A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu

A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu Anke Marie Bock Under Review: The Tangleroot Palace: Stories. By Marjorie Liu. Tachyon Publications, June 15, 2021. When setting out to read Marjorie Liu’s newest piece of literature, you may not know what to expect from this well-known Marvel comic book … Continue reading A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu

Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo Sam Botz Under Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful. By Nghi Vo. Tordotcom, June 6, 2021. Jordan Baker has a gift for listening, for drawing out others’ secret truths like spun sugar, but rarely is she told a story with … Continue reading Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from from The Library Coven, episode 38, published 6 October 2020 The second book in Zoraida Córdova’s Brooklyn Brujas series takes place six months after the events of the first novel, Labyrinth Lost. After a fatal accident that upends not only her … Continue reading The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Casey Patterson Under Review: The Dark Fantastic: Race and Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. New York University Press, 2019. The study of fan reception has … Continue reading Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from Episode 28 of The Library Coven podcast, published December 3, 2019 The first installment of the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy transports readers to a reimagined contemporary world full of magic, where we meet Alex Mortiz, an Encantrix (basically a super-bruja) who attempts … Continue reading The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Introducing The Library Coven Series

Introducing The Library Coven Series Kelly J. Drumright  Hello! And welcome to The Library Coven, a bi-weekly* column on Ancillary Review of Books. This column is adapted from The Library Coven podcast, which is co-produced by a duo of professional book witches and irl besties, Jessie and Kelly. In each episode we discuss (mostly) young … Continue reading Introducing The Library Coven Series