October 27, 2018

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - 

"Congratulations, by the way.

When young, we're anxious - understandably - to find out if we've got what it takes. Can we succeed? Can we build a viable life for ourselves? But you - in particular you, of this generation - may have noticed a c...

October 7, 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars -  

I received a free copy of this ebook ARC from the author, publishing company, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts/reviews are my own.

The Iron Flower (The Black Witch Chronicles #2) by Laurie Forest did not disap...

September 23, 2018

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars -  

If you rate a book without reading it, you are the problem. There is a difference between not supporting a book because you do not like the author, their political views, or their actions and trashing something you have never read becau...

September 10, 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars - 

This middle grade book did so much so right. I know it can often be difficult going into a middle grade book as an adult with the intention of reviewing it. Our standards of plot and character development is on such a higher scale. For me tho...

August 5, 2018

Rating: 4 Stars-      

First let me say that if you decide to dive into this one, take the trigger warnings seriously. That said, this is why I love poetry! Amanda Lovelace bends words creating content that is sharp, meticulously pointed, and hard. This s...

August 5, 2018

Rating: 4 stars

Amanda Lovelace weaves a journey through devastation, heartache, self hate, love, becoming the hero of her own story and so much more. Page 177 "write the story. push your hands into the dirtiest parts of yourself. take the rot & decay & turn it into nou...

July 14, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars

Jason Reynolds destroyed me with Long Way Down. I had a lump in my throat with every turn of the page. As a mother, the idea of any child or young adult grappling with death, with revenge, with his or her own humanity at such a young age twists my very s...

July 14, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds is a letter to dreamers. It is about looking forward to things that seem unattainable, but they are in fact attainable. It's about narrating your own story as you decide you want more, as you decide you want the dream. His...

July 6, 2018

I look back on the last year and want to jump up and down because we made it through the storm. My book Premonitions was to be launched at the end of 2017 and the excitement I felt at finally sharing this story made my heart want to explode. Sadly, my mom became gravel...

July 1, 2018

Rating: 3 Stars

I read a lot of poetry and I did like this collection, but I did not love it. There are things I really liked about some of the poetry and other things that did not resonate with me. The thing I loved was how this was broken down into four sections or mo...

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