Genre: Social Themes

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 […]

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 The story is told in verse and through historical documents from that time.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: The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

Book Review: The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

“Everything he knew was a result of artificial intelligence. Manufactured data and memories. Programmed technology. A created life.” The Rule of Thoughts is the second novel in James Dashner’s The Mortality Doctrine series. The story picks up right where the first book ended. Michael has figured out the mystery of the VirtNet,and Kaine’s masterplan. Now Michael has a […]

Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Posted October 14, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is set in the early 20th century before prohibition. The story centers around what are known as “homopaths,” individuals whose blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, but are dangerously affected by iron. Two best friends, Corinne and Ada, work for gangster Johnny Dervish in his club, the […]

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” Every Exquisite Thing was a different kind of read for me, as I usually don’t read contemporary novels. What drove me to picking it, was that it’s written by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve been wanting to read that book for ages now, and love […]

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“In the land of the blind, a one-eyed man is king.” Fear picks up four months after Plague. Sam, Edilio, Dekka, and others are living out at the lake while Caine and Albert rule Perdido Beach. It’s been an entire year since all of the adults disappeared, and the survivors are trying to move on from the […]

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Eight months since all the adults disappeared from Perdito Beach, the survivors discover a new horror. A plague has come to town, and is wiping out the kids in the way that hunger and lies have failed to do. In Author Michael Grant’s fourth installment of his best-selling Gone series Sam, Astrid, Caine, Diana, and […]