Title: With the Fire on High Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Book of the Month Publisher: Harper Teen Date Published: May 7, 2019 Synopsis: With her daughter to care for and her Abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in … Continue reading With the Fire on High
Title: The Education of Margot Sanchez Author: Lilliam Rivera Rate: 4.5/5 Bookstore: Book Culture LIC Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date Published: February 21, 2017 Synopsis: THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES: Mami, for destroying my social life Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal This supermarket Everyone else After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sánchez suddenly finds … Continue reading The Education of Margot Sanchez
Hi Seekabookers! April has ended and we are off to start May. Can you believe?! April was pretty busy for me in regards to work and traveling. Earlier in the month, I went to Dallas, TX to visit my college best friend who I haven’t seen in the last 2 years. It was nice to spend time with her husband and their new baby! Of … Continue reading April 2019 Wrap-Up!
Title: We Set the Dark on Fire Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia Rate: 3.5/5 Bookstore: Barnes & Nobles Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Date Published: February 26, 2019 Synopsis: At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run her husband’s household or raise his children, but both wives … Continue reading We Set the Dark on Fire
Title: The Things We Cannot Say Author: Kelly Rimmer Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Netgalley Publisher: Graydon House Date Published: March 19, 2019 Synopsis: In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the … Continue reading The Things We Cannot Say
Title: Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Author: Veronica Chambers Rate: 4/5 Bookstore: Netgalley Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Synopsis: Beyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already … Continue reading Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
February has come and gone in just a blink of an eye. It was a short month so I only got to read 3 books, then again I always read between 3 to 4 books a month. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney: Amber has woken up in a hospital. She can’t move nor open up her eyes, but she can hear everything else that … Continue reading February 2019 Wrap Up!
Title: The House on Mango Street Author: Sandra Cisneros Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Barnes & Noble Publisher: Vintage Publishing Synopsis: The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes — sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous — it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few … Continue reading The House on Mango Street
Title: Sometimes I Lie Author: Alice Feeney Rate: 3/5 Bookstore: Was given to by a friend Publisher: Flatiron Books Synopsis: My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her … Continue reading Sometimes I Lie
Hola! The first month of the year has finally come to an end (it felt never-ending). Work has been a little crazy at my end with very long nights and some weekend work – the reason why I have neglected my Instagram feed and blog posts. Every time I tried to sit and work on it, things kept coming up or I was just too … Continue reading January 2019 Wrap-Up