Book Club

Persephone Book Club ““ April, 2012

Hello readers!

First, let’s congratulate our lady, Minerva McGonagall, for her win in this year’s Middlemarch Madness. Unfortunately for her, we already read Harry Potter for book club, so we’ll be skipping the Middlemarch winner and moving along down our reading list for the next meeting.

The next P-Mag book club will “meet” the weekend on May 5th-6th. We will be reading ““ I need a drumroll gif here ““ The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin.


Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate – and gods and mortals – are bound inseparably together. (Book description courtesy of Amazon.)


You can find my earlier mini-review of the The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms here.

By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

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22 replies on “Persephone Book Club ““ April, 2012”

I just borrowed an e-book copy from my library and read it all in one day (and slightly into the night…oops). That’s what happens when your life is filled with reading scientific papers and you’re craving some good old fantasy novels…

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