Hello Gemmies! I am so excited!!! There is a new anthology coming out this year called A Phoenix First Must Burn featuring some of my favorite authors, and now we have a fab cover reveal!! A Phoenix First Must Burn is set to release on March 10, 2020.
Synopsis of A Phoenix Must First Burn from Good Reads: Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.
Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A Phoenix First Must Burn will take you on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between. Filled with stories of love and betrayal, strength and resistance, this collection contains an array of complex and true-to-life characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. Witches and scientists, sisters and lovers, priestesses and rebels: the heroines of A Phoenix First Must Burn shine brightly. You will never forget them.
Authors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Amerie, Dhonielle Clayton, Jalissa Corrie, Somaiya Daud, Charlotte Davis, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, Danny Lore, L.L. McKinney, Danielle Paige, Rebecca Roanhorse, Karen Strong, Ashley Woodfolk, and Ibi Zoboi.
I love this mystical colorful cover art, and the contributing authors even more! I'm really looking forward to reading this gem! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!