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PatriciaU
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From the Publisher: Set against the lush backdrop of early twentieth century Ecuador and inspired by the real-life history of the coastal town known as the birthplace of cacao, this captivating #OwnVoices novel from the award-winning author of The Sisters of Alameda Street tells the story of a resourceful young chocolatier who must impersonate a man in order to survive.

From me: Read this gorgeous book!

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Bookish_Gal
This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
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Love how her books start off so basic and, half way through, go crazy: You‘re engaged, so let‘s ramp it up. Briseis is nicknamed “Black poison ivy” for a reason. She‘s amazing & confident. There‘s so much between her & the mystery girl & the nice boy. Suspicious of both thou. Buildup came slow, yet powerful. gale winds of whaattttt. Ending left me wild & questioning; glad sequel coming in June. She‘s amazing with those bombshells & #lgbtq rep.

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TiminCalifornia
This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
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I really enjoyed this #YAFantasy from #QueerBookBox. A real mystery and good page turner. The MC was likable and relatable I remember a stage where I was ‘between friends‘ as I developed different interests from my childhood friend group and hadn‘t made new connections yet. It‘s lonely. Also the hyper-awareness that your parents are struggling financially is stressful. Ending here was rushed but still a pick for me.

#bookspin for January.

Suet624 You just brought back a whole bunch of memories from my teen years. 😳 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my TBR - I got it via OwlCrate last year!! 4d
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ParkerFinn
Meet Cute Diary | Emery Lee
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I was so excited about this book and yet it was the biggest let down. My biggest issue with the book was Noah. He was so entitled and only thought of himself. He couldn‘t even bother to be nice to his brother‘s girlfriend. Despite his brother being nothing but supportive and doing things for him. I loved Drew. But the thought of him being with Noah made me not even wanting to finish it.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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Good book! Nice little twisty mystery. It does have some racial charged moments and languages based on the time frame this story takes place. I give it a 7.5/10. I might read the follow up to this story #lgbt #woc #poc #femalelead #harlem #1920s #murder Read on a Kindle and borrowed using the #libby app

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mgschu
Stuntboy, in the Meantime | Jason Reynolds
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Jason Reynolds always kills it. He makes the settings and characters in everyday life feel so vivid and magical, while still honest and genuine. He invites us into spaces warm and confusing and hopeful. He‘s an adult who remembers, so clearly, the power and the humor and the love in a child‘s perspective. Where apartment buildings can be castles and building supers can be superheroes. This was such a joy to read.

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Lovesbooks87
Stuntboy, in the Meantime | Jason Reynolds
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I am in a reading funk today. I bailed on my audiobook and print book today. Hoping this graphic novel does the trick. Also everything that Jason Reynolds writes is amazing!

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KristiAhlers
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I inhaled this one. Such a sweet and funny and yes, sad at times. I love everything about this one. Truly one sitting read. #romantsy #100reads #YA

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4thhouseontheleft
Know My Name | Chanel Miller
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✨ Read 100 books, complete a gazillion reading challenges, continue to read #OwnVoices

✨Unpredictable. Oh wait, that was 2021. 2022 - Persevere

✨Know My Name, for #newyearwhodis and it is an incredibly powerful book.

Megabooks Has the #1619GroupRead started yet? Thanks for running it. I‘m looking forward to the discussions. (edited) 2w
Amiable This is a powerful, amazing book. It was on my list of best books read in 2021, too. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks not yet! I‘ll tag you on the schedule post 2w
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