Indie Book Reviews • My Writing • Community Commentary
Spoiler-free review of Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust. Persia-inspired fantasy with fairytale elements.Read More
My spoiler-free review of In the Wake of Gods by Christopher Monteagle. Political fantasy published by Black Rose Writing.Read More
My spoiler-free review of Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. LGBTQIA+ contemporary featuring found family (literally and figuratively).Read More
Spoiler-free review of Amy of the Necromancers by Jimena I. Novaro. LGBTQIA+ contemporary fantasy with necromancers and a murder mystery.Read More
An interview with author Anya Josephs about her debut novel, Queen of All.Read More
A spoiler-free review of The Reclaimed Kingdom by Dana Claire. A self-published fantasy adventure with royalty.Read More
A spoiler-free review of The Broken Heart of Arelium by Alex Robins. A gritty, self-published, adult high fantasy.Read More
A spoiler-free review of The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen. Lighthearted contemporary with f\f romance.Read More
What’s on this blog?
My writing journey: I’m currently set on being published (or self-publishing . . . who knows?) and I talk about my writing here. I also post some of my short stories on occasion.
Book reviews: I tend to focus on LGBTQ+, diverse fantasy novels, usually indie. But I read widely and this isn’t a hard line in the sand!
Community commentary: I don’t post these often, but it’s my thoughts on the state of publishing and the book community. Sometimes I discuss current topics. Sometimes I discuss things that happened years ago. Depends on how I feel.
General thoughts: things like why I don’t tend to like Beauty and the Beast retellings, why I think I’m becoming an intolerant reader, etc.
Eleanore is an eighteen-year-old writer, photographer, and reader. She loves fantasy but reads widely, favoring LGBTQ+ stories and heroes with golden hearts.
Crossroads of Identity is a blog dedicated to book reviews and book community commentary, with a focus on small press and self-published novels.