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The Rising Tide by J. Scott Coatsworth

The Rising Tide has a large cast, and since most appeared first in The Stark Divide, I wished I’d read Book One more recently in the beginning. The feeling didn’t last, though, because there’s enough context to ground me, even … Continue reading

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The Last Carolina Sister by Michelle Major

The Last Carolina Sister has a lot of favorite elements from the start. The animal rescue, a small town, and community are all things I enjoy. The book doesn’t stop there, however. It takes on two damaged characters and gives … Continue reading

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Chaos Wolf by Sheryl R. Hayes

Jordan Abbey is very much the lead of this story, despite sharing the point of view with several people and technically falling under the command of more. She is neither arrogant nor aggressive, and yet, Jordan maintains a surprising amount … Continue reading

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Through the framework of a letter to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates teaches readers what growing up black in Baltimore involves. But he doesn’t stop with a simple narrative. Acknowledging and accepting the reality of being black in America gives Coates … Continue reading

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Nyssa Glass and The Cutpurse Kid and H. L. Burke

This is the third Nyssa Glass story I’ve read. They’ve become my go-to stories when I’m looking for an enjoyable and quick read, and have yet to disappoint. Nyssa Glass and the Cutpurse Kid lives up to the promise of … Continue reading

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