Completely unhinged, chaotic, and exciting - Iron Widow is the perfect combination of angry feminist reimagination of Chinese history and mecha sci-fi. Iron Widow is an entirely new experience, with many exhilarating moments and a compelling, morally-challenged (anti?)heroine to spearhead its story.
One of the Good Ones is a timely book long overdue, questioning how society views the worth of Black lives and their legacy.
This roaring sequel to Kingdom of Souls is a much more intimate, emotional, and character-driven book that tells its dark plot exceptionally well with the depth and nuance it deserves.
Although I was left longing for more of this book's titular character's presence, The Two-Faced Queen is a strong, wild follow up to the Kingdom of Liars expanding on what its author does well: compelling characters and narratives; and strong, evocative world-building that only continues to grow richer as it expands its scope.
Leigh Bardugo's first foray to adult fantasy and dark academia is not only a cautionary tale about messing with the supernatural, but is also a sobering exploration to campus culture, especially its social aspects where connections and status directly translate to power.