We’re Still Here: Firekeeper’s Daughter Review

“We faced more than you and we’re still here.”


Firekeeper’s Daughter is a story about 18-year-old Daunis Fountaine, who lives in a tight-knit Native American community. Well, sort of…Daunis is half Native American and half white. Did I mention that she is also from one of the wealthiest families in town? This sometimes leaves her feeling torn when it comes to the different opinions and values from each side of her family. Daunis is unsure of where she fits in but one thing she knows for sure is that she loves her family and her community.

When Daunis begins to lose friends and family members due to an increase of meth usage in her family, she decides to fight for her community. She is offered an opportunity to become a confidential informant for the FBI and figure out how the drugs are getting in and who’s involved. Dedicated to the job given, Daunis begins to uncover secrets that she could never have imagined.

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What’s Tani Reading?

I’m currently reading Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, but on Saturday I noticed that my TBR list had dwindled. You know what that means…time to take a trip to the bookstore! I was able to stop myself after selecting the four that stood out the most. Hopefully these will get me through the rest of July.

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Some Stories Are Better Told In the Dark: Blackout Review


Blackout is a collection of short love stories written by six authors – Angie Thomas, Dionielle Clayton, Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, Ashley Woodfold, and Nicola Yoon. I’m a big fan of Angie Thomas and Tiffany D. Jackson, so when I saw the cover on social media, I decided to stop by the bookstore and pick it up.

All six stories take place in New York City during a hot summer night. I loved how all characters are connected, and their stories somewhat intertwine. There is a summer block party happening that is on everyone’s radar for the night. No one expected a blackout to occur and for the entire city to lose power. Blackout does a great job depicting young love while highlighting self-discovery and acceptance.

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Let’s Talk Bookish

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. I came across the topic while browsing and decided to give it a try.

What are the best ways to get over reading slumps?

Sometimes you just don’t want to ready anymore, how do you get back into it?

I have periods when I just can’t get into books. I love reading, and even if a book is not the best, I can usually push through and finish. Until recently, there has not been one book that I just gave up on and didn’t finish (I’ll discuss that book during a later post). So if it’s taking me more than 2-3 days to finish a book, I know I’m in a slump.

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I Like ‘Em Thick: Short Stories Vs. Novels

I’m currently reading Blackout, which is a collection of short love stories by six authors – Angie Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton, Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, Ashley Woodfold, and Nicola Yoon.

I saw images of the cover circulating on social media and decided to check it out. I’ve read novels by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give and On the Come Up) and Tiffany D. Jackson ( Monday’s Not Coming and Allegedly), so I was excited to head to the bookstore and pick this one up.

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Ace of Spades Review

Ace of Spades centers around two characters, Chiamaka and Devon, who are the only two Black students at a predominately white school. They begin their senior year with goals to do their best and work towards their long-term success goals. Neither of them expects to have all of their secrets exposed to the entire student body.

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