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Book Review: The Everlasting Rose

The Details: The MUCH anticipated sequel to The Belles is on its way in 2019-- and it is worth waiting for! If you're unfamiliar with The Belles, it may be helpful to check out my review of Dhonielle Clayton's first book in this YA Fantasy series lush with commentary on societal beauty expectations and power. Basically, the Belles… Continue reading Book Review: The Everlasting Rose

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Book Review: The Gilded Wolves

The Review I have to admit, it took me a few chapters to catch the tone and premise of The Gilded Wolves, but once it hit its stride, I was hooked. NY Times Bestselling author Roshani Chokshi's newest fantasy novel follows a group of down-and-out teens-- smart, wily outcasts, artists, and academics on the run. Thick… Continue reading Book Review: The Gilded Wolves

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Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage

The Review: This novel is the heartwarming story of a mother-daughter bond unlike any other... Just kidding. I originally requested this book because of the blurb in the PW announcement which compared it to THE BAD SEED: While I'm a bit of wimp when it comes to horror and thriller as a genre, "bad children"… Continue reading Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage

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Review: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Review: Part memoir and part handbook, Ijeoma Oluo's new book is not just about talking: it's about action. Oluo addresses two distinct audiences: people of color and white people who hope to engage in dialogue about race. She makes it clear early on that her book is not some magic cure for white supremacy,… Continue reading Review: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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Book Review: How to Survive a Summer

The Review   Five boys went in, but only four came out. Ten years ago, Will Dillard's preacher father put him in a "homosexual rehabilitation" camp which ended tragically. Now, Will is distanced from his family, but firm in his identity. Life seems to be falling into place as a film student when suddenly a… Continue reading Book Review: How to Survive a Summer