PositiveBust... a lovely addition to Guillory’s Wedding Date canon ... Anna and Ben’s story features the same blend of banter, sexual tension, and mutual support that Guillory has perfected, and the book’s emphasis on mental health is also a poignant touch ... There’s also a Maddie and Theo cameo, which series fans are sure to enjoy.
RaveBUST... stunning, vulnerable ... Using work by artists like Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, and Yayoi Kusama as a prism, Pham shares her experiences with, and thoughts about, pain and trauma, sex and obsession, crushes and breakups, and intimacy in all its forms. Within these topics, Pham also crafts a vulnerable, nuanced story about the nonlinear process of overcoming heartbreak and letting go. Like your favorite song or first love, Pham’s words won’t just get stuck in your head. They’ll stay there.
PositiveBust MagazineZink skillfully navigates a myriad of perspectives and storylines ... some of the more political moments of Doxology feel slightly heavy-handed and far from fresh in 2019. Zink’s strength as a writer, though, lies in creating immersive stories.
RaveBust Magazine...heart-rending ... Danticat creates a small, emotionally rich universe. Readers are sure to leave the story with a sense of bittersweet heaviness ... Though the stories are linked by themes of love, death, and family, each is distinctive, gripping, and memorable in its own right, creating a collection that highlights the acclaimed storyteller at her best.
Esme Weijun Wang
RaveBust... a no-holds-barred portrayal of a diagnosis that has been misunderstood for far too long ... Though Schizophrenias is a varied and moving portrait of living with schizoaffective disorder, Wang’s book is even more than that. It’s a gorgeous, sharp story of both mental and physical illness (and the ways the two intersect), love, understanding, and the many nuances of being human.