Review: “Saving Sunflower (The Sun Series)” by Rae Lyse

Synopsis “Dominic DeBlanc is a wayward street hustler and part-time rapper constantly running from a past that haunts him. With a bleak outlook on life, he finds himself teetering between two worlds—a seedy one where he’s not guaranteed to see his twenty-second birthday and a promising one that might bring him recognition for his talent. … Continue reading Review: “Saving Sunflower (The Sun Series)” by Rae Lyse

Character Analysis: Dominic DeBlanc (“Saving Sunflower” by Rae Lyse)

*** This analysis contains some spoilers. *** *** Trigger Warning- Substance use/ abuse, parental issues, death of a parent.*** Book: Saving Sunflower (The Sun) Character: Dominic DeBlanc Age: 21   Dominic DeBlanc was a very complex character and that is exactly what made me drawn to him. He was dealing with so many issues in … Continue reading Character Analysis: Dominic DeBlanc (“Saving Sunflower” by Rae Lyse)

Goodreads Monday #17: “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds

  It feels like I blinked, and the weekend was over, lol. Anywho, I’m back with another Goodreads Monday. This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Today I have chosen,“ Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds. … Continue reading Goodreads Monday #17: “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds

Can’t Wait Wednesday #13: “Ace of Spades” by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The purpose of Can’t Wait Wednesday is to put the spotlight on unreleased books that I can’t wait to read. For this week’s CWW, I’ve chosen “Ace of Spades” by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. Synopsis “Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut … Continue reading Can’t Wait Wednesday #13: “Ace of Spades” by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

HOV Book Tour:”Like Home” by Louisa Onome'(Review + Playlist)

Publisher: Harper Collins Release Date: February 23, 2021 Genre: YA Fiction Book Blurb: Chinelo, or Nelo as her best friend Kate calls her, is all about her neighborhood Ginger East. She loves its chill vibe, ride-or-die sense of community, and her memories of growing up there. Ginger East isn't what it used to be, though. … Continue reading HOV Book Tour:”Like Home” by Louisa Onome'(Review + Playlist)

Let’s Talk: My Favorite (And Least Favorite) Romance Tropes

Hello bookworms! Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, I wanted to end Romance Week by talking about some of my favorite romance tropes. As you know from my post, My Favorite Black Indie Romance Authors, I’ve been reading nothing but books by Black authors this month. This post will contain a few Black indie romance book recommendations as … Continue reading Let’s Talk: My Favorite (And Least Favorite) Romance Tropes

Can’t Wait Wednesday #13:”The Other Black Girl” by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The purpose of Can’t Wait Wednesday is to put the spotlight on unreleased books that I can’t wait to read. For this week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday, I’ve chosen “The Other Black Girl" by Zakiya Dalila Harris. Synopsis “Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada … Continue reading Can’t Wait Wednesday #13:”The Other Black Girl” by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Cover Reveal: “Fast Pitch” by Nic Stone

Synopsis "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone, comes a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the pitch. Shenice Lockwood, captain of the Fulton Firebirds, is hyper-focused when she steps up to the plate. Nothing can stop her from leading her team to the U12 fast-pitch … Continue reading Cover Reveal: “Fast Pitch” by Nic Stone

Mini Reviews: Brave Hearts by Nicole Falls + A Tale of Two Cities: A Valentine’s Novella by Alexandra Warren

Synopsis "Faced with the possibility of losing one of her closest friends, Valora Holliday finds herselfIn the very unique position of offering a solution to his problem and a way for her friend to remain in her life. Francisco Mora is blindsided with a clerical error that places life as he knows it in the … Continue reading Mini Reviews: Brave Hearts by Nicole Falls + A Tale of Two Cities: A Valentine’s Novella by Alexandra Warren