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Boys Run The Riot By Keito Gaku Book Review #18

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Title: Boys Run The Riot

Author: Keito Gaku

Page Count: 224

Genre: LGBTQIA | Graphic Novels & Comics

Publishers: Kodansha Comics

Publishing Date: May 25, 2021

Description

READERS, PLEASE NOTE:

This book is meant to be read in the original Japanese manga format. Meaning pages and panels should be read right-to-left.

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A transgender teen named Ryo finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a transgender manga creator made waves in Japan and will inspire readers all over the world!

High schooler Ryo knows he’s transgender. But he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryo is always “dressing like a boy.” He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryo feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryo sees an unexpected sight: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class is shopping for the same clothes that Ryo loves. And Jin offers Ryo a proposal: to start their own brand and create apparel to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin. At last, Ryo has someone he can open up to–and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to everyone else.

I volunteered to read this manga through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This manga is well written and the characters are described well. It has LGBTQIA representation. The artwork is great. I enjoyed the friendships in this book. You are apart of this manga from the first page you read. It is enjoyable and entertaining. It will be in stores May 25, 2021 for $12.99 (USD).

Mother May I By Joshilyn Jackson Book Review #17

Title: Mother May I

Author: Joshilyn Jackson

Narrated by Joshilyn Jackson
Harper Audio
HarperAudio
General Fiction (Adult) Mystery & Thrillers

Publishing Date: Apr 6, 2021

Description

“Chilling, thought-provoking, and hauntingly written, Mother May I kept me on the edge of my seat with its breathless race against time.” –Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl…Read More

Description

“Chilling, thought-provoking, and hauntingly written, Mother May I kept me on the edge of my seat with its breathless race against time.” –Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl from Widow Hills

“A master of domestic suspense.” —Entertainment Weekly

The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Never Have I Ever builds on her success with this addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves—a chilling and thoughtful tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge, and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways.

Revenge doesn’t wait for permission.

Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat was warned by her single mother that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected her mother’s fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Having married into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree now has all a woman could ever dream of: a loving lawyer husband, two talented teenage daughters, a new baby boy, a gorgeous home, and every opportunity in the world.

Until the day she awakens and sees a witch peering into her bedroom window—an old gray-haired woman dressed all in black who vanishes as quickly as she appears. It must be a play of the early morning light or the remnant of a waking dream, Bree tells herself, shaking off the bad feeling that overcomes her.

Later that day though, she spies the old woman again, in the parking lot of her daugh­ters’ private school . . . just minutes before Bree’s infant son, asleep in his car seat only a few feet away, vanishes. It happened so quickly—Bree looked away only for a second. There is a note left in his place, warning her that she is being is being watched; if she wants her baby back, she must not call the police or deviate in any way from the instructions that will follow.

The mysterious woman makes contact, and Bree learns she, too, is a mother. Why would another mother do this? What does she want? And why has she targeted Bree? Of course Bree will pay anything, do anything. It’s her child.

To get her baby back, Bree must complete one small—but critical—task. It seems harmless enough, but her action comes with a devastating price, making her complicit in a tangled web of tragedy and shocking secrets that could destroy everything she loves. It is the beginning of an odyssey that will lead Bree to dangerous places, explosive confrontations, and chilling truths.

Bree will do whatever it takes to protect her family—but what if the cost tears their world apart?

I volunteered to read this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. The author did a great job reading this book. The author did a fantastic job reading this book. It will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first minute of listening to this book. You are not just listening to this book you are the characters experiencing everything. It has all the twists and turns a thriller needs and it is great. I highly recommend listening to this audiobook it is in stores now for $29.99 (USD).

Slingshot By Mercedes Helnwein Book Review #16

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Title: Slingshot

Author: Mercedes Helnwein

Page Count: 352

Genre: Teens & YA

Publishers: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing Date: April 27, 2021

Description

An exciting debut contemporary young adult novel perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Mary H. K. Choi

Acidly funny and compulsively readable, Mercedes Helnwein’s debut novel Slingshot is a story about two people finding each other and then screwing it all up. See also: soulmate, friendship, stupidity, sex, bad poetry, and all the indignities of being in love for the first time.

Grace Welles had resigned herself to the particular loneliness of being fifteen and stuck at a third-tier boarding school in the swamps of Florida, when she accidentally saves the new kid in her class from being beat up. With a single aim of a slingshot, the monotonous mathematics of her life are obliterated forever…because now there is this boy she never asked for. Wade Scholfield.

With Wade, Grace discovers a new way to exist. School rules are optional, life is bizarrely perfect, and conversations about wormholes can lead to make-out sessions that disrupt any logical stream of thoughts.

So why does Grace crush Wade’s heart into a million tiny pieces? And what are her options when she finally realizes that 1. The universe doesn’t revolve around her, and 2. Wade has been hiding a dark secret. Is Grace the only person unhinged enough to save him?

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. This book is well written and the characters are described well. I enjoyed Wade, Beth and Gracie’s characters. The pacing of this story is great. I enjoyed how it is set in Florida. It has forbidden romance vibes. The family relationships is good. The friendships is great. You are sitting down reading this book you are walking along next to the characters experiencing everything.

The Stranger In My Bed By Karen King Book Review #15

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Title: The Stranger In My Bed

Author: Karen King

Page Count: 274

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Publishers: Bookouture

Publishing Date: November 20, 2020

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. It is well written and the characters are described well. This book kept my attention from the first page. It is very twisty and captivating. This is my first Karen King book and I wish I read more books by her in the past. Her writing style is great for the thriller genre. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is in stores now for £0.99 (GBP).

Those Snow White Notes By Marimo Ragawa Graphic Novel Book Review #14

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Title: Snow White Notes

Author: Marimo Ragawa

Page Count: 218

Genre: Comic | Graphic Novels

Publishers: Kodansha Comics

Publishing Date: March 30, 2021

READERS, PLEASE NOTE:

This book is meant to be read in the original Japanese manga format. Meaning pages and panels should be read right-to-left.

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When Setsu’s grandfather died, so did Setsu’s “sound”—his unique creative spark. Grieving, he goes to Tokyo to find himself…but manages to become totally, literally lost on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna—aka Yuka, the hostess—saves him from being robbed. At first glance their lives seem totally different, but they’re both striving for their dreams—hers, of being an actress, and his, of developing his talent with the shamisen—and it could just be that life in the raucous, unfeeling urban sprawl of Tokyo could just be what binds their fates together…

I volunteered to read this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This manga is so enjoyable. I enjoyed Setsu’s character. The characters are described well and it is well written. I enjoyed how this book is set in Tokyo, Japan. I would highly highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. The artwork is absolutely fantastic. This ebook is in stores now for $10.99 (USD).

Oliver By Steven J. Carino; Alex Tresniowski Audiobook Review #13

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Title: Oliver

Author: Steven J. Carino; Alex Tresniowski

Narrator: Steven J. Carino

Audiobook: 7 hours 17 minutes

Genre: Children’s Nonfiction | Middle Grade

Publishers: Thomas Nelson and Zondervan

Publishing Date: January 26, 2021

Description

He Was Searching for a Lost Dog. He Found More Than He’d Ever Hoped For.

On Valentine’s Day 2019, someone stole Steven Carino’s dog, Oliver, from his car. Having lost his mother at thirteen and grown up with an alcoholic father, he could always count on his dogs for comfort and company. But now, with his beloved Oliver missing, Steven felt utterly alone.

Then, the miracle. In a series of near-impossible coincidences, people from different walks of life crossed paths with Oliver and with Steven. Hardworking immigrants, wealthy suburbanites, car mechanics, deli workers, old friends, close relatives, street cops, gang members, a TV news reporter, social media followers around the world, and one very gifted hairdresser all played a part in Steven’s desperate journey to find Oliver. In the middle of it all, Steven realized that no one is ever truly alone–and that the power of community can be life-changing.

Oliver is not just a book about a stolen dog. At its core, it’s a story about kindness, friendship, and the power of faith. As Steven says, “This is more than just a dog story. This is an everybody story. This is a love story.”

I volunteered to read this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This audiobook is a good listening experience. The author did a good job reading his book. He written it well. It will bring tears to your eyes. It is in stores now for $20.99 (USD). I would recommend listening to this book to anyone and everyone. TRIGGER WARNING ALCOHOL ABUSE.

Oliver For Young Readers By Steven J. Carino; Alex Tresniowski Book Review #13

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Title: Oliver For Young Readers

Author: Steven J. Carino and Alex Tresniowski

Page Count: 224

Genre: Children’s Nonfiction | Middle Grade

Publishers: Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN’S

Publishing Date: January 26, 21

Description

Everyone loves coming-home stories, especially when they include dogs and happy endings! From Steven Carino and Alex Tresniowski comes Oliver for Young Readers, a heartwarming and true story of a man searching for a beloved lost dog and finding more than he’d ever hoped for.

When Steven Carino discovered his dog, Oliver, had been stolen from his car, he knew he would do anything to get Oliver back. The friendly Yorkie–Shih Tzu mix—with his bundle of black and brown hair, long floppy ears, and big round eyes—had been Steven’s companion during even the loneliest days. But it took more than one man to bring Oliver home. It took a community of friends and strangers who believed that love is worth fighting for.

Oliver for Young Readers offers a story of good triumphing over despair, a beautiful reminder that a little kindness can truly change the world.

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written. It will make you cry. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. This book is set in New York. I enjoyed the family relationships within this book. The relationship between man and man’s best friend is great. This book is in stores now for $16.99 (USD).

The Night Is As Deep And Wide By Gillian Sze, ills, Sue Todd Book Review #11

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Title: The Night Is As Deep And Wide

Author: Gillian Sze

Illustrator: Sue Todd

Page Count: 20

Genre: Children’s Fiction \ Poetry

Publishers: Orca Book Publishers

Publishing Date: March 16, 2021

Description

Rich imagery, gentle rhythm and soothing repetition will lull your little one to sleep as the tulips close for the night, one by one. In this bedtime story written as an Italian villanelle, poet Gillian Sze makes use of the poetic forms of cyclic pattern and rhyme scheme to create a melodious lullaby.

A young child comes in from picking flowers as the creatures around their home all settle down for the evening. Songbirds curl against their mothers’ sides, the house slumps and sighs low, a hush settles as times slows. And little readers are invited to rest their heads and be soothed to sleep as moonlight falls on eyes that close.

I received an advanced copy of this book from this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. The illustrations are excellently done. It is lyrical, and I would recommend this book. It is a sweet book. I cant wait to read this to my niece when she gets older. This book is in stores now for $10.95 (USD). This book is adorable.

The Night Always Comes By Willy Vlautin Audiobook Review #12

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Title: The Night Always Comes

Author: Willy Vlautin

Narrator: Christine Lakin

Audiobook: 6 hours, 5 minutes, 13 seconds

Genre: General Fiction (Adult)| Literary Fiction

Publishers: Harper Audio

Publishing Date: April 6, 2021

Description

Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed and opportunism of gentrification on ordinary lives in this scorching novel that captures the plight of a young woman pushed to the edge as she fights to secure a stable future for herself and her family.

Barely thirty, Lynette is exhausted. Saddled with bad credit and juggling multiple jobs, some illegally, she’s been diligently working to buy the house she lives in with her mother and developmentally disabled brother Kenny. Portland’s housing prices have nearly quadrupled in fifteen years, and the owner is giving them a good deal. Lynette knows it’s their last best chance to own their own home—and obtain the security they’ve never had. While she has enough for the down payment, she needs her mother to cover the rest of the asking price. But a week before they’re set to sign the loan papers, her mother gets cold feet and reneges on her promise, pushing Lynette to her limits to find the money they need.

Set over two days and two nights, The Night Always Comes follows Lynette’s frantic search—an odyssey of hope and anguish that will bring her face to face with greedy rich men and ambitious hustlers, those benefiting and those left behind by a city in the throes of a transformative boom. As her desperation builds and her pleas for help go unanswered, Lynette makes a dangerous choice that sets her on a precarious, frenzied spiral. In trying to save her family’s future, she is plunged into the darkness of her past, and forced to confront the reality of her life.

A heart wrenching portrait of a woman hungry for security and a home in a rapidly changing city, The Night Always Comes raises the difficult questions we are often too afraid to ask ourselves: What is the price of gentrification, and how far are we really prepared to go to achieve the American Dream? Is the American dream even attainable for those living at the edges? Or for too many of us, is it only a hollow promise?

I received an advanced copy of this audiobook from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It is well written and the characters are described well. The narrator did a good job reading this book. This audiobook will be in stores on April 6th for $20.99 (USD). This has mental health representation. TRIGGER WARNING Drug Abuse. This book is about a 3 star book to me. I would recommend it though.

The Paris Library By Janet Skeslien Charles Book Review #11

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Title: The Paris Library

Author: Janet Skeslien Charles

Page Count: 368

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publishers: Altria Books

Publishing Date: February 9, 2021

Description

Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together, perfect for fans of The Lilac Girls and The Paris Wife.

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.

Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings, and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them.

A powerful novel that explores the consequences of our choices and the relationships that make us who we are—family, friends, and favorite authors—The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest of places.

I volunteered to read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. The book is well written and the characters are described well. I absolutely enjoyed this author’s writing style. It takes you back in time you are the characters then and in the present time. The pacing of this story is great. You are the characters in this story. I highly highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It is in stores now for $28.00 (USD). It is a enjoyable book. I can’t wait to read more books by this author in the future. I really enjoyed Odile’s character. This book is really enjoyable. I highly highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.