Yes, I’ve been doing this all of a month so let’s get that out of the way right now. Go ahead. Tell me I have no right and I’m out of my league. Its fine. Here’s the thing though. I’ve got a voice; a platform and I’m going to throw down like Thor. Read it, discuss it or step aside. This is one of the most important things I’ve learned over the past month about my ability to run a successful, productive and enjoyable book review blog.
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This is my very first foray into the oh so popular TOP TEN (OK FIVE—Because I’m Still Meeting and Greeting) TUESDAY! I wanted to pay homage to those I’ve gotten to know since the Sunshine Blogger Award! Plus say a One Month Happy Birthday to Novel Lives!!!!
Fresh Ink is an anthology of “twelve label-defying” stories. For those familiar with Point-of-View short story works that have recently come out, Fresh Ink is not centered on a central plot point. For instance, it isn’t the same as Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson (a fantastic read if you get the chance). Edited by the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, Lamar Giles, the anthology includes topics on coming out, poverty, untimely death, transitioning and romance. I am not going to go through every story, but I am going to talk about my favorites without giving too much away. Dedicated to the late, great Walter Dean Myers, I am going to leave Tags for last.
Ketterdam vs. Faerie in a Dysfunctional Dating Game Character Mash-up that proves the opposite of love IS NOT hate… and Shonda Rhimes has NOTHING on Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black’s twisty relationships….
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When I’m wrong I say I’m wrong. And 1) this was my very first review. 2) I didn’t know enough about the blogosphere to have found out that this was not a stand alone book. If I had. If you look at the last paragraph of my blog. You would see that I was begging, pleading for a second book. With that in mind there are still one or two things that are still a bit on the predictable side that I’ll leave below but I’m going to tweak my review to better match what I believe will be an solid series that will be better with each book (aka I expect this to be the lowest rated of the trilogy).