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The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

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3 stars (release date 7-7-2020)

This is a quick and easy read about two 18-year-olds trying to vote for the first time in the general election. Set during a 24 hour time period, the two teenagers discuss such weighty topics as voter suppression, voter apathy, being black in america, white privilege, grief, interracial couples and other tough issues. Continue reading “The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert”

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

i killed zoe spanos

3 stars

This is a pretty good YA Mystery/Thriller about a teenager working as a nanny in the Hamptons who confesses to the murder of a young woman that she may never have met. Continue reading “I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick”

Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi

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2.5 stars

This is an ok historical fiction about the mysterious Agent 355 – the famous “lady” spy who passes information to George Washington’s Culper spy ring. Continue reading “Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi”

Broken Veil (Harbinger #5) by Jeff Wheeler

broken veil

4 stars

This is a satisfying ending to a good YA Fantasy series. Most of the storylines are wrapped up, and there is a juicy cliffhanger that is surely a hint for a new series. Continue reading “Broken Veil (Harbinger #5) by Jeff Wheeler”

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

 

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4 stars

This is a very good YA book about the obstacles one girl faces as she tries to piece together her life after being trafficked as a sex slave. Continue reading “What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin”

The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter

the stone of sorrow

3.0 stars

This is a good first book in a new YA Fantasy series that weaves Norse mythology and magic into the story of a young woman embarking on a quest to save her sister and clan. Continue reading “The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter”

Master of Sorrows ( The Silent Gods #1) by Justin Travis Call

master of sorrows

4 stars

This is the first book in The Silent Gods YA Fantasy series. It is intriguing, fast-paced, dark, and complicated. Everything I love about an epic fantasy series. Continue reading “Master of Sorrows ( The Silent Gods #1) by Justin Travis Call”

Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi

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3.5 Stars

This is a pretty good second book in a YA Fantasy book series about the fight to bring back magic to a group of people that the Monarchy wants to destroy. Continue reading “Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi”

Foul is Fair (Foul is Fair #1) by Hannah Capin

foul is fair

4 stars

Wow. What the heck did I just read?? Violent, dark, twisty and an utter guilty pleasure, this book is Mean Girls, Heathers and Kill Bill all rolled into one. Continue reading “Foul is Fair (Foul is Fair #1) by Hannah Capin”

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