Aug 30, 2022
We discuss Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. Our enjoyment of this book scans the spectrum, so we debate what we like and don't like. We enjoy diving a bit into Native American mythology. There are a lot of characters and POVs to keep up with. At least one of us is curious what comes next.
Aug 23, 2022
We discuss The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh. We like the imagery, and are reminded of Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli movies. We discuss the story's shuffling of gods and fates. We enjoy this retelling of a Korean folk tale.
Aug 16, 2022
We discuss A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, which is based on Egyptian mythology. We have some thoughts about character development and world building. We'd like to connect with our characters, and have some strong opinions about how family relationships can help us do that.
Aug 9, 2022
We discuss Daughter of the Moon Goddess, by Sue Lynn Tan. This book is adapted from the story of Chang'e, the Chinese moon goddess. We love that our kick-butt archer heroine gives us Mulan vibes. The fantasy setting of this book is gorgeous and makes our hearts ache. We've got a love triangle and a betrayal that...
Aug 2, 2022
We're kicking off our myths and legends season with a chat about Uprooted by Naomi Novik, which is rooted in Polish folklore. We have an unexpectedly compelling villain, a naive but determined heroine, and mixed feelings about our hero. Plus a "dragon," a tower, and insidious evil.