Hue’s Reviews: The Everlasting Rose

“Deficiency is weakness. Beauty is power.” Last year, Dhonielle Clayton introduced us to The Belles last year and their illustrious world filled with lush landscapes and beautiful men and women. However, as stunning as their world can be, what lies underneath demonstrates ugliness and cruelty. At what cost, beauty? In her sequel, The Everlasting Rose, we […]

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Hue’s Reviews: Daisy Jones and The Six

She’s fire. She’s ice. Her aura’s quite nice. She’s Daisy Jones, and with The Six, she’ll break your heart. Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, returns with an historical fiction centered around a rock band in the Seventies, a la Fleetwood Mac. For example, “Aurora”, a tune highlighted, reminds me of […]

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Hue’s Mini-Reviews: Ruth and The Green Book; Hey Black Child

Hey! Hey! Hey! When I say I’m a bibliophile, I mean exactly what that word implies. I read books. I’m not a genre snob, though, there are genres I tend not to read, but would read if a good story caught my eye. While I read adult fiction, young adult (YA) snatches my attention also. […]

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Hue’s Review: The Girl He Used to Know

Love finds a way. I suppose that’s the theme of this book. Also, ignore the title because it makes the story seem like a thriller, which it’s not. Annika is unlike any other young woman we read in stories. As I guessed, she’s on the Autism spectrum (a plot point that deserved earlier “revealing”). She […]

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Hue’s Review: Queenie

In Candice Carty-Williams’ debut, Queenie, she explores the life of a young black British Jamaican woman. The eponymous novel’s main character faces choices where we see immediate consequences. What can I say about this book? Every word hit home, even though I’m from a Generation Xer and the main character is clearly a younger millennial. […]

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Hue’s Reviews: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

When one thinks of ghost stories, they think of haunted houses and specters wailing in the midst of a stormy night, seeking peace for their untimely deaths. Sometimes, we fail to consider the ghosts of the living and how their wailing haunt us, refusing to let us continue our rightful paths. In Anissa Gray’s debut, […]

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Bye, February! Book Wrap

February came and went. I noticed a major slowdown compared to January. In total, I read twelve books. Okay, yeah. To the average reader, that’s still a lot read. But, when you read about twenty books last month, you take notice. Even so, I imagine the months to come will continue to lessen as I […]

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Hue’s Reviews: Watch Us Rise

What a good starting point for young girls and women to decide what part they wish to play in our world. Jasmine and Chelsea, two New York City teens, living their truth by fighting sexism, racism, and other harmful aspects make the story, Watch Us Rise, written by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan. Despite attending […]

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Hue’s Reviews: On The Come Up

Brianna wants to be a rap star. She flows like no other. She writes like no other. But, with hunger, gang violence, and the reality’s of being a poor black girl looming around her, will her dreams come true? Or, will others’ assumptions of her get the best of her and cloud the image staring […]

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It’s a Wrap! January Edition

I no longer plan what I read by month as I’m more of a mood reader. If a book strikes me, boom, I’m in the mood to read it. So, planning a to-be-read (TBR) list, like many book bloggers and vloggers, feels like a chore. Besides, when I did plan by month, most of the […]

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A Writer’s Must Have For Their Library!

Hi everyone! Today’s an exciting day because I’ve been helping Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers keep a BIG secret: what the next book in their thesaurus series will be. It might seem strange for an author to not tell their readers about the book they plan to release…unless your names are Becca and […]

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Love, Peace, and Book Challenges

Book challenges. From Popsugar.com to Book Riot’s Read Harder, there’s one for any bibliophile willing to invest time, money, and/or energy into completing them. I adore them. To track my books, I use Goodreads. However… I like variety. So, I’ll share a secret. I do not follow a reading challenge to the tee. I tend to take reading prompts […]

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My Favorite Books of 2018

I hope I did not miss the deadline on discussing books I’ve enjoyed last year. Please. Please. Please. But, yeah. I have books I enjoyed with immense pleasure for various reasons. Difficult topics. Fresh writing. Great covers.  I rated some three stars and others two. But, a few truly made my year. Grab your wallets. […]

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October Wrap-Up!

October came and left without much fanfare in my library’s life. I read a total of eight books. One entertained me beyond belief, while most of them simply received a “meh” from me. Am I slumping? I think not. But, book premises trick me more nowadays than they should. Hopefully, November will offer me more […]

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#FridayReads

Hello. Bonjour. Good Day. It’s the last #FridayReads of September. October approaches. Cooler evenings. Cozy blankets. Warm drinks as we nestle for our reading. Next month also ushers thriller after thriller and maybe, some horror, from my bookshelves. At the moment, I’m finishing two thrillers, The Lies We Told by Camilla Way and Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, […]

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Hue’s Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Honest chat. I’ve never read Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Did I lose my writing and reading credentials? Do I stand to continue my bookworm status? No. Good. I’ve survived over forty years of not reading the story nor watching a film adaptation while thriving on pop-cultural osmosis. In other words, I feigned knowledge of […]

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I Do Not Trust You – Blog Tour #BLOGTOUR #BOOKISH #BOOKWORM

There’s a new addition to my TBR list (It’s overflowing, I tell ya!). Check it out. Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, authors of Sanctuary Bay and the Edgar-nominated mystery series Wright and Wong, are back with a story that features their signature plot twists and uneasy ever-changing alliances. I DO NOT TRUST YOU is […]

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#FridayReads

Hello, Fellow Bookworms! It’s that time again. A new weekend. The end of a tiring week. Or, maybe the end of a great week. Let’s be optimistic, am I right? Back to work. Back to school. Back to whatever joy makes you awake and get on with the day. As a bookworm, I’m nosy about […]

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