An Accident of Stars

Saffron feels powerless. She is stuck at a school filled with boys whose idea of entertainment is snapping bras and flipping skirts, with a principal whose motto seems to be "boys will be boys." So she can't really be blamed for following Gwen, the older, elegant, takes-no-shit world-walker through a rip in space and into Kena, a world recovering from a civil war where the good guys accidentally put the bad guy on the throne. 

The Poppy War

Rin is a war-orphan, destined for nothing more than to be married off by her opium-peddling guardians in order to advance their business. But then she aces the Keju – the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies – and works her way into the most prestigious military Academy, Sinegard. With war brewing on the horizon, Rin’s acceptance into the academy is only the beginning especially when she learns that the ancient powers of shamanism aren’t so ancient after all, and that Rin has an uncanny aptitude for them…

Janelle Monáe is the Queer Hero We Need and Deserve

Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer dropped today and if you think I haven’t been listening to it on endless repeat then you, my friend, are sorely mistaken and also probably are unaware of how amazing an album it is. Don’t worry, by the end of this review you will be very aware. It has …

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