Genre: United States

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 The story is told in verse and through historical documents from that time.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: 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 […]

Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To Watching

Posted November 10, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Teaser Tuesday, Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments
Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To Watching

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! […]

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SPLENDOR!!  PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Anna Godbersen’s historical fiction, young adult series, The Luxe, concludes with the fourth novel, Splendor. The synopsis states that there will be new beginnings, shocking revelations, and unexpected endings, and that was partially true. When we last saw the scheming characters of 18th century New York high […]

Book Review: Envy (The Luxe Series) by Anna Godbersen

Book Review: Envy (The Luxe Series) by Anna Godbersen

The Good…: Envy, the third book in Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe series picks up two months after Elizabeth Holland’s “rescue.” The truth is only something only a handful of people know. While society waits for Liz to reenter society, Elizabeth is struggling with a broken heart and wondering how she can go on under the […]

Book Review: Rumors (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen

Book Review: Rumors (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen

The Good…: I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I don’t know what happened, but Rumors hooked me from the very beginning, unlike the first book in the series, The Luxe. Rumors picks up three months after the events in The Luxe. I won’t go too into the story as I don’t want to write spoilers, but Rumors […]

Book Review: The Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole

Book Review: The Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole

  The Good…: I read this book with my 5th grade students and they were completely sucked into the novel. So much so, that they didn’t balk at having reading for homework, and doing extensive writing about some of the novel’s themes and events. The book also helped reenforce what they’ve learned all school year […]