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February Book Club

YA Wednesdays January Book Club was a whopping success.  We’re back in January at our favorite Tampa bookstore, Inkwood Books, with Martha Brockenbrough’s “The Game of Love and Death.”  Details after the jump.

If you live in Tampa, Florida and are looking for a Young Adult Fiction Book Club, look no further than YA Wednesdays @ Inkwood Books!  We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Readers of all ages are welcome.

Our February meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00pm.  We will be reading Martha Brockenbrough‘s The Game of Love and Death.  Here’s a little about the book:

Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now… Henry and Flora.

For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.

Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?

Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured—a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.

The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.

Achingly romantic and brilliantly imagined, The Game of Love and Death is a love story you will never forget.

As a Kirkus Prize finalist, YALSA Nominee Best YA Fiction and ALA Booklist Top 10 Romance for Youth, this book promises to be just what the doctor ordered for a Valentine’s book club meeting.

If you’re interested, you only have to take two steps to attend.

  1. RSVP here.
  2. Buy the book here.

There will be snacks and refreshments and a raffle for advanced copies of upcoming books for all attendees.



5 thoughts on “February Book Club

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  1. We shop local because it’s so much easier to establish relationships and get something like this going. We’re really lucky to have Inkwood in Tampa!


  2. I rather enjoyed the Magicians Trilogy, but I don’t think Carmen did. I guess we’re a house divided on this one. If you get a chance to read the book let me know what you think. Happy reading!


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