 Synopsis: Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. In Nova City, there are 'Extraordinaries', capable of impossible feats. Shadow Star protects the city … Continue reading Review: ‘The Extraordinaries’ (‘The Extraordinaries’, #1) by TJ Klune

‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman: A love letter to a love story

This is a little different to my normal book reviews. First of all, it's a Medium article, and I've gone into a lot more detail on the personal impact this comic has had on me and others in the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse community! I did a survey and received so many incredible responses, thank you … Continue reading ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman: A love letter to a love story