Seasons of the Blue Pearl | Critical Book Review

Nicholas Varner’s Seasons of the Blue Pearl isn’t your typical stroll through a fantasy realm—it’s a plunge into an earthly, imaginative, and slightly sinister world. Toni Woodruff takes us on a journey through this young adult fantasy, where the stakes are high, the demons are vivid, and the responsibility to save the world rests on…

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Oversight | Critical Book Review

Oversight, penned by Dennis Batchelder, catapults readers into an exhilarating young adult adventure, a delight particularly for fans of the iconic Quantum Leap series. Let’s delve into the riveting escapade through the lens of Alexandria Ducksworth’s discerning critique. Unveiling Past Lives: A Rollercoaster of Teen Quantum Leap Batchelder, with finesse, navigates the intriguing terrain of…

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Doing Time in California | Critical Book Review

“Doing Time in California” takes readers on a wild ride through the unpredictable realms of love, loss, and friendship. As we delve into the pages of Dwight Jesmer’s novel, the burning question arises: serve your time or indulge in a round of golf? Kimo Jones: A Teacher Turned Escaped Convict Kimo Jones, once a high…

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The Lay-Off House | Critical Book Review

In The Lay-Off House by David Rogers Jr., we are taken on a journey through the harsh realities of our contemporary society, shedding light on how the pursuit of basic necessities often becomes a battleground. Rogers’ exploration of the human spirit within the confines of economic challenges manages to be simultaneously heartwarming and thought-provoking. Unveiling…

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Princess Qloey (The Royal Matchmaking Competition) | Critical Book Review

If you’re a fan of the classic young adult fantasy trope featuring a heroine navigating the challenges of both romance and destiny, then Princess Qloey (The Royal Matchmaking Competition) by Zoiy G. Galloay might just be your cup of tea. A Multifaceted Love Conundrum Galloay takes the well-trodden path of a young woman coming of…

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Dear Bumbling Boy | Critical Book Review

Dear Bumbling Boy by Jenny Dee presents a humorous and relatable take on the challenges of modern dating, weaving together a dating memoir and character study that explores the highs and lows of online romantic escapades. A Refreshing Approach When Jenny Dee found herself facing repeated disappointments in the realm of online dating, she chose…

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August or Forever | Critical Book Review

A Heartfelt Dive into Family Dynamics August or Forever by Ona Gritz is a middle-grade novel that delves into the intricacies of family dynamics and truth. Audrey Davis shares her take on this heartfelt story that explores the complexities of relationships and self-discovery. Molly’s Calculated Schemes: A Child’s Perspective As ten-year-old Molly anticipates her half-sister…

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Another World | Critical Book Review

A Candid Exploration of Marginalization and the LGBTQ+ Experience In Another World by Maximillian Matthews, readers are taken on a journey through a heartfelt and sincere memoir that serves as both a personal narrative and a rallying cry for change. Matthews, unapologetically, exposes the harsh realities faced by Black gay individuals and critiques societal failures…

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I Rode the Second Wave | Critical Book Review

In her memoir, I Rode the Second Wave, Fran Abrams takes readers on a profound journey through her life, offering a poignant glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of a woman who defied societal norms well ahead of her time. A Feminist Pioneer Before Her Time Abrams, born in the 1940s, defied the expectations imposed…

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Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun | Critical Book Review

In a world of mind-bending delirium, Jeff Chon’s debut novel, Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun, dives into the murky waters of American conspiracy and anger. This Sagging Meniscus Press release, traversing 258 pages, presents a narrative that is both a fever dream and hauntingly real, offering a rollercoaster ride through the disconcerting landscape of…

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