Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: Outpost & Horde (The Razorland Series) by Ann Aguirre

Book Review: Outpost & Horde (The Razorland Series) by Ann Aguirre

It’s been awhile since I read the first novel in Ann Aguirre’s Razorland trilogy, Enclave. However, it didn’t take long for me to get back into this series. The second novel, Outpost, reveals how life has changed for Deuce, Fade, and Stalker since they were taken into the town Salvation. A town at peace, most of the women cater to […]

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: Execution (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Posted June 21, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Execution (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

“You don’t have to be perfect to be good. You can do bad things and still be a good person.” The final book in Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape From Furnace series, Execution, finally brings Alex Sawyer and his friends face-to-face with Alfred Furnace. It’s taken five books for Alex to have this confrontation, and though enjoyable I found it […]

Book Review: Fugitives (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Posted June 14, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Fugitives (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

“We haven’t escaped from our prison, we´ve just moved into a new one. And although there are countless places to hide, there´s nowhere to run.” Fugitives picks up immediately following the events in Death Sentence. Alex and his friends are now out of Furnace Penitentiary, and try to make their way to safety to hide from Alfred Furnace’s […]

Book Review: Death Sentence (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Posted June 13, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Death Sentence (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

“And if there’s nothing left of you but darkness, how can you not become a monster?” After Alex, Simon, and Zee failed in their second attempt to escape Furnace Penitentiary, Readers are left wondering what will become of them now they’re in the Warden’s evil clutches. Author Alexander Gordon Smith delivers another riveting entry to […]

Book Review: Solitary (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Posted June 5, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Solitary (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

“There was only Furnace. It was our world, our grave, our hell.” Book two in Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape From Furnace series, Solitary, picks up immediately following the events of the first book. Alex and his friends have made their escape from Furnace Penitentiary, only to discover they’ve traveled deeper underground with no idea how to get to […]

Book Review: King’s Cage (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard

Posted April 28, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review: King’s Cage (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard

Even though I didn’t particularly love Glass Sword, I was eagerly anticipating the release of King’s Cage. This series has been a bit of hit or miss but the ending of the second book left me wondering what would happen next, and I couldn’t resist snagging the third novel. King’s Cage picks up a short while after the events of Glass […]

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 […]