BA Features The Antithesis by Terra Whiteman

Welcome to BA’s Book Features showcasing a small collection of books to be released this week, or showcasing a special feature as part of a blog tour and promotion event. If you’d like to have your book featured on Bookish Ardour please send an enquiry.

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Author Terra Whiteman and the beginning of her pentalogy The Antithesis

Review: Meridian by Terra Whiteman

Meridian by Terra WhitemanMelekonia is a world with history written in blood; empire after empire sought exclusive rule, the lands plagued with nuclear devastation as a result. 
 
Six hundred years ago, the technological city Niaphali Proper was suddenly destroyed by a catastrophic force. Some believe it was the doings of an unavoidable cosmic event, others believe it was the wrath of an angry god. 
 
If only the truth were that simple.

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Review: God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya

God Loves HairGod Loves Hair is a collection of 20 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.

Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, each story is accompanied by a vivid illustration by Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld.

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Halloween Mini-Review: Apparitions

Horror has really found its home on the big and the small screen. The combination of audio and visual stimulus combined with the ability to flash images rapidly and fleetingly on the screen has made it easy for film makers to build up a sense of dread and terror in audiences, and then have it pay off quickly. Also, in recent years, the prevalence of ever more graphic depictions of violence, torture and general unpleasantness has been able to horrify, if not scare, viewers quite effectively.

Sadly, with the rise of the “slasher movie”, the old fashioned ghost stories and hauntings of old have faded in to the background somewhat. That Apparitions never became truly popular is both sad and oddly fitting, considering the fate of the genre in general.

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