One of the Good Ones is a timely book long overdue, questioning how society views the worth of Black lives and their legacy.
Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls #2)
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.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Alex Stern #1)
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.
Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone
Mirrorland rips apart the presumed innocence of childhood fantasy to tell a profound story of loss, healing, and familial love.