Review: March Book One by Senator John Lewis

Title: March: Book One
Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Illustrator)
Format: Paperback
Genre: Nonfiction Graphic Novel
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: August 13, 2013

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Over the summer a lot of high school students came in to the bookstore looking for March: Book One and it was on our Summer reading List; and it got me thinking. . . 🤔

I had a hard time trying to figure out the best way to write a review for this book/graphic novel. So, I didn’t. Instead I chose to choose some panels and tell you a few familial personal stories. I hope you enjoy. But above all else, I hope you either go buy March or check it out from your local library. John Lewis’s story is AH-mazing!

I heard about it prior to this summer, but because it’s not my typical genre – nonfiction – I never bothered. Well, I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed this. Continue reading

ARC Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Title: Sadie
Author: Courtney Summers
Format: ARC Paperback
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: September 4, 2018

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC from the publisher, Wednesday’s Books for free in return for providing an honest and unbiased review.

I’m just going to put it out there YA is killing it! Sadie is definitely in my top 5 books read this year.

The Girls explores what happens when a devastating crime reveals a deeply unsettling mystery. It’s a story about family, about sisters, and the untold lives lived in small-town America. It’s about the lengths we go to protect the ones we love . . . and the high price we pay when we can’t.
And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl.

This is how the novel begins.

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Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

descriptionTitle: Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Format: eARC & Hardback
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: March 6, 2018

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Netgalley free in return for providing my honest and unbiased review.

Two Sentence Summary: Zélie is a divîner (maji) who is on a quest along with her brother, Tzain, and Princess Amari to bring magic back to Orïsha. Zélie was chosen by the gods to bring magic back; and she along with Tzain, Amari and a wily band of divîners, pickpockets and mercenaries must fight the king, the prince and their soldiers to save magic and the maji. Continue reading

[ARC Review] Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Title: Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author: Jo Nesbo
Format: eARC
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime Fiction
Publisher: Hogarth (Crown Publishing)
Release Date: April 10, 2018

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Netgalley free in return for providing my honest and unbiased review.

Two Sentence Summary: Not sure I really need to do this, since it’s based off of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, but here goes. Continue reading

[Book Review] The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Title: The Hazel Wood
Author: Melissa Albert
Format: Hardback, 355 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fantasy
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release Date: January 30, 2018

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Originally I had given The Hazel Wood 5 stars, but after thinking about it for a few days I have to downgrade it to a 3.5.

It’s a super quick read, but I will tell you there are a few bits that were a slog to get through. The Hazel Wood is Melissa Albert’s dĂ©but novel and is being billed as book 1 of a series. If this is the case her first foray is quite good.

What Popped: There were lots of plot twists, which kept me on my toes. Continue reading