Some Stories Are Better Told In the Dark: Blackout Review

Summary

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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