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Dreamland Burning by Jennifer LathamDreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Published on: February 21, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: From the Publisher
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A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that asks the question - how far have we really come with race relations in the last 100 years?

Some bodies won't stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present.

Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations - both yesterday and today.

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Reading List - March 2016Reading List – March 2016

If I’m being honest with myself, and I always try to be honest with myself, while I still love reading, I don’t love doing long and detailed reviews.  It’s always such a struggle for me to try to not reveal spoilers in the book, because I read a lot of books that haven’t been published yet.  Sometimes, that leaves my reviews feeling very disjointed…at least they do to me.  So here’s the deal, I don’t want to abandon reviewing books on the whole, because I love books, and I love talking about them.  So I’m doing something different and giving you mini reviews of books I’ve read during the month.  So without further ado, let’s check out my Reading List for March 2016!

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BOOKS | And Again by Jessica ChiarellaAnd Again by Jessica Chiarella
Published by Simon and Schuster
Published on: January 12th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Dystopian, Family Life, Fantasy, General
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: From the Publisher
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In the spirit of Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles, this exciting literary debut novel imagines the consequences when four ordinary individuals are granted a chance to continue their lives in genetically perfect versions of their former bodies.

Would you live your life differently if you were given a second chance? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda—four terminally ill patients—have been selected for the SUBlife pilot program, which will grant them brand-new, genetically perfect bodies that are exact copies of their former selves—without a single imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared, their fingerprints are different, their vision is impeccable, and most importantly, their illnesses have been cured.

But the fresh start they’ve been given is anything but perfect. Without their old bodies, their new physical identities have been lost. Hannah, an artistic prodigy, has to relearn how to hold a brush; David, a Congressman, grapples with his old habits; Connie, an actress whose stunning looks are restored after a protracted illness, tries to navigate an industry obsessed with physical beauty; and Linda, who spent eight years paralyzed after a car accident, now struggles to reconnect with a family that seems to have built a new life without her. As each tries to re-enter their previous lives and relationships they are faced with the question: how much of your identity rests not just in your mind, but in your heart, your body?

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Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer | #BookReviewThicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Kensington Books
Published on: December 29, 2015
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: From the Publisher
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On his own

Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.

Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Frederick there had only been one other murder in twenty years.

The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers….Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden.

The more they dig, the more it seems the only way they’ll hear the real story is from the source—the killer.

Not the kind of future plan a college recruiter likes to hear. But then, the better it works, the less likely either of them is going to have a future. . .

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The Truth About Alice: A Novel by Jennifer MathieuThe Truth About Alice: A Novel by Jennifer Mathieu
Published by Macmillan, Roaring Book Press
Published on: June 3, 2014
Genres: Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 208
Source: From the Publisher
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Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.

Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

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