…or should I say welcome to the last post of Color the Shelves 2021? It’s weird that I’ve been doing this for a whole year and now it’s over and I’ll definitely do a post reflecting on it at some point but now I’m bringing you and interview I’m really looking forward to you reading because it’s with the author of a book that took me by surprise, and that’s Rutendo Tavengerwei, author of THE COLOURS THAT BLIND. This book is set in Zimbabwe, explores history and issues that aren’t talked about much and is told in dual timeline. It’s also beautifully written. Which is a recipe for a book I’ll love and that’s exactly what it was. I loved this book so so much and I can’t wait to read more from this author. I hope this interview makes you add it to your TBR though, because it’s well worth it:
As we’re nearing the end of the Color the Shelves 2020 (only one more post to go…wow), the post aren’t getting any less important and relevant. Today I’m bringing you a guest post that’s especially dear and near to my heart because I saw a lot of myself in it and I know it’ll speak to a lot of readers too. Serena Kaur, author of ALL THE WORDS UNSPOKEN is joining me on the blog today with an essay talking about what it was like for her writing this story while knowing that the topics that she decides to explore in it are going to put her under scrutiny from her community, if not worse. I think this is a post where a lot of people from “conservative” communities will see their experiences reflected.
Today I’m bringing you an interview with Alex Aster, debut author of CURSE OF THE NIGHT WITCH, the first book in a fantasy middle grade series, where Tor, the main character, was born for a leadership role which he resents. But when he wants to reverse his destiny, things go wrong and now he has a curse to break before it is too late. This book sounds like such a spooky adventure filled story and I cannot wait to read it for myself! And without further ado, here is my interview with the author to find out more about it:
I’m bringing you today an inteview with Rin Chupeco, and author I FINALLY started reading from this year after eyeing their books for a couple years, and quickly grew to enjoy and look forward to whatever they put out next. And you know what’s coming out next from them? As in NEXT WEEK next? THE EVER CRUEL KINGDOM! which is the sequel and conclusion to The Never Tilting World, a book all about goddesses, magic, prophecies and destiny. And it’s sapphic, with a “princess”/bodyguard romance, so like…what else are you waiting for to pick up this duology? But if you need a bit more nudging, here is the chat I had with the author about it: