About Me: My name is Danielle, but you can call me Danzi! I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and I currently live in Washington, DC. I’ve been an avid reader since childhood, and I always got in trouble for reading until all hours of the morning. Don’t get me wrong – I still read until all hours of the morning, but now I just don’t get in trouble. I regularly choose books over people, and I’m rarely sorry for it.
What Followers Can Expect: Honest reviews, diverse recommendations, and (my attempts at) gorgeous photos! I love reading YA and adult science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary fiction, and I showcase these stories from BIPOC authors, including writers from the Caribbean Diaspora. I also use my page to manage my anxiety, and I encourage my followers to prioritize their mental health. I’m grateful that it has not only been a creative outlet, but also a way to build community and make genuine friendships. Black Bookstagram is magical, and my B2Weirdos are everything!
A Recent Book I Loved: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna! What a beautiful story of grief and grit, betrayal and belonging, trauma and triumph. It is dark and feminist and has everything I want in YA – rich world-building, meaningful themes, critical examination of power structures. And most importantly, Black Girl Magic!