2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Diversity · Eric smith · Fantasy · Fiction · Flux · Flux Books · Own Voices · YA

Book Review of The Girl and the Grove- A heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!

Blurb Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And…… Continue reading Book Review of The Girl and the Grove- A heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Depression · Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult · Fiction · Penguin Books · YA

Book Review of Speak: A powerful story with a difficult narrative during a time where such stories had no place to echo in this cruel, cold world. #mhbb

Blurb The first ten lies they tell you in high school. “Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say.” From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she…… Continue reading Book Review of Speak: A powerful story with a difficult narrative during a time where such stories had no place to echo in this cruel, cold world. #mhbb

2018 · Bookish · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Eric smith · Fantasy · Fiction · Flux · Flux Books · Lydia Kang · Mental Illness · Quotes I Devoured This Month · Romance · Sci-Fi · Thriller · Urban Fantasy · Wrap Up · YA

Quotes I Devoured This Month: Nov 2018

(A monthly wrap up with a twist.) P.S: I think I am finally over my reading & blogging slump, so more reviews and journal entries will be posted very soon. “Will I be a terrible person for feeling joy again? Custom says I should be sad. Sad for a long time. But I am tired,…… Continue reading Quotes I Devoured This Month: Nov 2018

2018 · Book Review · Bookish · Fantasy · Fiction · magic

Book Review- Legacy of Light (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 2): An emotional rollercoaster ride that will take you into the darkest alley of losing the people you love the most & learning how to survive the aftermath.

Blurb Love once bonded them. Death tore them apart.   Nothing is the same for Rissa, Trystan, and Davion as they try to prevent their kingdoms from sinking into ruin.  Davion never thought he had a purpose in life, yet he now finds himself commanding men and invading villages in the name of his father.  With…… Continue reading Book Review- Legacy of Light (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 2): An emotional rollercoaster ride that will take you into the darkest alley of losing the people you love the most & learning how to survive the aftermath.

2018 · Book Review · Bookish · Fantasy · Fiction · magic · YA

Book Review- Prophecy of Darkness (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 1): Although I would have been satisfied with reading this as a Merlin Retelling, this story is so much more than that.

Blurb Only magic can save them from what is coming, but first, it must be reclaimed. Twenty years ago, war devastated Dreach. Bloody and cruel, it ravaged the realm and stripped magic from Dreach-Science. Without magic, there is no hope. No life. For Prince Trystan Renauld, there is no choice. As his people starve, his…… Continue reading Book Review- Prophecy of Darkness (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 1): Although I would have been satisfied with reading this as a Merlin Retelling, this story is so much more than that.

2018 · Bookish · Fantastic Flying Book Club · Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ( FSG) · Fiction · Kim Savage · Mystery · Thriller · YA

Blog Tour- Giveaway & Book Review of In Her Skin: Babysitter wanted meets The Roommate​ meets PLL

  Title: In Her Skin Author: Kim Savage Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Release Date: April 17, 2018 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery Blurb A dark, suspenseful young adult novel about crime, identity, and two girls with everything to lose. Fifteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain takes on her biggest heist yet—impersonating a missing girl. Life…… Continue reading Blog Tour- Giveaway & Book Review of In Her Skin: Babysitter wanted meets The Roommate​ meets PLL

2018 · African Literature · Bookish · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Own Voices · WOC

Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”