You can also check out the reviews for Briana’s other books by clicking on her Author Section!
magnifiqueNOIR Book One: I Am Magical
- Just Love – Queer Book Reviews: A 4.5-star review. “This is why writing and reading diversity is so important: it opens us up to a world we don’t understand, while also providing voices to people who often get left out of books.”
- Wear Your Voice: This article praises the portrayal of black queer women in magnifiqueNOIR! This article was also featured on Afropunk!
- Love Bytes Review: A 4-star review from this LGBTQ book website!
- J.S. Fields also gave the book a 4-star review and said, “Magnifique Noir is a delight from start to finish, full of all the lush color and bubblegum happiness we expect from the magical girl genre.”
You can also check out what’s being said by customers through Amazon Reviews! And please, feel free to leave your own review on Amazon to let me, and others, know what you think! Here’s a taste of what’s being said:
“As an adult, I’ve struggled at reading with the same voracity I had as a child, but this book might’ve been the cure. It’s been a long time since I sat down to read a book cover to cover in one weekend, but I just couldn’t put this one down.” – DukeDeBhavana
“As a youth services librarian, the one thing I hear the most from my kids is that they want good stories that feature people like them. Especially good geek culture stories. Anime, Video Games, comics…these are the things they love, and the things they are aching to see themselves in. While that range of characters and experiences in entertainment is getting better, it’s still sorely lacking. So when I heard about MagnifiqueNoir’s black queer magical girl characters, I was cautiously optimistic. Representation in fiction is vital, but representation in a good story even more so. I can honestly say, that my optimism was well invested.” – Sarah T. Hodge
“This is a book I can give to friends I just know who need it, and watch as their eyes light up in ways they didn’t know possible, only to point at the cover and say, “They’re like me!” Yes, hon. They are very much like you.” – Count von Kit
“Briana has cleverly woven pop culture and nerd fandom with social struggles that many people face on a daily basis. With fun artwork peppered through the book, it’s fun and reminiscent of a true noir classic: black and white with “pops” of color.” –Shawna Wanner
“The diverse cast highlights many different aspects of minority and queer representation that is much needed in this current era, with a colorful ride that feels like hope for the future.” –Wil
“This is my first book that I read by the author and I loved it. It blends dynamics of the best super hero origin stories, interpersonal relationship building, family dynamics, and DOESN’T answer every question in the first few pages.” –Morgan McChurch
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