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The Wednesday Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

The Book: Book Title: Puddin' Book Author: Julie Murphy Genre: YA Contemporary Publishing Date: May 8th, 2018 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Synopsis: It is a companion novel to Dumplin', which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean's star turn in the Clover City pageant.  Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Book: Book Title: The Poet X Book Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: YA Contemporary Publishing Date: March 6th, 2018 Publisher: HarperTeen Synopsis: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and… Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Wednesday Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

The Book: Book Title: Dumplin' Book Author: Julie Murphy Genre: YA Contemporary Publishing Date: September 15th, 2015 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Synopsis: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body.… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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Faerie Tale Friday: Beauty’s Curse by C.S. Johnson (R & R Book Tours)

The Book: Book Title: Beauty's Curse Book Author: C.S. Johnson Genre: YA Fantasy / Faerie Tale Retelling / Historical Fiction / Romance Publishing Date: January 2016 Publisher: Self Published Synopsis: For four years, Princess Aurora of Rhone—Rose to her friends—has searched the world for a way to break the curse placed on her by Magdalina, the… Continue reading Faerie Tale Friday: Beauty’s Curse by C.S. Johnson (R & R Book Tours)

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The Wednesday Review: Under Stone by Helen Jones (The Ambeth Chronicles #4)

The Book: Book Title: Under Stone Book Author: Helen Jones Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian Publishing Date: December 31st, 2017 Publisher: Pendry Publishing Synopsis: 'Help will come to you, Alma, you will not be alone.’ Accepting her new powers hasn't been easy for Alma. Nor has finding out the truth about her father. And she's still not sure… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Under Stone by Helen Jones (The Ambeth Chronicles #4)

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Food, Family, and Love

Family should always be something you cherish. With family comes love. With family comes celebrations and get togethers, and with that comes food and more love. Holiday (and some birthday, baby shower, and holy communion) get togethers were usually pretty big for our family when I was young. Before my grandmother passed away I remember… Continue reading Food, Family, and Love

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The Wednesday Review: Triggered (Control Freakz #3)

The Book: Book Title: Triggered Book Author: Michael Evans Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian Publishing Date: September 15th, 2018 Publisher: Boundless Press Synopsis: Memories will break you. Natalie thought that she would be able to fix her past, but some things are forever broken. After being rescued from the rubble, Natalie is welcomed into a new world of horrors,… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Triggered (Control Freakz #3)

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Release Day: The Ravens Tale by Cat Winters

The happiest of book birthdays to this macabre beauty, and to Cat Winters who did such an incredible job with delving in to the dark mind of Edgar Allan Poe and painting such a delicious Gothic picture of the raven! The Book: Book Title: The Raven's Tale Book Author: Cat Winters Genre: YA Historical Fiction/ Fantasy/… Continue reading Release Day: The Ravens Tale by Cat Winters

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The Wednesday Review: After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward (The Write Reads Blog Tour)

The Book: Book Title: After the Green Withered Book Author: Kristin Ward Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian Publishing Date: May 13th, 2018 Publisher: Self Published Synopsis: They tell me the country looked different back then. They talk of open borders and flowing rivers. They say the world was green. But drought swept across the globe and the United States… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward (The Write Reads Blog Tour)

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The Wednesday Review: The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

The Book: Book Title: The Raven's Tale Book Author: Cat Winters Genre: YA Historical Fiction/ Fantasy/ Paranormal Publishing Date: April 16th, 2019 Publisher: Amulet Books Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters