This fortnight, the amazing debut novel streak continues! We’re discussing Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart. Tune in for a deep dive into a nuanced magical system and some close reading of Smart’s excellent wordsmithing. Also, we have a good time trolling each other in the “Real Talk” segment.
Content warning for brief discussions of rape, sexual assault and child death.
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- Recommend if you like…
- …rebellions: Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series (which we’ve discussed in episodes 4, 7, 10, and 50) and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series
- …epic characterization and chemistry: Killing Eve (Hulu)
- …other amazing YA books from writers of the African diaspora: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo, and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. *check our episode archives on our website for conversations about all of these great books!*
- The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
- A Season for Mangoes by Regina Hanson
- Dream Country by Ashaye Brown (we interviewed Ashaye in this episode)
- The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
- Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series (The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, The Queen of Nothing)
- The Hunger Games book series by Suzanne Collins (and subsequent film adaptations)
- We Will Not Cancel Us by adrienne maree brown
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