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Diversity Among Shadowhunters: Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight

If you’re looking for a good YA series with bisexual, Hispanic, or autistic representation, it might be time to hop on the Dark Artifices train, as the second book was just released last Tuesday, May 23. From the author who brought us our first Jewish vampire and an immensely powerful gay warlock comes a new spin-off series from her original The Mortal Instruments world. Today I will review Lady Midnight (Book 1 of The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare, particularly focusing on the minority characters Mark, Christina, and Ty. Continue reading Diversity Among Shadowhunters: Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight

Rejected Princesses: The Book, and Why You Need It

rejectedprincessesIf you are a feminist on the internet, there is a good chance you have already stumbled across Jason Porath’s websiteRejected Princesses, in which he pairs gorgeous illustrations with short descriptions including legends, history, and fun facts about women who don’t fit the classic princess archetype. One hundred of those entries have now been printed in physical book form, and it’s definitely worth getting, even if you have already seen the blog. Continue reading Rejected Princesses: The Book, and Why You Need It

Diviner and Diviner: Geekettes Giveaway and Review of Libba Bray’s Lair of Dreams

Lair of DreamsLast summer, some of our book babes could not shut up about the exciting audiobook they had listened to. The Diviners by Libba Bray was set in 1920s New York City and featured old-fashioned slang, speakeasies, magic, and mysterious murders. This year, we had the opportunity to get signed advance copies of the second book in the series, Lair of Dreams at BEA. And we got an extra copy just for you! Read to the end for instructions for our giveaway.  At first we didn’t want to read the book until the audiobook came out, since the audial experience of the first one was just that great, but diving back into that world as soon as possible was just too tempting. As you can tell from my review below, the book lived up to our expectations and more. This series just keeps getting diviner and diviner! Continue reading Diviner and Diviner: Geekettes Giveaway and Review of Libba Bray’s Lair of Dreams