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Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.” The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a powerful book centered around sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses one of her friends being gunned down by police. Starr, the only witness must decide if she’ll come forward and possibly endanger herself and family by exposing […]

Audio Review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Posted April 26, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

“Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.” Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a heartfelt, funny, and poignant look at what life was like growing under apartheid. The comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show narrates his memoir with loads of energy and humor. The […]

Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Posted November 9, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been waiting for Marissa Meyer’s new stand-alone novel, Heartless, ever since news of its release dropped. As a fan of her Lunar Chronicles series, I had really hit hopes for this novel, and I wasn’t disappointed. I received a copy of the book earlier this year when I attended the YallWest Book Convention in Santa Monica, California. It […]

Book Review: Survivors (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

Book Review: Survivors (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

After completing Thunder and Ashes, there was no way I couldn’t pick up Survivors right away. The third and final novel in Z. A. Recht’s The Morningstar Strain series finds the survivors trying to make their way towards Omaha. Dr. Anna Demilio is at work trying to create a vaccine, if not a cure, for Morningstar. Despite what former NSA Agent […]

Book Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist.” The Problem with Forever is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest YA romance. Set in Baltimore, the story follows a traumatized Mallory after she decides to quit home school, and spend her senior year in public school instead. Mallory […]

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

“It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.” The Young Elites has been on my TBR list for a long time, and is actually what prompted me to read Legend. While both of Marie Lu’s series are set in a dystopian society, The Young Elites is a darker story. It takes place after […]

Series Review: The Wrath & the Dawn / The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Posted May 23, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Series Review: The Wrath & the Dawn / The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

“Love is a force unto itself, sayyidi. For love, people consider the unthinkable…and often achieve the impossible. I would not sneer at its power.” I received a copy of The Wrath & the Dawn last year when I attended the Romantic Times convention. It was the hot, “must-read” book at the time, yet I somehow put off reading […]

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan

Posted May 18, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan

“Nothing is more tragic than loving someone to the depths of your soul and knowing they cannot and will not ever love you back.” The long-awaited second spin-off to Rick Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians has finally been released, and it was everything I could have hoped for. This new series stars fallen god Apollo, […]

Book Review: Half Lost (Half Bad Trilogy) by Sally Green

Book Review: Half Lost (Half Bad Trilogy) by Sally Green

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Sally Green’s conclusion to her popular Half Bad trilogy was released in stores. Of course I ran straight after work to pick up my copy, and was lucky enough to get one fresh off the Barnes & Noble shipment cart. With fevered hands I turned the pages once I got […]