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Come Home Safe | Brian Buckmire | Book Review

Come Home Safe is a book that is much needed within our current society. It is real and heartbreaking but sadly right on track with what is going on in our country. As a white female in our society, I have never had to experience the “come home safe” talk with my parents. At leastContinue reading “Come Home Safe | Brian Buckmire | Book Review”

Daughters of Oduma | Moses Ose Utomi | Book Review

Daughters of Oduma is a new coming of age young adult story. It is filled with well depicted characters and unique world building that kept me turning pages. The premise involves a found family of girls known as the Mud Family as they prepare for the South God Bow tournament. When their top girl getsContinue reading “Daughters of Oduma | Moses Ose Utomi | Book Review”

6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) | Tess Sharpe | Book Review

The cover of 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) makes it look like it is going to be a sweet easy read. In reality, it is anything but easy. The main characters are each working through some difficult situations and are constantly finding themselves crossing paths. This becomes even more trueContinue reading “6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) | Tess Sharpe | Book Review”

Jasmine Zumideh Need A Win | Susan Azim Boyer | Book Review

Jasmine Zumideh Needs A Win is a new young adult novel which is set in 1979. It’s Jasmin Zumideh’s senior year and she is ready to get out of her home town in California. Her dream is to move to New York and become a music journalist. It looks like everything is going to happenContinue reading “Jasmine Zumideh Need A Win | Susan Azim Boyer | Book Review”

Whiteout | Dhonielle Clayton | Tiffany D. Jackson | Nic Stone | Angie Thomas | Ashley Woodfolk | Nicola Yoon | Book Review

Whiteout is the newest anthology by authors Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. Previously, these authors have written another anthology titled Blackout. That anthology was set during a hot summer night while this one is set during a cold snowy blizzard in Atlanta. Multiple characters and theirContinue reading “Whiteout | Dhonielle Clayton | Tiffany D. Jackson | Nic Stone | Angie Thomas | Ashley Woodfolk | Nicola Yoon | Book Review”

Pretty Dead Queens | Alexa Donne | Book Review

Pretty Dead Queens is a new young adult thriller written by Alexa Donne. Fifty years ago, the homecoming queen was murdered and founded laying facedown in the high school pool. Since then it has become tradition to honor her memory and to never forget what happened that fateful night. Recently, Cecelia Ellis moved in withContinue reading “Pretty Dead Queens | Alexa Donne | Book Review”

Henry Hamlet’s Heart | Rhiannon Wilde | Book Review

Henry Hamlet’s Heart is set in Brisbane, Australia and is a beautiful friends to lovers story. It is senior year for Henry and his friends and everything is changing around them. Time seems to just be speeding forward forcing them to make decisions about their future. This brings up alot of emotions especially with theContinue reading “Henry Hamlet’s Heart | Rhiannon Wilde | Book Review”

Stinetinglers |R.L. Stine|Book Review

Growing up, R.L. Stine was the king of scary stories for children. From Goosebumps to Fear Street, my generation devoured his books. I was actually able to meet at BEA which was super exciting. When I saw that he was releasing a new book I was quick to request it on Netgalley. Luckily for me,Continue reading “Stinetinglers |R.L. Stine|Book Review”

Those Summer Nights | Laura Silverman | Book Review

Hannah has spent the past year trying to distract herself from life. She has used anything to keep her mind somewhere else. It gets so bad that she is even sent to a boarding school by her parents. Now she is back for the summer and is feeling the pressure to be nothing but good.Continue reading “Those Summer Nights | Laura Silverman | Book Review”

We Are The Scribes | Randi Pink | Book Review

Randi Pink has been on my author radar since earlier this year when I read Angel of Greenwood. I was completely captivated by the way that she wrote and knew I wanted to read more from her. So when We Are The Scribes became available on Netgalley, I was quick to request it. The premiseContinue reading “We Are The Scribes | Randi Pink | Book Review”

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