I am pleased to say I was offered an advance reading copy of Daughter of Gods and Shadows by Jayde Brooks to be published by St. Martin’s Press on February 3. But here you’ll find a review of the book (no spoilers, though) and an interview I had with Jayde.
If you’re looking for a sweeping, dark adventure/quest novel, look no further. This story had what I love to read in a book: strong female characters and the ultimate in high stakes – saving the world. Blend that with a Black protagonist and stir in a healthy helping of African culture and you have Jayde Brooks’ new release. Daughter has its roots in 4,000 years in the past, all of it filtered through our modern day heroine, Eden. (Love that name!)