BOOK REVIEW: Kindred by Octavia Butler

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AUTHOR: Octavia Butler
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Dana is a black woman living in the 1970s happily married to Kevin (who’s white), when she’s suddenly transported to the antebellum south in Maryland.
GENRE: Science Fiction | Historical Fiction | Neo-Slave Narrative
RATING: 4.5/5
NOTE: Not for younger readers because it had several scenes depicting violence, mention of rape, and frequent use of the N word.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

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AUTHOR: Claire Cameron
SUMMARY: Girl is a Neanderthal living one of her worst seasons yet, meanwhile in the present Rose is coping with her impending motherhood and stressful job as an paleo-archeologist
GENRE: Fiction | Historical Fiction
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BOOK REVIEW: The Dandelion Years by Erica James

TITLE: The Dandelion Years
AUTHOR: Erica James
TWO SENTENCE SUMMARY: Saskia is still grieving the loss of her mother and grandmothers when she meets Matthew, who is grieving the loss of his mentor Jacob. Together they discover a hidden journal in one of Jacob’s numerous books, where they both discover his romantic past amidst World War II. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

AUTHOR: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
RATING: 3.5/5 (Very unsure about giving it this)
TWO SENTENCE SUMMARY: Cassie’s life is turned upside down when she finds out she might be the heir to a Hollywood actor’s fortune. In alternating time periods, Cassie tries to discover more about her grandmother’s past. Continue reading