¨this is no hunger games or divergent copy, this series truly stands out on its own! i always read reviews before buying books, and some don't measure up to the good reviews, but this one does. i'm really surprised to see it doesn't have higher 5 star ratings. i have found that a lot of cheaper, but lesser quality books, get higher ratings.
Cia and her classmates go through brutal testing they are not supposed to remember but somehow they do. they don't find out till its too late that they are being listened to at all times. Cia takes a chance and doesn't listen to her fathers advice to not trust anyone and she sometimes trusts the wrong people.
the characters are well rounded and engaging. i found myself rooting for Cia and being uneasy when she is uneasy. there is a great love story starting which adds balance to action and suspense.¨ -Amazon review
"An urgent and provocative debut from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a book about community and ambition, love and friendship, and living up to expectation in contemporary black America" (Google review).
In her book "Becoming", Michelle Obama tells her own personal story; from her early years as a student at Whitney M. Young magnet school to her struggles of attending one of the most prestigious and predominately white institutions, Harvard. Obama also exposes the hardships of marriage, pregnancy, and motherhood;topics that previous first ladies have rarely openly spoke upon. This book is a must read for any person interested in the behind the scenes life of the first African American first lady and her family life. If you are looking for a bit of inspiration and motivation to becoming your best self, reading Michelle Obama's biography should do the trick.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Young, in love and happy; Amari is living the life that she has always dreamed of until all of this is taken away from her when two travelers are welcomed into her tribe. Follow Amari on her heart wrenching journey through the transatlantic slave trade and her life as a slave on a rice plantation in the south. If you are into life-risking adventure with a touch of romance and heart ache this is the book for you.This book is gritty, horrific, but beautiful and will give you a better understanding of the harsh realities of the slave trade and the impact of man's natural lust for controlling the lives of others around them. Come into the library and check it out today!
Genre: Fiction Fantasy
This series follows the siblings Kendra and Seth Sorenson who discover a universe of magic hidden within the world they live in. With the help of magic food, they can see, hear, and interact with fairies, demons, satyrs, golems, etc. The rich setting and dialogue truly capture the reader’s attention as the Sorenson siblings uncover secrets of a magical preserve and combat the evils threatening both worlds.
- A recommendation from Abby Dizon