Jee reviews a #scifi novel with strong characters and brilliant world-building: #TheVanishedBirds by Simon Jimenez #Spoilerfree @DelRayBooks @randomhouse #NetGalley #debutnovel #eARC #interstellartravel

Title/Author: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez Publisher: Del Ray Pages: 400 Published: January 14, 2020 In a nutshell (Publisher): A solitary ship captain, drifting through time. Nia Imani is a woman out of place. Traveling through the stars condenses decades into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for…

Jee reviews a beautiful, richly imaginative book: #TheStarlessSea by @erinmorgenstern @doubledaybooks #fantasy #fabulism #lgbtq #bookreview

Title/Author: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 487 In a nutshell (Publisher): Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a…

Jee reviews an unputdownable #thriller #TheKillClub by Wendy Heard (SPOILER-FREE!) @wendydheard @HarlequinBooks @harperbooks #blogtour #mirabooks #harlequinMira

Title/Author: The Kill Club by Wendy Heard Publisher: Harlequin Mira In a nutshell (Publisher): A haunting thriller about a woman who attempts to save her brother’s life by making a dangerous pact with a network of vigilantes who’ve been hunting down the predators of Los Angeles. Jazz can’t let her younger brother die. Their foster…

Jee reviews #WeAreAllGoodPeopleHere by Susan Rebecca White, who was recently at @ReadItAgain to talk about her book! @atriabooks #HistoricalFiction #civilrights #politicalfiction #racism #lgbtq #friendship #socialjustice

Title/Author: We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White Publisher: Atria Books In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of A Place at the Table and A Soft Place to Land, an “intense, complex, and wholly immersive” (Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author) multigenerational novel that explores the complex relationship between two very different women and the…

Jee reviews #FruitOfTheDrunkenTree by @ingrid_rojas_c @doubledaybooks @dBookFestival #doubledaybooks #dbf2019 #comingofage #HispanicAmericanLiterature #fiction #war #PabloEscobar #femaleEmpowerment

Title/Author: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras Publisher: Doubleday Books In a nutshell (Publisher): Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo…

Jee’s #bookreview of #WhereTheCrawdadsSing by #DeliaOwens @PutnamBooks

ETitle: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Publisher: Putnam Books Verdict: 5/5 In a nutshell (Amazon): For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But…