Title: Kindred || Author: Octavia Butler || Audiobook Narrator: Kim Staunton || Genre: Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Fantasy, Historical fiction || Publisher: Beacon Press || Year of publication: 1979 || No. of pages: 287 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time and during numerous such time-defying episodes, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. But each time she travels to the antebellum South the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
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Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo || Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid || Audiobook Narrators : Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles || Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult || Publisher: Atria Books || Year of publication: 2017|| No. of pages: 388 || Available at Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com
Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life and Monique Grant, a relatively unknown magazine reporter, is the only person she wants to tell her story to. The question is why her and why now?
The story of Evelyn’s life is a tale that spans decades from the 1950’s till the late 80’s. And as we learn about Evelyn’s ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love, we also learn about the irreversible and tragic way her life intersects with Monique’s.
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Title: City of Ghosts || Author: Victoria Schwab || Audiobook Narrator : Reba Buhr || Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Middle Grade || Publisher: Scholastic Press || Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 285 || Available at Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com
City of Ghosts is the story of Cassidy Blake who nearly drowns and a ghost named Jacob who saves her life. Their spirits get tangled up in the proces and now Cassidy is not entirely alive and Jacob is not completely dead … and as a consequence Cassidy can now cross into the spirit roam. Continue reading “CITY OF GHOSTS – VICTORIA SCHWAB”
Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars || Authors: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor || Podcast Narrator : mostly Cecil Baldwin || Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror || Publisher: Harper Perennial || Year of publication: 2016 || No. of pages: 281 || Available at Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com
Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there. This book is a collection of episodes from Season One of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations by Jessica Hayworth.
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Title: Long Way Down || Author: Jason Reynolds|| Audiobook Narrator : Jason Reynolds ||Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Contemporary, Fiction|| Publisher: Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books || Year of publication: 2017 || No. of pages: 320 || Available at Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com
Will’s older brother, Shawn has been shot and now he’s dead. Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighbourhood there are The Rules …
No. 1: Crying … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 2: Snitching … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 3: Revenge … Do. No matter what.
When 15 year old Will discovers a gun that belonged to his deceased brother. He decides to carry out rule number 3, cause he knows who he’s after. But when Will gets into the elevator on the 7th floor, a 60 second elevator ride seems to take an eternity. The elevator stops on every floor and on each floor somebody that is familiar to Will gets in. The weird thing about all of this is … that everybody that gets in is supposed to be death.
Welcome to Jason Reynolds heart wrenching tale which is a mix of Boyz in tha Hood meets A Christmas Carol.
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