A shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the first in the Flesh and Fire series. Jennifer L. Armentrout’s storytelling ability is astounding and brilliant. I am always amazed with the way she makes these whole universes out of nowhere and continues to string everything together in a manner that is completely awesome. With A Shadow in the Ember, the author dives further into the world she initially presented in the Blood and Ash Series. This time with an altogether new cast of characters, all of which I rapidly and completely became invested in.
My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is a lyrical and powerful collection of stories. These stories explore home, acceptance and belonging. What it feels like to actually live in a place that doesn’t acknowledge you. Family, inheritance, responsibility of the people and property. These topics arise in each of the six stories in different ways. The inherent contradictions in ability to be self-aware and others’ perceptions. Every story was entirely unique and not at all like anything I had read previously.
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