Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.
The post on IG that started the read. This review was not requested. I read it on KU. This was posted by author @amdavis on her IG feed, and I was intrigued. I had never heard of this author or read any of her stuff before so I reached out to the author that made the post to find out the name of the book with such intense warnings. Some authors called it a marketing ploy, well it worked, I read the book and discovered a new author in the process. Earlier in the week another author mentioned people should try reading a book outside of their normal genre and comfort zone. Challenge accepted. In preparation I strapped on my mental protection helmet, my invisible Kevlar jacket to protect my heart and packed a parachute if it was too much for me and stepped off the precipice of safe reads and free fell into the abyss. My lovelies, it was so worth the journey. First off, I am not going to go over the trigger warnings, they are clearly defined in the picture above. So without any more
CARNIVAL by author Jane Harvey-Berrick Amazon Barnes & Noble . Empty inside, cold in his heart, Zef turned to whisky and drugs to fill the void. Instead, he ended up with a prison sentence and a new determination to get clean and make something of his life. Since his release, Zef has been on the road, finding his spiritual home with a traveling carnival and working as a motorcycle stunt rider. Live fast, live hard, keep moving. He doesn’t want to be tied down to anyone or anything. Fiercely loyal, the only people he cares about are his brother and his carnie family. Until a crazy girl who’s run away to join the circus crashes into his world. But now his old life is catching up with him, and Zef has to choose a new road. A standalone story, and the last one in the TRAVELING SERIES. Heredity I watched the flames leap and dance, sending a shower of sparks into the sky as one of the logs caught light. Even though the daytime temperatures had soare
In The Hope of Memories by author Olivia Rivers Hope is dying. Hope Jackson has lived her short life to the fullest, but her four closest friends are dangling on the brink of disaster. Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they’ll solve the problems haunting their lives. Hope is dead. Two days after her heart fails, Hope’s friends are thrown together: Aiden, her best friend, whose plans to attend college have been scattered by his OCD. Kali, her foster sister, whose last ties to sanity are as razor-thin as her anorexic waistline. Erik, her high school crush, whose success as an athlete is based on a lie with no end in sight. And Sam, her online pen-pal, whose perfect life exploded into chaos in the aftermath of a school bombing. Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to com