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Above and beyond is the story of two men broken in different ways finding solace in each other and coming to terms with their pasts. Zach is Lucky's older man crush and has been since he was a teen. Zach is repressed, not in regards to his sexuality, but from a past fi...

This is an interactive graphic novel about escape from the Vietnam War. My sister-in-law was vietnamese and was tortured, as a young girl by the VC, for working for the Americans. Her body was marred by white skin where she had been burned. Maybe knowing her story made...

March 8, 2020


Heartbreaking, sweet, sad, and frustrating this story is gorgeously written. I had so many feeling reading this and it has stuck with me even after putting it down. I appreciate that the author did not take the easy way out by making it seem like the magic of a relati...

January 28, 2020

Secrets, intrigue, political and religious drama, violent men who buy what they cannot easily dominate, and in the middle of it all Nona. Oh! Did I forget to mention assassin nuns? Yes my friends, assassin nuns!

Mark Lawrence honed a tale, that is weaved slowly. The wo...

January 20, 2020


"But what kind of adult says gay people are a bad influence on Children? What if their child is gay? What if they want to... come out? If the people closest to them are their first enemies in their new uncertain life...it's too cruel." ~Gengoroh Tagame

That quote say...

August 24, 2019

I had to take a few days to gather my thoughts on this book. While I gave it 3 stars, I believe on some level, it does deserve 3.5 or even 4. I continue to vacillate between 3, 3.5, and 4 stars for this book because it does some things so very well and other things wer...

May 8, 2019


There is something to be admired about stripping back poetry to its raw core, using imagery crafted with purposeful metaphors, not meant to distract from the lack of depth or need to shock. The content...The rawness...The realness stands on its own merit woven like a...

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...

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