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Review: “Carve The Mark” by Veronica Roth

Warning: This review contains spoilers for the book as well as discussion of self-harm, scarification, chronic pain and violence. There are certain issues I will...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Meg Rosoff: A Dissection

They say you should never have heroes. I hesitate to give that accolade to author Meg Rosoff, but she was always a writer whose...

Agent Carter and Diversity

In the words of one of my best friends, it's amazing how many people become historians the second someone wants representation in historical fiction. The...

BookCon, YouTube Celebrities & Giving Racists Book Deals

Cast your minds back to last year and the beginnings of BookCon. Created by Book Expo America (BEA) to be a coinciding reader focused...

Walk Walk Walk: Why “Wild” Is Not the New “Eat Pray...

The power of Oprah has seen numerous novels, memoirs and self-help guides go from moderate hits to commercial sensations, making millions and inspiring droves...

Review: Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Warning: This review contains discussion of sexism, racism and violence. Several people recommended Karsten Knight’s Wildefire to me because I’m Polynesian, Tongan, and this is...

The Backlist Is Not The Back Seat: On Indie Authors Appropriating...

The list of things that are comparable to the civil rights movement is a very short one. Actually, it’s just the words “the civil...

The Diversity Problem: The Elephant at BookCon

When readers and authors alike rightly criticised the lack of diversity on the inaugural BookCon’s panel entitled “Blockbuster Reads: Meet the Kids Authors That...

Vox Day and the Hugos – Why We Should Just Say...

Trigger Warning: Racism, sexism, homophobia, rape apologism, some truly heinous stuff. Approach with caution. Today, the Hugo Award nominations were released. Given how strong a...

Review: Game of Thrones 4:01 – “Two Swords”

Alternatively titled Indira Varma Deserves Better, Damnit. Ah, Game of Thrones. I've put up with a lot from you. From creating two female characters specifically...