Review: The Butterfly Garden (Collector’s Trilogy #1) – Dot Hutchison

FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison discover a beautiful garden full of kidnapped girls called “Butterflies”, called this because of the beautiful wings their captor tattoos on their backs. The agents decide to bring in one of the survivors, Maya, for questioning, when it becomes obvious that the other survivors look to her for leadership.


Why this book?: I had heard about this one a few times, and was looking for something non-sci-fi. I had also gotten a Kindle Unlimited trial, and decided to try out audiobooks for the first time.

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Review: Consider – Kristy Acevedo

While out on a date with her boyfriend Dominick, a mysterious hologram and portal appear in front of the train that Alex and Dominick were riding. The entire earth’s population is given an ultimatum: enter through the vertexes around the world to the hologram’s world, or die on earth when a comet hits.


Why this book?: After witnessing Julia Ember (Author of Unicorn Tracksread this novel, I just had to get my hands on it. Also, general anxiety disorder rep? Please!!

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Review: Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Coates discusses the idea of race and the problems with society in essays and letters to his son, bringing up names such as Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown.


Why this book?: I’d heard about this book from one of my many English teachers. I knew our library had just gotten a copy, so while I was in there chatting with the librarians, I decided to snatch the copy, and get educated on race.

 

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Review: Ida – Alison Evans

30720860Ida has always been able to skip back through time to a choice that didn’t go well, but she’s never really thought about it too much. It’s just one of the few things she can actually do. But after seeing a doppelganger of herself in the train, she wonders if her power is all she thinks it is.


Why this book?: Heard it had genderqueer representation! Had to jump in this one, especially since the author confirmed it to be #OwnVoices!

I would like to thank the people at Echo Publishing for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee

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After a man tries to rape her, Samantha is forced to run out into the Frontier in order to save herself. Along with her comes the slave of the man she killed, Annamae. Not wanting to attract attention, they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, and travel across the Oregon Trail with three men they met along the way.


Why this book?: The November book of the Keep It Diverse book club!

 

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Review: You Know Me Well – Nina LaCour & David Leviathan

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Despite sitting next to each other in Calculus all year, Katie and Mark have their first interaction in a gay bar during pride week. Katie just ran away from the girl she loves, and Mark was still trying to figure out if his best-friend-sometimes-boyfriend loves him or not.


Why this book?: I’ve heard of both Nina LaCour and David Leviathan before, and my library had just gotten this book. I figured it would be a nice intro to both authors!

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