Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: The Water DancerAuthor: Ta-Nehisi CoatesRating: ★★★Summary: Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother is sold away, Hiram is robbed of all memory of her—but gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency … Continue reading Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Permanent RecordAuthor: Mary H.K. ChoiRating: ★★★½Summary: On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle, and he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole … Continue reading Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Review: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

Title: Say You Still Love MeAuthor: K.A. TuckerRating: ★★★★½Summary: At twenty-nine, Piper Calloway is living the high life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. She's also VP at her dad’s multi-billion-dollar real estate development firm, considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated field who constantly has to prove her … Continue reading Review: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

Review: Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

Title: Rebel GirlsAuthor: Elizabeth KeenanRating: ★★★★Summary: When it comes to being social, Athena Graves is far more comfortable creating a mix tape than she is talking to cute boys—or anyone, for that matter—and her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock aren’t exactly mainstream at her conservative Catholic high school. Then a malicious rumor that … Continue reading Review: Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

Review: Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Title: Well MetAuthor: Jen DeLucaRating: ★★★★½Summary: Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to small-town Maryland to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the … Continue reading Review: Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar

Title: We Are Lost and FoundAuthor: Helene DunbarRating: ★★½Summary: Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James and Becky, and his older brother, Connor, who was kicked out of the house for being gay. To pass the time before graduation, Michael hangs out at The Echo where he can dance … Continue reading Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar

Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Title: A Tale for the Time BeingAuthor: Ruth OzekiRating: ★Summary: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century, in a diary that … Continue reading Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki