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Released:
November 19, 2019
Reviewed:
November 19, 2019

I Found Some Ancient Hieroglyphs

Author : J.R. R LaMar, Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The rhythmic character of J.R. R LaMar’s poetry sets it apart and makes it a beautiful offering to young readers.

I Found Some Ancient Hieroglyphs is a gorgeous collection of poems that constitute a whole delight for young adult readers. They are poems that explore the themes of adventure and travel, and they take readers to gorgeous places around the world, looking at unique ways to describe some of the famous...

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Released:
February 3, 2020
Reviewed:
February 5, 2020

The Last Machaca

Author : Aleks Lyons, Reviewed by David Reyes

Aleks Lyons’ The Last Machaca: A Mythic Adventure is a fascinating tale that combines myth with adventure to create an enjoyable reading experience.

Aleks Lyons’ The Last Machaca: A Mythic Adventure is a fascinating tale that combines myth with adventure to create an enjoyable reading experience. For all the time John has led the crew on the piping projects in the jungles of Ecuador, he’s heard many legends but has never...

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Released:
February 5, 2020
Reviewed:
February 5, 2020

The Last Machaca

Author : Aleks Lyons, Reviewed by Jane Riley

Alex Lyons creates characters that are complex and that are so skillfully developed.

The Last Machaca: A Mythic Adventure by Aleks Lyons is a beautiful story with a strong appeal to fans of adventure and psychological thrillers. A crew working in the jungles of Ecuador loses one of its members who dies in a mysterious way. While it is hard to believe, even by the most experienc...

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Released:
September 2, 2019
Reviewed:
February 22, 2020

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel

Author : Oyinkan Braithwaite , Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

It is dark, disturbing, and hauntingly absorbing.

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite begins with these disturbing words: “Ayoola summons me with these words — Korede, I killed him. I had hoped I would never hear those words again.” Thus begins the tale of a serial killer that explores themes of sister...

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Released:
March 5, 2020
Reviewed:
March 5, 2020

Before We Were Yours: A Novel

Author : Lisa Wingate, Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Lisa Wingate takes a delicate topic and weaves a tale around it that completely absorbs the reader, inspiring powerful emotions.

Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate is a poignant and riveting story about children who are ruthlessly taken away from their parents, either through cunning or kidnapping, and placed for adoption for a huge price. It is Memphis, 1939, and twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four siblings...

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Released:
September 2, 2019
Reviewed:
March 12, 2020

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Author : Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell, Reviewed by Jane Riley

The quest for inner freedom, joy, and happiness is simplified in Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. It is revolutionary.

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie is a simple, straightforward and easy-to-read self-help book that helps readers avoid the unnecessary suffering they bring to themselves by simply responding to four simple questions. In this book, Katie shares her own journ...

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Released:
March 31, 2020
Reviewed:
April 3, 2020

The Cure for Onlyness: A Black Man's Guide to Joy, Passion & Purpose

Author : Coach Michael Taylor, Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

This author knows how to engage readers in conversation, thanks to the simplicity in writing and the popular conversational style, combined with the art of storytelling. It makes for an enjoyable, eye-opening, and inspiring read.

The color line has always been one of the challenging realities that the black man has to deal with in America, and pretty much anywhere in the Western world, a conundrum that many have used to dull their passion and aspirations, often explaining away their inability to passionately pursue their dre...

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Released:
April 8, 2020
Reviewed:
April 8, 2020

Gitmo in Darkness: Al-Qaeda Strikes

Author : Eric Wentz, Reviewed by Jane Riley

Gitmo in Darkness: Al-Qaeda Strikes takes the reader on a journey across countries, from the conflict-infested backdrops of Afghanistan and Pakistan to Guantanamo prison in Cuba, building a plot that feels real and that is filled with unpredictabilit

Gitmo in Darkness: Al-Qaeda Strikes by Eric Wentz opens with carnage in the prologue, which constitutes the background upon which the story is built. The action takes place in the desert and the scene is beautifully captured in what looks like a promise of a great story that is ingeniously plotted a...

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Released:
March 31, 2020
Reviewed:
April 14, 2020

Tangle with Tara (Volume 4)

Author : Jeri Lynn Stone, Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

The plot is tidily accomplished, and the climactic denouement leaves the readers with satisfaction. Overall, it is an emotionally charged story with great potential to entertain readers.

A compelling fourth entry into a series with an irresistible appeal to fans of sleuth and crime fiction, Tangle with Tara by Jeri Lynn Stone follows female Detective Tara Woods on a dangerous quest to uncover and free missing teens. She deals with murder and kidnapping and, with her partner, must de...

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Released:
April 14, 2020
Reviewed:
April 23, 2020

Why Am I So Happy

Author : Paula Neva Vail, Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

This book provides the path to unlocking the secrets of happiness in our lives and shows readers how they can create happiness in their lives and make it a rippling wave.

From a Reiki Master, Why Am I So Happy? is a book that begins with the definition of the one thing that everyone craves for — happiness. Paula Neva Vail writes: “Our true essence is joy—something found inside each and every one of us. I suspect, a few of you doubt this … Wel...

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