Love and Ghosts of the Past

*checks date of last post* Only a month. Whew.

In any case, love is a many splendored, multi-faceted, harrowing, gut-clenching, living, breathing, nightmare of a thing. *re-reads* I’m not helping, am I? Love is transformative. Love is.. meh. Look, I read 3 books that have a bit to do with love and stuff, okay?

Salsa Nocturna: A Bone Street Rumba Collection by Daniel José Older

Salsa Nocturna: A Bone Street Rumba Collection

Daniel José Older gives us a collection of interconnected stories dealing with the biggest names in the Bone Street Rumba universe. Meet (or get reacquainted with) Carlos, Riley, Gordo, Sasha, Janey and others. Experience an explosion of color and sound in an unmistakably [email protected] and New York life and afterlife. 4 stars.


The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) by N. K. Jemisin

The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)

Once again, the ending and beginning of the world have been reversed. Picking up where book 1 left off, we learn who destroyed the world. We learn of Essun’s place in her new comm. We learn the fate Nassun, Essun’s lost daughter. We learn the truth of Hoa. The Obelisk Gate snatches the reader and drags our senses through the evil, rusting Earth and out the other side. 4 stars and eagerly awaiting the next installment.


What an Heiress Wants by elle kayson

What an Heiress Wants

Surprisingly Realistic. Let me start by saying that I don’t normally read romance or anything regulated to the urban fiction umbrella; I’m more of a speculative fiction fan. That said, Lucas Cullen and Jenelle Cruz ended their marriage – so they thought – and spent the next handful of years avoiding each other. When Lucas tries to marry his new fianceé, Dominique, he is informed that the final paperwork was never filed and that he is still Jenelle’s husband. Throw in meddling families, lawyers that subvert the law, ancient family drama, and various misunderstandings to create a dramatic way of exploring what love really means. Fast-paced, sometimes strangely do, and some of the characters deserve to be fleshed out a bit more. 3.8ish stars (pacing, characterization).


That’s all for now. Now read something..because Sumayyah Said So.


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