With the Fire on High

If you’re looking for a feel good story with very little drama and a heroine you root for, “With the Fire on High” is the book for you.  I read this for a book club I’m in and was happy to find that most people loved this book as much as I did. Elizabeth Acevdeo is an amazing author and I want to read everything she has done.  While this book is marketed as a young adult title, I would recommend this to any adult.

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Strange Grace

After a bit of a slow and somewhat confusing start, I ended up really liking this book.  I wanted to read it for several reasons (sounded interesting, I like the fantasy genre, and it had good reviews) but the main reason was I heard that it featured some non-binary and polyamorous characters.  It is VERY rare to see this type of representation in books, especially young adult stories.   Honestly, my favorite parts of the book involved the relationship between the 3 main characters, Mairwen, Rhun, and Arthur.  What happens in the forest was interesting but I was more curious about the dynamic between them and the other villagers.

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