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Castor Starr

Joined 1 year, 3 months ago

I'm a book reviewer/blogger, a YA library worker, and a generally voracious reader. I specifically love diverse lit, magical realism, and speculative fiction!

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Iron Widow (Hardcover, 2021, Penguin Teen) 4 stars

Science fiction and East Asian myth combine in this dazzling retelling of the rise of …

Do you ever finish a book and you're like "Oh my God I this ruined me for all other books" because oh my GOD I think this ruined me for ALL OTHER BOOKS How am I supposed to wait for the sequel?????? I'm about to cryofreeze myself

Full review to come

Review of 'Martian Ghost Centaur' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

This was cute! The ending was adorable, and had a really nice lesson, and who doesn't love to see the hipster start up guys get shown up? There were a lot of over the top reactions here, and the characters, while generally likable, weren't very deep, but it was still an enjoyable read.

Kill 6 Billion Demons (GraphicNovel, 2016) 3 stars

"Sorority sister Allison Ruth must travel to Throne, the ancient city at the center of …

Review of 'Kill 6 billion demons' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

I was recommended this by a few people after talking about how much I enjoyed [b:Cosmoknights|43419730|Cosmoknights (Cosmoknights, #1)|Hannah Templer||67465984], so I picked it up knowing almost nothing about it. Due to that I was surprised by the comparative coarseness, and definitely had some unfair comparisons lines up in my head. I think the idea of this story is interesting, and probably goes cool places past this first issue, but I found in almost impossible to get invested for some reason.

Review of 'Swamp Thing' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

I love the story this encompasses, and I really want more. The characters, especially Alec and Abby, are so interesting and likable and the art style makes everything hard to look away from. I do feel like there are a lot of jumps that could have had a smoother transition and felt less rushed, but overall this is a cool new version of Swamp Thing that I think could spur a whole series.