If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser (Book Review)

Contemporary-Mystery • After Zan’s best friend moves to California, she is baffled and crushed when Priya suddenly ghosts. Worse, Priya’s social media has turned into a stream of ungrammatical posts chronicling a sunny, vapid new life that doesn’t sound like her at all. Everyone tells Zan not to...

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Strange Fruit, Vol 1 : Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel C. Gill (Graphic Novel Review)

Graphic Novel | Non-fiction • 'Strange Fruit, Volume I' is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia...

The Blood Spell by C. J. Redwine (Book Review)

[4 min. read] Fantasy-Fairytale • Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all...

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen (Book Review)

Book Blurb:Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career…as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142. Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a... Continue Reading →

Obsessed by Allison Britz (Book Review)

Book Blurb: Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream... Continue Reading →

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (Book Review)

Contemporary ● Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don’t bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas. Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds...

A World Without Heroes (Beyonders #1) by Brandon Mull (Book Review)

Juvenile Fiction - Fantasy ● Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he’s ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from...

Ghost Virus by Graham Masterton (Book Review)

Horror ● The girl had been staring into her mirror all morning before she picked up the small bottle of sulphuric acid and poured it over her forehead. Samira was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her. What could have brought her to this?

Strange Fruit Vol.2 by Joel Christian Gill (Graphic Novel Review)

Graphic Novel • Like all legends, people fade away, but not before leaving an incredible legacy. Each of the eight illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event...

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