I hope you’re all having a fantastic Monday!
I know a lot of people are dealing with the spread of the virus. Right now I’m still working, though most of our hours have been cut down.
That being said, my reading this month has definitely been pretty impressive 😏.
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page.
Title: The Deep
Author: River Solomon
Publisher: Gallery/Saga Press
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Genre(s): Adult, Science Fiction/Fantasy, LGBT+
Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.
Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.
Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are.
I’ve recently heard book Twitter rave about this book and honestly, it sounds so so good. I’m a sucker for merfolk stories, however, the own-voices spin on this one has me even more excited. I’m intrigued to see what conversations arise regarding race and sexuality.
What are your thoughts on The Deep?
Let me know below!