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Book Avengers: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Hello and welcome to our February Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  As you know we are at a crossroads in America with the amount protests, election questions, etc.  Now I personally cannot discuss candidates or say anything that is for or against someone due to my IRL work but I can discuss books!  What better way to keep our nation’s current turmoil fresh in both my mind and others by reading books that show the strength of persons when they are limited in their rights?  Keep reading to find out what we thought of The Handmaid’s Tale and what we selected to pick from for March!

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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

 

 

 

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Book Avengers: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

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Hello and welcome to our September Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring Magic Study by Maria V Snyder.  This is book two of Snyder’s Study series (book one Poison Study was featured last month) and after reading the first I was very eager to continue on with the series.  Keep reading to find out what we thought and what we selected to pick from for October!

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Book Avengers: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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Hello and welcome to our July Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.  This one has been on my TBR list for quite some time and I don’t know if you guys know this but this is Sarah’s FIRST Stiefvater.  So what are you waiting for?!  Find out what we thought!

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Book Avengers: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Hello and welcome to our May Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, the sequel to our April pick.  We absolutely LOVED book one, A Darker Shade of Magic and were (maybe just a little bit) hoping that your guys would vote for us to continue on.

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Book Avengers: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Hello and welcome to our March Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring Red Rising by Pierce Brown.  If you’ve read our intro post you know that this book has been on both of our TBR piles for a while and we were excited to start this series together for our new feature!

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#YADiversityBookClub: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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August’s pick:

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.  

I’m luck enough to host Ms Yoon on Gone Pecan today.  Please welcome her and see what she has to say about her book.

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YA Diversity Book Club: The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn

 

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January’s #YADiversityBookCLub pick:

soulsThe Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn

If you could trade your biggest burden for someone else’s, would you do it?

Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to make the biggest sacrifice of their lives.

Lo has a family history of MS, and is starting to come down with all the symptoms.
Thomas, a former child soldier from Liberia, is plagued by traumatic memories of his war-torn past.
Kaya would do anything to feel physical pain, but a rare condition called CIP keeps her numb.
Ellen can’t remember who she was before she started doing drugs.
Kit lost his girlfriend in a car accident and now he just can’t shake his newfound fear of death.

When they trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they think it’s only an exercise.

But in the morning, they wake to find their burdens gone…and replaced with someone else’s.

As the reality of the ritual unfolds, this unlikely group of five embarks on a week of beautiful, terrifying experiences that all culminate in one perfect truth: In the end, your soul is stronger than your burdens.

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