The Girl Who Could Move Shit With Her Mind – Jackson Ford
Science fiction, mystery, thriller, fiction.
Teagan has telekinetic powers and she is the only one to have them. Due to this, she is working for the government as a trade off from having doctors and scientists cut her open to do testing to see about her powers. Until someone was found dead in a particular way that makes her look like the murderer. She has only twenty four hours before clearing her own name. If she doesn’t find the murderer she will be trialed and sent to a lab facility. She would be erased from any records. Someone else in town has the same powers as she does. She hunts them down to confront them and bring them to light of justice.
I got this mostly because of the title and the synopsis. This was utterly weird and I couldn’t believe that this book is hardly popular yet there are sequels so someone had to be reading it. I found myself laughing throughout this and intrigued with her perspective. I found myself reading this to the point where I lost track of time. I had such a fun time reading this novel and I might end up getting the sequels as well. This novel will take readers on a mystery thriller with a lot of science fiction involved. I also love where the novel takes place, which is Los Angeles. The descriptions of certain places, especially Skid Row, are vivid and really authentic. Other places described are rather realistic. The author must have been from Los Angeles to know the ultra specific areas and how they look. I enjoyed that in this book. I can’t wait to read more. I highly recommend this novel.
The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare
Contemporary, POC Representation, Fiction.
Adunni dreams of obtaining an education and not having to stay in her village. Her mother, before she died, asked her father to promise to let Adunni go to school and get an education. Her father began to face financial trouble and needed to marry off Adunni. She begs and his words are the law of the house. Adunni does not give up and doesn’t want to give up from obtaining her dream of being educated and go to school. She will have the loudest voice.
I saw this at my local bookstore and I loved the synopsis thus making me want to read this novel. Adunni’s passion for learning is very inspiring and fighting to get an education is empowering. There are regions all around the globe where education is not easy nor cheap to obtain. Adunni’s story speaks that message in huge volumes. Having an education is very important and Adunni sees that. I loved the storytelling and the use of language that was present. I felt very submerged into the narrative and felt a lot of emotions through the main character. I was hoping for more to see Adunni continue her education. In other words I was heavily invested in this story that the author created. This book needs to have more hype and more people going and buying this book.
Interview with the Vixen: Archie Horror Book 2 – Rebecca Barrow
Archie comics, fiction, horror, young adult.
Veronica comes home from cheer practice and wants to inform her parents of her evening plans. She finds them dead in her father’s office and a looming dark figure threatening her. She tries to escape but only escapes with a terrifying bite from the vampire monster. She gets into a car accident with another vehicle and later wakes up completely healed as if nothing happened. Except she sees herself with blood red eyes and sharp fangs. She has somehow become a vampire from the bite. Veronica asks help from Dilton Doiley to find a way to become human again which is finding the sire and properly getting rid of him. In an attempt to do so, Archie is caught in the crossfire and is captured by the vampire’s henchmen, which are her parents. They are under his control. Both have to go back and regroup plans. Meanwhile Reggie Mantle is the other car that Veronica crashed into and he wakes up to find himself changed into a vampire. He goes to try to find Veronica to get answers. When he does, she tells him he will tell her as much as she could but they had to first go get help from Betty to try to figure out what is going on with the vampire who has control of her parents. Veronica successfully rescues Archie from the clutches of the vampires with the aided help of Betty. The trio with Dilton and Cheryl formulate a plan to save Riverdale.
I thought this novel was going to be better than I had expected but it was not that bad. Not entirely good either. I do not have issues with the storyline. I was expecting a lot more but it’s all right. I preferred the other book in the Archie Horror universe. I like werewolves over vampires personally. However, Archie is always no matter what iteration he is in, he is always promiscuous no matter what as well as always indecisive over who he wants to be with either Betty or Veronica.
Bad Girls with Perfect Faces – Lynn Weingarten
Fiction, young adult, mystery, thriller.
Sasha helps her best friend, Xavier, cope with his breakup. Sasha had always disliked his girlfriend Ivy. She had hurt his best friend and Sasha wanted payback. Sasha creates a fake username and persona to mess with Ivy. Sasha subtly tells Xavier that she feels that his girlfriend is cheating and that he should break things off. When this game of pretend becomes too serious and things are taken too far to the point of murder.
I did enjoy this young adult novel. I found it to be very thrilling and exciting as well as fast paced in a way that kept me on my toes. Do not underestimate this tiny young adult novel. I binge read it within a day. Kept wondering how and what would happen to certain characters. Just do not repeat what the protagonist had done. This was a work of fiction and shouldn’t be replicated. Anyways, such a good novel, I enjoyed the characters and their interactions as well as the fast-paced plot that made sense with the character’s relations to each other. I sort of hoped for more, but this was a standalone young adult novel.
Black & Blue – James Patterson with Candice Fox
Mystery, thriller, fiction.
Detective Harriet Blue loves to serve justice when
justice is needed. Sometimes she takes matters into her own hands. At a college
is a killer hunting down the female student population at the college. Harriet
takes matters into her own hands to hunt down the killer. What she finds is
much more sinister than she had ever thought she would come across in her
I had fun reading this bookshot and had reread it
in one sitting because the story is so intense and fast pace. Mysteries are
supposed to be fast paced and page turners. This bookshot satisfied my need for
a good mystery. Highly recommend this one to everyone who’s into mysteries.
Good Luck with That – Kristin Higgins
Self-acceptance, women, self-esteem, body image,
Three women, as little girls, made a promise together
about losing weight and doing activities that skinny women would do. A decade
later, Georgia and Marley hear from Emerson and she is practically on her
deathbed. Georgia and Marley come to Emerson’s side and Emerson hands them a
letter they ought to open at her funeral. A day later Emerson passes away.
Distraught and in mourning, the two women attempt to complete the list but
rather instead of losing weight, just embracing their curvy selves and doing the
list anyways. Marley and Georgia find that they can be empowered by their image
and not care about what others think. Along the journey each Marley and Georgia
do go through some problems but in the end, they overcome any challenge that
they face, together.
I really love this book because it is so empowering.
It sends a message that it is okay to be curvy but not overweight like how
their friend was. I highly would recommend this book as a read and to think
critically about one’s own life. Embrace your body image, man or woman. It is
okay. If one is not obese and or overweight, one’s curves are something to be
proud of. Just like Marley and Georgia did. If one is to diet, be sure to do it
in a safe way.
Gone with The Wind – Margret Mitchell
Historical fiction, civil war, romance, action,
In this historical fiction tale, “Gone with The Wind”
by Margret Mitchell, tells a wind blowing story of how the old south was
forever changed in the Civil War. Instead of hearing from the victor’s side,
this novel tells a story of how a lifestyle was forever changed through eyes of
southerners or as they call themselves, the Confederates. A large focus on the
main protagonist, Scarlett O’Hara, goes through trials and tribulations. How to
survive and thrive in a fast-changing world. Scarlett does what ever it takes
to survive in this environment. Even as far as marrying a man who she does not
love to stay rich. After having two husbands die, became a widow twice, her
third husband walks out on her. She developed feelings for him and regrets not
seeing how she truly loves him. This book left off as a cliff hanger, but the
main purpose of this work is telling the other side of the story. Also, on that
note this book is controversial for its themes and everyone is entitled to view
this book in different opinions and viewpoints.
I had seen the movie during high school, and I thank my history teacher for showing us this movie. I sought out to read the novel. I loved the novel in a weird way. Hearing from the other side is good, not that I am saying what the south did was good, but it is vital to hear both sides of the stories rather than the victor’s side. Scarlett O’Hara is my favorite character and her determined personality is admirable.
Mitchell, Margaret. Margaret Mitchells Gone with the Wind. Avon Books, 1986.