ARC Review: And We Rise by Erica Martin

"Retrospect is a place where truth lives guilt-free." Goodreads In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin’s debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement—from the well-documented events that shaped the nation’s treatment of Black people, beginning with the “Separate but Equal” ruling—and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were…

ARC Review: Sleeping Around by Morgan Vega

"Maybe people give second chances—third and fourth and fifth chances—more than foster care had me believe." || Goodreads || Foster care always promised her a bed. Now she doesn’t even have that. Coralee (Corey) Reed can’t wait to trade her current foster house for Harmony Hall, the dorm for music majors. Corey arrives at Borns…

Review: Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

"But I would never let such a limitation stop me. I loved limitations. Limitations set creativity free." Goodreads || Amazon || B&N || Book Depository Notice: I received an eARC of this book from Penguin Teen in exchange for an honest review. When Sunny Dae—self-proclaimed total nerd—meets Cirrus Soh, he can’t believe how cool and…

Review: Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher

"These weren't gory, made-up tales. These were our friends and neighbors being rounded up and carted away. It had to be just a matter of time before we were dragged away too." Goodreads || Amazon || B&N || Book Depository Notice: I received an eARC of this book from the Penguin Teen Partner program/Netgalley in…

Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

"Mr. Thomas is talking about the Civil War. But there's a different kind of war going on inside me, the kind that will take an infinite number of battles to win." Goodreads || Amazon || B&N || Book Depository Notice: I received an ARC of this book for free from Epic Reads in exchange for…