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Like a Sister

This started a little slow but it was excellent (and the twist/ending was sooo good!). When Desiree Pierce’s body turns up in a playground in the Bronx, everyone automatically assumes it’s an overdose. Desiree is a party girl, funded by...
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The Other Black Girl

I enjoyed this. I had a few friends read it who did not like it, and I know why: they felt that the beginning parts were really slow, and then the twist was too off the rails. I can see...
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Black Cake

This book. Wow. I loved it so much. The storytelling. The characters. The plot. Just unputdownable. Benny and Byron are estranged siblings. But when their mother dies, everything changes. Their mother leaves them just two things: an eight hour voice...
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Ace of Spades

Oh my gosh, I don’t want to say much more than READ THIS BOOK if you want a twisty, fast-paced YA thriller because it is one of those books where the less you know, the better. A podcast listener posted...
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The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

You might have seen me whining a bit about this one on Instagram. I had been so excited about this book that I’d even pre-ordered it (it’s gotten a tremendous amount of buzz!), but it ultimately fell flat for me....
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Her Three Lives

I was conflicted on this one! I was really excited about it but struggled through the first 2/3 of the book. But I will tell you, the ending was really good. I’d describe this more as a suspense read vs....
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