Judy I. Lin has exquisitely combined two of our favorite things — tea and magic — to craft her debut novel, A Magic Steeped in Poison. Here, Judy I. Lin answers some of our questions about tea, research, and culture and the way she infused it all into her book!
There’s something extra thrilling about a debut novel, which allows us to access the contents of a brand-new author’s brain, and all the magic therein, for the very first time. The 15 brave, strange, magical, funny, heartrending, lifesaving, eye-opening books below are all from new authors who’ve instantly made it onto my must-buy list. Look for more debut […]
In 2015, We Need Diverse Books’ battle cry for more diverse reads rang out loud and clear! And in 2016, thanks to readers who are demanding more and publishers who are heeding the call, we can expect even more fabulous—and decidedly diverse—reads to hit the shelves. Herewith, just a small sampling of the awesomely diverse […]
More fairytale retellings? Of course. They are, after all, a YA staple. But these six deliciously dark and decadent takes on familiar stories do much more than update your faves. They bend and twist and reshape them into something strange and stunning, tripping the tropes and making these old stories into something fun and new. Dig […]
Do you like good books? Like, really, really good books? Of course you do, which is why you need to go get your hands on a copy of Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen as soon as possible. Not only is this book completely impossible to put down, it’s also entirely its own unique and interesting story—tough to […]