New Release and Review: Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron

Release Date: October 13, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy / Historical Fiction

From the award-winning author of The Truth of Right Now comes a stunning, grounded fantasy in the vein of Dread Nation that follows a black teen as she finds her place among a family of women gifted with magical abilities.

In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother, and a longtime crush who is finally making a move.

On top of all that, Evvie’s magic abilities are growing stronger by the day. Her family calls it jubilation—a gift passed down from generations of black women since the time of slavery. And as Evvie’s talents waken, something dark comes loose and threatens to resurface…

And when the demons of Evvie’s past finally shake free, she must embrace her mighty lineage, and summon the power that lies within her.


My Review:

This book was amazing! The only con is that I wanted more. The characters were very well developed. The pacing of the novel started from the first page. The novel was written in dialect that was reflective of the time and it was perfect. Lastly, the storyline was very intriguing.

-The main character was sassy, witty, and had magical abilities to fuck shit up when she was pissed off (or just very emotional).

-the use of dialect

– the writing style

-the pacing

– the storyline: Evalene, teenager trying to cone into her identity and learning to maneuver her magical prowess (that has been passed down from the women in her family)

-literal Black girl Magic

Dislikes (more like wants):

– I want more!

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