A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
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Articles / June 15, 2019

B A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole April 30, 2019 · Avon Contemporary Romance Reading A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole is like being wrapped in a warm fuzzy blanket. It’s filled with some of my favorite tropes, demonstrates enthusiastic opt-in consent, and features the heroine’s network of supportive female friends. It was great until I reached the end, which felt too rushed. You don’t have to read the other Reluctant Royals books before you start A Prince on Paper (this is book three), but they will introduce the supporting cast and set up some context. When the book opens Nya Jerami is returning to her home country of Thesolo for the royal wedding between her friend Ledi and Prince Thabiso (the couple from the first book, A Princess in Theory). Returning to Thesolo is difficult for Nya; her father is in prison after trying to poison Ledi. In fact, Nya is re-examining her childhood and realizing that her father was manipulative, abusive, and used to make her sick with poison as a means of control. She grew up feeling weak and chronically ill, and so she believed she would always have to depend on him. Now Nya…

Book Beat: BEA 2019 Finds!
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Articles / June 15, 2019

Welcome to Book Beat! Think of Book Beat as Hide Your Wallet, Part Two! In Hide Your Wallet, we talk about books coming out in a particular month that we really want to read. But there’s more to good books than just new releases! Book Beat aims to highlight other books that we may hear about through friends, social media, or other sources. We could see a gorgeous ad! Or find a new-to-us author on a list of underrated romances! Think of Book Beat as Teen Beat or Tiger Beat, but for books. And no staples to open to get the fold-out poster. The titles below are my top five discoveries from attending Book Expo America this year! Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Author: Maika Moulite Released: September 3, 2019 by Inkyard Press Genre: Young Adult This exceptional debut novel captures a sparkling new voice and irrepressible heroine in a celebration of storytelling sure to thrill fans of Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi and Jenna Evans Welch! When a school presentation goes very wrong, Alaine Beauparlant finds herself suspended, shipped off to Haiti and writing the report of a lifetime… You might ask the obvious question: What do I, a seventeen-year-old Haitian American from Miami with…