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The Hype. The Controversy. The Cruelty.

Is Scott Bergstrom’s debut YA novel The Cruelty greater than the sum of its controversial parts? We cut through the hype to so see whether or not this is a book worth reading.

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Empress of a Thousand Skies Blog Tour, Fashion + Giveaway

We are so excited to be hosting the Blog Tour for Rhoda Belleza’s Empress of a Thousand Skies today. We hope you’ll enjoy our post featuring fashions inspired by this amazing science fiction novel!

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February Reading: Black History Month Recs from Nic Stone and Imani Josey

February is Black History Month. This doesn’t mean this is the only month to read books from authors whose voices have been under represented and under valued. No, that should happen all year round. What it means is that February is the perfect month to make sure your TBR list is equally balanced with diverse narratives. Need suggestions? We asked rock star authors Nic Stone and Imani Josey to share some of their favorites.

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Pirate Treasure: 8 Swashbuckling Books for Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Ahoy, Matey! Every year about this time in Tampa, Florida, the city celebrates all things pirate with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, a lavish city-wide reenactment of the 1904 invasion of Tampa Bay by the mythical pirate Jose Gaspar. The legend is fiction and the festival is mostly booze, parades and folks handing out plastic beads. We have a bookish alternative to the drunken mayhem. Avoid the looting and plundering by staying safely at home with a pint of grog and one of these pirate themed books.

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Why yes, Tampa does have it’s own pirate ship.

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Tomorrow’s Democracy: 7 Cautionary Tales of Dystopia

On this historical Inauguration Day, we look at 7 books about societies where democracy has  gone terribly wrong. Let’s hope our society never looks this bleak.

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You Don’t Know My Name Review & Author Interview

A girl with no name, rather, a real name that no one knows.  A secret agency called the Black Angels. High school homework and crushes.  This is all in a day’s work for Raegan.

Check out our review of You Don’t Know My Name and our FIRST EVER author interview with author Kristen Orlando after the jump!

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