A Phoenix First Must Burn
Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A Phoenix First Must Burn will ...more
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Format: Print book
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Availability: 5 copies available, 1956 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Feb 10 - Mar 09, 2020
Countries available: U.S.
I think plenty of people will like this, particularly if you’re a fan of anthologies, but this wasn’t for me.
and hispanic. Let our voices be heard. Read our stories. A phoenix first must burn, but when we rise we rise together. Everyone should have this on their TBR's.
Thank you to Bookish First and Penguin Teen for sending me an ARC of this book! Any quotes I use are coming from this, which is an uncorrected text, and may not be what appears in the final version of the book. All thoughts of the book are my own and have not been influenced by me receiving this ARC!
Overall, I think this book was good! Some stories definitely stand out more than others, but I expect that would be the case with any collection of short stories. Another big ...more
I really enjoyed this book and thought a lot of the stories were amazing, there were only 3 that I was didn't really enjoy. Ratings for each story a quick thoughts below!
- When Life Hands You a Lemon Fruitbomb by Amerie - 4/5 stars
- This was such a cool concept
- Gilded by Elizabeth Acevedo - 3/5 stars
- I wanted more magic, less romance
- Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death & Subsequently, Her Best Life by Rebecca Roanhorse - ...more
I loved this book from beginning to end!!!! This was truly inspiring for me, a young black female, whom is working on my own novels. I have never felt proudly represented in so many fantasy stories and am truly grateful for the 16 writer's coming together to offer this gem.
My heart feels so full with all of the Black Girl Magic this book offered. I did not want the stories to end and could not get enough of the stories ...more
This anthology is written by various extremely talented writers. The variety of stories are amazing! The diversity of characters inspiring. It covers a wide range of aspects I love, dragons, witches, space travel, super powers... It's all there. The cover is gorgeous. I will definitely add the physical copy as I read an uncorrected proof, but it was fantastic already. Everyone should read it!