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Our Favorite Things: Tamora Pierce

Our Favorite Things: Tamora Pierce

I've talked about heroines created by YA author Tamora Pierce a few times before, and it's no secret that both Pierce and her action-adventure fantasy series have had a lasting impact on me as a person. When I'm asked who [...]

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Book Club: FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith

Book Club: FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith

Ida Mae Jones dreams of flying planes, but after her father passed away, a colored girl like her can hardly take to the skies without taking a dangerous trip to Chicago to take the only available pilot's test for coloreds. [...]

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REVIEW: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

REVIEW: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Brutal. That’s the first word that comes to mind while reading Lauren Beukes’s sci-fi thriller/mystery The Shining Girls, and for good reason. The Shining Girls focuses on two characters: Harper Curtis, a serial killer who gained the ability to time travel [...]

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Almost: An Interview with Amalie Howard

Almost: An Interview with Amalie Howard

What's a heroine to do when her quest takes her to a world entirely unlike her own? That's just what happens to Riven, the protagonist in Amalie Howard's THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry out earlier this year. We had the [...]

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Book Club: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Book Club: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

At first glance, Jasper Dent could be an ordinary 17-year-old boy - albeit a particularly good-looking and charming one - if it wasn't for one little detail: his father is the world's most notorious serial killer, and he's trained Jazz [...]

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