Since joining the bookstagram community, I’ve been asked many times for recommendations of indigenous authors to check out. I’m always happy to, because I absolutely love sharing my favorites and what’s on my shelf waiting to be read. So after much stage fright, I finally did a live video where I discussed authors. I think it went pretty well… even though I was shaking in my boots. I want to thank all my viewers for tuning in and having fun with me. You made it all worth it. Anyways! This is a compilation of all the authors and books that were discussed in the livestream. At the end of the list, you will find a list of memoirs (per the request of Martina, AKA @mamalovestoread on instagram!) If you have any questions about them, definitely shoot me a message on here or at my instagram (@Erins_library). Without further ado… here we go!
Book: Brightly Burning
By: Alexa Donne
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, YA
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
“The screech of metal and an airlock venting behind us alerted us to the arrival of the transport. George held me tighter. It was like I was home. But home wasn’t forever. Sometimes you had to leave. I knew that in my heart. I broke away, wiping a stray tear with a callused index finger. Crying was no way to start an adventure.”
Sci-Fi Jane eyre coming at you! Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for approving me for this book! I loved it!
Book: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days)
By: Susan Ee
Rating: 5 stars!
Genre: Fantasy, YA (I guess)
This book is insaaaane, y’all. Totally blown away.
“I shove the horrible, screaming images in my head into the dark, silent place in my mind that is getting deeper and more crowded each day. One day soon, the things I stuff in there will burst out and infect the rest of me. Maybe that will be the day the daughter becomes like the mother. Until then, I am still in control.”
Book: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
By: Leigh Bardugo
Rating: 5 stars!
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Short Story, YA
“This goes to show you that sometimes the unseen is not to be feared and that those meant to love us most are not always the ones who do.”