‘The House of Erzulie’ Book Review–When in Conflict, Keep Reading

Kristen Imani Kasai is a brilliant, theatrical writer with a wit and allure she applies to carefully-chosen adjectives and adages. Her story The House of Erzulie, is both a delight (especially to the romantic fanatic) and a real heartache to read. If you’re the type of reader who screams and tosses books out the window...

BGN Comic Review: X-Men Gold #1

When I saw the press release for X-Men Gold #1 issued by Marvel and glanced at that cover art I knew I had to get my hands on this comic book.  Let me explain---the superhero team Excalibur, was my gateway into comics.  My very first issue was Excalibur Special Edition (1987).  Can I be...

‘A Hope Divided’ is a slow burn

A Hope Divided, the second novel in The Loyal League series by Alyssa Cole, tells the story of Marlie Lynch, a mixed-race woman trying to find her place in the US during the height of the Civil War. Marlie has spent the last ten years living with her white relatives, a sister named Sarah,...

BGN Comic Review: Metal Issue #4

  Transformations and team-ups are at the core of this issue of Metal.  The hope is that a large enough concentration of the ore will prevent Barbatos from destroying Earth.  Metal has been existing in a framework of deep mysteries and connections, but what stood out to me in this issue were the connections between characters....

Black Eyed Peas ‘Masters of the Sun’ Virtual Reality Experience To Premiere At 2018 Sundance Festival

https://youtu.be/y8sj-PWgaTw Global music act, the Black Eyed Peas have announced that the Virtual Reality (VR) Experience adaptation of their graphic novel “Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles” will make its world premiere as an official selection of the New Frontier Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. From the mind of will.i.am, he and the...

Put ‘Forest of a Thousand Lanterns’ on your fantasy-to-read list

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (written by Julie C. Dao) is summarized as an East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress—and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. And yes, it is a clear retelling of the classic Evil Queen story we know....

‘Warcross’ is a technological joy ride for everyone

I feel obligated to preface this review by acknowledging that I am neither a gamer nor someone who is very tech-savvy. I also don’t often read science-fiction because it’s sometimes hard for me to follow a lot of the lingo. But none of these concerns stopped me from enjoying Warcross by Marie Lu (released...

Batman: Lost by Snyder, Tynion, Williamson Review

Of all the tie-ins to Metal, this story brought a clarity of the huge scope this series is going to take, and made me question my thoughts about how this series will end. Batman is lost. He has been since the beginning of Metal and now readers see where he is. The link between Barbatos and...

Brown Sugar Fairies: Writer Aiysha Sinclair Creates Black Girl Fairy Magic

AIYSHA SINCLAIR CREATES BLACK GIRL FAIRY MAGIC WITH “BROWN SUGAR FAIRIES” Author, actress, and certified fairyologist Aiysha Sinclair has written a young readers chapter book called 'Brown Sugar Fairies: Saroja’s Quest'. There has always been a void in fantasy and fairytales for girls of color, but Aiysha Sinclair aims to change that with her book series and...

‘Evolution’ Issue 1 — BGN Comic Book Review

Read the latest comic book review of 'Evolution' Issue 1 — a new science fiction comic book with a bit of horror — here on Black Girl Nerds!
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