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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- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

Posted January 27, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell is a beautifully written story about Richard and Mildred Loving’s fight to legalize their marriage. The story is told in verse and through historical documents from that time. We read as Richard and Mildred grow up together in Caroline County […]

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

“There is no decent place to stand in a massacre. —LEONARD COHEN” I came across Jack Kilborn’s Afraid while browsing through Kindle Unlimited’s mystery section. It was recommended to me because I like Blake Crouch’s work, and the two authors often work together. Yet, I let it linger on my TBR for months. I’m glad I finally […]

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: Gemina (The Illuminae Files) by Marie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Posted October 24, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments
Book Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files) by Marie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina is the second book in The Illuminae Files, and is just as good (maybe better) than the first novel. In this story we are aboard the Heimdall with two new characters, Nik Malikov and Hanna Donnelly, as they are hijacked by mercenaries for BeiTech as part of the coverup from the first novel. Meanwhile, Katy and Ezra […]

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” I’ve been moving unusually slow for my 2016 Reading England challenge, as I’ve just completed my […]

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

I Almost Forgot About You is the latest novel by best-selling author Terry McMillan. The story takes place in Oakland, California, and centers around Ophthalmologist Dr. Georgia Young. Georgia is in her early 50’s when she decides she wants to make some major life changes. Despite being a successful doctor with a thriving practice, grown children, […]