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Kosoko Jackson

Teoksen Yesterday Is History tekijä

6+ teosta 541 jäsentä 21 arvostelua

Tekijän teokset

Yesterday Is History (2021) 163 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
I'm So (Not) Over You (2022) 115 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Dash of Salt and Pepper (2022) 96 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Survive the Dome (2022) 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Forest Demands Its Due (2023) 60 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
A Place For Wolves (2019) 39 kappaletta

Associated Works

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! (2020) — Avustaja — 104 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight (2023) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Love All Year 2021: A Holidays Anthology (2021) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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United States of America
Detroit Metro, Michigan, United States of America
Washington, D.C., USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Southern New Hampshire University (BS|Publich Health, 2017)
digital media manager
freelance journalist
social media manager
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Kosoko Jackson is a digital media specialist, focusing on digital storytelling, email, social and SMS marketing, and a freelance political journalist. Occasionally, his personal essays and short stories have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, The Advocate, and some literary magazines. When not writing YA novels that champion holistic representation of black queer youth across genres, he can be found obsessing over movies, drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog, or spending far too much time on Twitter.



Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
I was wondering why I hadn't heard of this book until I saw it as part of LTER, as it's published by Quill Tree, and it's by an author I know. I think I know why now.... it's not great. It's kind of a confusing mesh of elements that don't quite work as a mystery or a horror book, and it wasn't a satisfying read for me unfortunately
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alliepascal | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 10, 2024 |
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Given a second chance after a deadly fire, Douglas and his nurse mother are given a spot at exclusive Regent Academy. As a Black student, he feels an island in this wealthy, white environment. Add the vibes and voices he hears from the forest, and things get really weird. Douglas discovers the death of students and then they seem to be erased from everyone's memories. But he finds he is useful to the Headmaster and is soon enlisted to try to break the curse tying several families to the town for generations.
A dark, survival story. Strong fantasy and magic elements and a strong connection and budding romance between Douglas and Everett.
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ewyatt | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |
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**reviewed from free copy -- LibraryThing Early Reviewers**

teen fiction -suspense/horror - gay Black scholarship student who sleepwalks and who may or may not have accidentally set a fire that killed a dozen people leaves Washington, DC with his widowed mom (a nurse) and moves to a (mostly white) prestigious but secretive Vermont private high school where the nearby forest speaks to him of coming perils and (probably) imminent death. CW/TW: homophobic slurs, trauma from a deadly fire, scary violent creatures and several violent deaths.

This book has everything -- a lot of suspenseful mystery, a lot of dangerous monsters, a creepy atmospheric setting, a sweet gay romance, a hint of interdimensional possibilities (don't worry, not too much), a lot of heart. I liked the ending even though some of the pieces of the magical world didn't quite make sense (just suspend disbelief a bit and it's fine), and I enjoyed seeing a Black queer character in a story that didn't totally evolve around his Blackness or queerness (and there were no murderous chimpanzees here, just violent Perversion creatures that aren't likely to give me nightmares).

More, please!
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reader1009 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 31, 2024 |
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The Forest Demands Its Due is everything I wanted in an eerie forest story. 10/10 on the horror elements. Both the gore and creepy atmosphere are perfectly executed.

If the rest of the book delivered like the spooky forest, this book could have been amazing. The romance fell flat for me. It just seemed very superficial and awkward, but that could be because it is YA.

The other thing that threw it for me was the magic system. It didn't feel fleshed out and really just served as a plot convenience when things got hard.

I recommend this book if you're looking for well-executed nature horror.

Thank you, Quill Tree Books and LibraryThing, for a copy of this book!

Read more reviews at www.kristinmockbooks.com/blog
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Kristin-Mock | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 15, 2024 |



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