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Book Review: Simone Breaks All The Rules

Title: Simone Breaks All The Rules Author: Debbie Rigaud Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: June 1st, 2021 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Young Adult Romance Synopsis: Her strict Haitian immigrant parents enforce no-dating rules and curfews, and send Simone to an all-girls school. As for prom? Simone is allowed to go on one condition: her parents… Continue reading Book Review: Simone Breaks All The Rules

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Book Review: The Cost Of Knowing

Title: The Cost of Knowing Author: Britney Morris Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: April 6th, 2021 Genres: Young Adult Contemporary  ARC from SIimon Teen and Coloured Pages Book Tours Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best. He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice… Continue reading Book Review: The Cost Of Knowing

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Whispers From The Stars: April 2021

My Most Anticipated YA Releases Title: Zara Hossain Is Here Author: Sabina Khan Release Date: April 6th 2021 Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Corpus Christi, Texas, since her family moved there for her father to work as a paediatrician. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she… Continue reading Whispers From The Stars: April 2021

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Book Review: Catch Lili Too

Title: Catch Lili Too Author: Sophie Whittemore Publisher: NineStar Press Publication Date: November 6th 2020 Genre: Queer Punk Fantasy ARC Review Synopsis: Lili is a Mesopotamian siren, and life as an immortal being is hard enough as it is. She’s asexual (which is incredibly difficult to reconcile if your entire point as a mythical being… Continue reading Book Review: Catch Lili Too

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Book Review: The Girl From The Well

Title: The Girl From The Well Author: Rin Chupeco Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: May 1 2015 Genre: Young Adult Horror Synopsis: I am where dead children go. Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl From The Well

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Book Review: Incendiary

Title: Incendiary Author: Zoraida Cordova Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Publication Date: April 28th 2020 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Synopsis: I am Renata Convida.I have lived a hundred stolen lives.Now I live my own. Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a… Continue reading Book Review: Incendiary

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Book Review: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx

Title: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx Author: K.J. Long Publisher: Self Published Publication Date: November 1st, 2020 Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Synopsis: Briar is a wild boy. Living in a mangrove-tree city, he has been assigned the job of builder, but he is desperate to become an explorer. At least he can swim… Continue reading Book Review: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx

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Book Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes

Title: When Life Gives You Mangoes Author: Kereen Getten Publisher: October 20 2020 Publication Date: Delacorte Press Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic. But there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangos off the ground, running outside in the rain with her… Continue reading Book Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes

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Book Review: Legendborn

Title: Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon and Schuster) Publication Date: September 15, 2020 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Synopsis: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel… Continue reading Book Review: Legendborn