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Review: Beauty Mark by Carole Boston Weatherford

Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroeby Carole Boston Weatherford Thank you Candlewick Press for this advances reader copy in exchange for an honest review. No one knowshow it feelsinside my troubled mind.No one wants to.Beauty Mark I'm the kind of person who goes down Wikipedia rabbit holes when searching up actors and writers.… Continue reading Review: Beauty Mark by Carole Boston Weatherford

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Review: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Title: Woven in Moonlight Author: Isabel Ibañez Genre: Self Improvement Publisher: Page Street Books Publication Date: January 7th 2020 Page Count: 384 Rating: 4.5/5 Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the… Continue reading Review: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

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Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Title: A Separate Peace Author: John Knowles Genre: Coming of Age, Historical Fiction Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: 1959 Page Count: 208 Rating: 4.5/5  An American classic and great bestseller for over fifty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the… Continue reading Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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Review: Obsidio by Amy Kaufman

Title: Obsidio Author: Amy Kaufman, Jay Kristoff Genre: Sci-fi Publisher: Knopf Books Date published:February 17th 2020 Page Count: 615 Rating: 4.5/5 If you've come this far in the series, I don't think I need to convince you to read this book. But nonetheless, let me just recite to you the reasons why you should get… Continue reading Review: Obsidio by Amy Kaufman

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Review: The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

Title:The Seventh Sun Author: Lani Forbes Genre: Fantasy, YA Fiction Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Date published: February 18th 2020 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 336 Rating: 4.5/5 Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he's… Continue reading Review: The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

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Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi Genre: Memoir Publisher: Random House Date published: January 19th 2016 Format: Paperback Page Count: 208 Rating: 4.5/5 Trigger warnings: cancer, death At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.… Continue reading Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: The Speed of Falling Objects Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer Genre: Young Adult, Adventure Publisher: Inkyard Press Date published: October 1st 2019 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 384 Rating: 4.5/5 Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now… Continue reading Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Title: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind Author: Yuval Noah Harari Genre: Non-fiction, Science, History Publisher: Harvill Secker Date published: 2014 Format: Paperback Page Count: 443 Rating: 4.5/5 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance?… Continue reading Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

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Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae (Illuminae Files #1) Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff Genre: YA Fiction, Sci-fi Publisher: Knopf Books Date published: October 20th 2015 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 602 Rating: 4.5/5 This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and… Continue reading Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Title: Sorcery of Thorns Author: Margaret Rogerson Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date published: June 4th 2019 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 464 Rating: 4/5 All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up… Continue reading Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson