Make the harrowing journey home with Queen Bitterblue's sister and spy, in the fifth novel in the bestselling Graceling Realm series. Hava sails across the sea toward Monsea with her sister, the royal entourage, and the world's only copies of the formulas for the zilfium weapon she saved at the end of Winterkeep. And while Queen Bitterblue grapples with how to carry the responsibility of a weapon that will change the world, Hava has a few more mysteries to solve—and a decision to make about who she wants to be in the new world Bitterblue will build. Every single year I get excited about the approach of the holiday season and I start lining up my festive reading once Halloween passes. Every single year, I've bemoaned the fact that there is a serious lack of diversity in these holiday reads . I don't think I've ever written about this topic on Book Riot without having to make a disclaimer that these books tend to skew white and Christian . Well, this year…things are starting to change. Slowly, and it's not nearly enough, but of these five holiday books, two are about Hanukkah, two are written by authors of color, and one centers a queer romance! Which, to be honest…it's about time in 2022. But I'll take some cheer where I can get it, and go check out all five from the library! Talk Santa to Me by Linda Urban Francie was born in her family's epic Christmas-themed emporium — […]
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