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Family Curses & Life Lessons with Alaine

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

By: Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

Dear Haiti is about a girl who gets herself into quite a bit of trouble at school and winds up sent to Haiti to do a work program in lieu of being expelled. Alaine’s parents are both from Haiti though she has scant knowledge of the place. Her mother, a world-renowned journalist is also in Haiti dealing with the fallout of a scandal.

Oh, there’s also a family curse Alaine needs to break.

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If I’m Being Honest… I Liked Cameron Bright

If I'm Being Honest

So Cameron Bright is another MC that people seem to love or hate and if I’m being honest… I loved her.

Maybe it’s because The Taming of the Shrew was also one of my favorite plays but this is honestly one of my favorite contemporaries in a while.

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Books, Movies

12 Books that Should Be Films… with Great Roles for Women

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Since the Oscars are this Sunday I thought I’d do 12 Books that Should Be Films (or series) Right now! And since Circe- one of my recent favorites got optioned for a series I thought I’d get specific to ones with great roles for women!

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Only Nikolai Could Live Up to His Hype: King of Scars

King of Scars

King of Scars

By: Leigh Bardugo

Grade: A

King of Scars was in my top three most anticipated books of 2019 and it didn’t let me down! Though that ending…

Just a warning there are spoilers in here for the Shadow and Bone trilogy and for Six of Crows (especially in terms of fatalities in those books.) So if you were planning on reading them and don’t want to be spoiled don’t read this.

I also think you probably should read, at least the Shadow and Bone books, if you want to to get the full feeling of King of Scars.

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I Would Totally Travel Leviathan

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Honor Among Thieves

By: Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine

Grade: A+

I have to get out of the way that I don’t like the title or the cover and wasn’t planning to read this until I heard it was about a girl who is one of the Honors chosen to go on a  year long mission with a Leviathan.

Have you ever seen that show Farscape? I loved Moya. I want my own Leviathan so I decided to give this a try and oh, my God. Right now it’s top three for the year with The Cruel Prince and Loneliest Girl in the Universe!

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Random Reviews: A Death-Struck Year, These Broken Stars & A Little Vanishing Song

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I have to stop discriminating against YA Novels because even though I read a lot of them and enjoy them there’s a little part of me that’s always thinking: You should be reading a grown-up book. You are not a young adult anymore. But age is a number (so shut-up mind!) and a great story is a great story. Below are three of the great YA books I read last year and while the stories are fairly different they have strong female characters in common and I really believe that plays a part.

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