Book Review

Darius and Twig – Walter Dean Myers

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Darius and Twig is a short contemporary novel set in Harlem. It follows two best friends, Darius and Twig, as they struggle to figure out who they are and where they want to go in life. Darius is a writer and dreams… Continue reading Darius and Twig – Walter Dean Myers

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New Kid – Jerry Craft

New Kid by Jerry CraftMy rating: 4 of 5 starsNew Kid is an incredibly accessible graphic novel that introduces us to seventh-grader Jordan and his life as the new kid in a new school. As a black kid, he experiences daily micro aggressions in his new school. He watches other kids be stereotyped and labeled.… Continue reading New Kid – Jerry Craft

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Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly

Stepsister by Jennifer DonnellyMy rating: 4 of 5 starsStepsister by Jennifer Donnelly is a challenging book to rate, because I did not enjoy it when I first started reading but was engaged by the end. How do you rate a book that has such completely different feelings from beginning to conclusion? I honestly did not… Continue reading Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly

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Be Everything At Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person – Dami Lee

Be Everything at Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person by Dami LeeMy rating: 4 of 5 starsBe Everything at Once is a graphic novel that collects a number of Dami Lee's webcomics from "As Per Usual" and turns them into a humorous and relatable memoir. Dami Lee has moved between the United States and… Continue reading Be Everything At Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person – Dami Lee

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Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Laurie Halse Anderson

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse AndersonMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson is a great coming of age graphic novel that explores who Diana is before she is truly Wonder Woman. The character and story bring a lot of humanity to a superhero that, while beloved, might… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Laurie Halse Anderson

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Gotham High – Blog Tour

Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz & Thomas PitilliPublisher: DC InkRelease Date: April 7th 2020 Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novels, Sequential Art, Superheroes, Comics Synopsis: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became… Continue reading Gotham High – Blog Tour

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Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

Wayward Son by Rainbow RowellMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWayward Son is the second book in the Simon Snow series by Rainbow Rowell. Although I enjoyed the first book in the series, it wasn't as well fleshed out as I felt that it could have been because we were thrown into a fictional world eight… Continue reading Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

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The Guinevere Deception – Kiersten White

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten WhiteMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI am a huge fan of Arthurian legend (in fact, I once wrote a research paper about it), so when I saw that Kiersten White was gifting the world with the Guinevere Deception I was intrigued. I’ve always loved the magic of Merlin, the honor… Continue reading The Guinevere Deception – Kiersten White

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne YoungMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Girl the Sea Gave Back is the second book set in the Viking world that Adrienne Young built. I really enjoyed Sky in the Deep when I read it last year and could not wait to see what Young had in… Continue reading The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young

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Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth LimMy rating: 4 of 5 starsSpin the Dawn was sold to me as a Mulan and Project Runway mashup of sorts, so I was intrigued because Mulan is tied for my favourite princess. Project Runway? I don’t really have an opinion about, but I was willing to give it a… Continue reading Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim