Review: ‘Furyborn’

I had heard so much about this book online and I hadn’t read a book by this author yet so I figured that it was time to try!

 

Title: Furyborn

Author: Claire Legrand

Series: Empirium

Rating: 3/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘If You Come Softly’

If You Come Softly is a book originally published in 1998 – but reading it, the content is as relevant as ever in 2018, twenty years later. A Twentieth Anniversary Edition was published in March of 2018, which is how this book first came to my attention.

Title: If You Come Softly
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Rating: 3/5 stars

‘Romeo and Juliet’ meets ‘The Hate U Give’ – I figured I’d give this story a try! I decided to listen to the audiobook, since it was only 3 hours long.

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Audiobook Review: ‘For Every One’

For Every One is just that – for everyone. Jason Reynolds originally performed this at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers. I listened to the audiobook, which is read by Jason himself, and I highly recommend it. It’s only about 30 minutes long (the hardcover book is 112 pages) so it’s a quick read or listen – but so powerful, you’ll immediately want to read it again. (Which, yes, I did hit “replay” after I finished it once.)

Title: For Every One
Author: Jason Reynolds
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘The Poet X’

The Poet X is a book you didn’t know you needed until you read it. I picked this up on a whim and I am so glad I did! This story is told in verse, making it a quick read, but also makes each word twice as powerful.

Title: The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Rating: 4/5 stars

I listened to the audiobook which added another layer to this story – hearing the author read her own words, her own poetry, putting the emphasis where she wanted it to be heard – wow. SO powerful! I would highly recommend this as an audiobook, its just like hearing slam poetry in person!

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Audiobook Review: ‘Only Human’

Only Human. Where to begin? I will miss Themis Files terribly, but I am also completely satisfied with this series and its ending.

This review will contain spoilers for Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) and Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) so check out my review of those first! Read those books, THEN come back here for Only Human!

Title: Only Human
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

First off, can we take a minute to appreciate these titles? I decided to relisten to the audiobooks of Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods before Only Human was released, and I’m SO glad I did! There were so many little details that I had forgotten about. I originally gave Sleeping Giants 4/5 stars but upon it a second reading, it’s definitely a 5/5 stars, hands down. I had a moment when I realized how great all the titles were; simple, but so appropriate. They are all such fitting titles.

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