Reclaim the Stars

17 Tales Across Realms & Space

Edited by: Zoraida Córdova

This book, a collection of seventeen (17) short stories was a fantastic read. None of them left me wanting, I didn’t dislike any of them. I can’t read seventeen books in a year and absolutely adore every single one. I adored every single one of these stories.

Seeing these stories in space, in the past, magic blending, polyamory–where do I start? Each story was a small world that I fully inhabited thanks to the skill of each writer.

The book is broken down into sections and each section contains stories that have some similarity. All the stories involving science fiction are together, for example. And we get a POV that is usually absent from traditionally published works. Second Person pov. You, you’re your. It actually makes you part of the story in a way that a lot of stories don’t. And I’ve only read this point of view in one other author’s work. N.K. Jemisin.

There’s also queer rep which I couldn’t get over.

It also gave me a small glimpse into a culture that’s not my own. I was invited into it by these authors and it was great to see these stories written in a genuine way. It wasn’t watered down, the culture got to be the star and that alone makes this book worth reading.

I can’t pick a favorite story, I really can’t. What I can say is I will be recommending this book to everyone I know who reads, including my younger sibling.

I give this compilation five (5) stars.

I received this eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher.


Author. Reader. Reviewer. Interested in Sci-fi, Fantasy, and everything in between. Ya, and Adult. Looking for representaion where it matters! BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, everything! We all deserve stories!

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