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December 31, 2020
Their Stories Are Here
by Page Turner

Fresh Ink: An Anthology by Lamar Giles

Fresh Ink edited by Lamar Giles

Summary

There are far too many people who don’t see themselves in books. Many races, genders, and sexualities lack representation in media. Enter Fresh Ink, where authors of all different backgrounds come together to create an anthology for those who just want to be seen.

Review

Fresh Ink hits hard. This book, I think, has the most diverse cast I’ve ever read in one book. Even beyond that, there are plenty of identities that I don’t think I’ve ever seen represented in any book I’ve read. Representation really matters and Fresh Ink is just one example of how there is no such thing as too much diversity.

One of my favorite things about anthologies in general is how different each story is. There are no two stories with exactly the same tone, which makes them so interesting. Every time I finished one of the stories I wanted more of it – in the best possible way. As much as I would love a longer version of each story, they fit so well into the short story format. It never fails to amaze me how authors can create and develop characters so well in so few pages. If you’re looking for a book full of diversity, amazing characters, and a variety of genres and settings, Fresh Ink is the book for you.

Yours in love and literature, Page.

Content warning(s): violence; death; racism; homophobia; transphobia; homophobic, racial, and transphobic slurs; swearing

Thanks for reading! Check out my Instagram (@page.turner.omnibus) to see what I’ll be reviewing next!

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