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Review of Legendborn by Tracy Deonn on Ace Of Bens dot com.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn | REVIEW

Immediately added to the list of Books I’m Embarrassed Took Me So Long to Read. Y’all were NOT kidding when you say Legendborn by Tracy Deonn was amazing beyond words.

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Review: We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian AceOfBens.com
We Could Be So Good | REVIEW

We Could Be So Good is a soft, slow burn romance that explores not only Nick and Andy’s relationship as it shifts from professional to platonic to romantic, but also their relationships with themselves and their communities as these two reconcile their roles as members of the NYC media with their existence as queer people in a time when being publicly out could get you arrested. If a character-driven historical romance with plenty of self-discovery and self-growth sounds like your thing, this might be one to pick up.

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Review: You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat AceOfBens.com
You Exist Too Much | REVIEW

Arafat's You Exist Too Much has gotten plenty of criticism for its unlikeable main character, but that is exactly why it's an excellent portrayal of the human struggle with trauma.

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Reseña: How To Be A Good Savage por Mikeas Sánchez, traducido por Wendy Call and Shook AceOfBens.com
How To Be A Good Savage | RESEÑA

Sánchez se estrena en inglés con el apoyo de traductores Wendy Call y Shook en esta colección trilingüe que bellamente retrata la manera en que la humanidad va más allá de la lengua. En How To Be A Good Savage and Other Poems, Sánchez explora lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo de existir como mujer indígena por su poesía traducido de zoque y español.

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Review: How To Be A Good Savage by Mikeas Sánchez, translated by Wendy Call and Shook AceOfBens.com
How To Be A Good Savage | REVIEW

Sánchez makes her English debut with the help of translators Wendy Call and Shook in this trilingual collection that beautifully portrays the way humanity transcends language. In How To Be A Good Savage and Other Poems, Sánchez explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of existing as an indigenous woman through her poetry translated from Zoque and Spanish.

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Review: Man o' War by Cory McCarthy AceOfBens.com
Man o’ War | REVIEW

McCarthy captures the worries, the euphoria, and everything in between of the trans coming-of-age experience in Man o' War. Full of both humor and humanity, this book should be getting more attention than it has been, and I hope you'll all consider picking up a copy.

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Review: Jay's Gay Agenda by Jason June AceOfBens.com
5 Thoughts About JAY’S GAY AGENDA

With a messy protagonist at the forefront, Jay's Gay Agenda will have you laughing out loud and gripping the pages with second-hand embarrassment at the same time. Jay's adventures in finding himself and finding community is a great rom com to pick up this June.

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Review: Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee AceOfBens.com
5 Thoughts About MEET CUTE DIARY by Emery Lee

If queer YA romcoms are your thing, you should get a copy of Meet Cute Diary ASAP, and here are 5 reasons why.

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Interview with Talia Hibbert | Shattering Stigmas

Today we welcome Talia Hibbert, author of The Brown Sisters series, including the upcoming Act Your Age, Eve Brown. We had the chance to talk about the importance of acknowledging mental health in fiction, how representation is evolving, and taking care of yourself.

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Interview with Anna-Marie McLemore | Shattering Stigmas

Today we welcome Anna-Marie McLemore, author of The Mirror Season and Dark and Deepest Red. We had a chance to talk about trauma, seeking mental health help, and, of course, their books.

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Interview with Julian Winters | Shattering Stigmas

Welcome back to Shattering Stigmas! Today we welcome Julian Winters, author of The Summer of Everything, to talk about his books, keeping a balance between the good and the bad in fiction, and, of course, mental health!  Q: Welcome to Shattering Stigmas! Let’s start by talking about your books, particularly your newest release The Summer of… Read More »Blog

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Welcome to Shattering Stigmas 2020. November 14 - 28, 2020
Welcome to Shattering Stigmas 2020

Welcome, everyone, to the sixth year of Shattering Stigmas, a blogging event all about coming together and speaking up to continue to break down the stigmas that surround mental health. Today is the first of a two-week series taking place across several platforms, so come check out how you can follow and get involved!

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7 of My Favorite Book Dedications

Book dedications might not always pop out to the reader, but they're one of the most important, and often very interesting, parts of the book. Here are some of my favorites.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed on AceOfBens.com
10 books I loved but never reviewed | Top Ten Tuesday

Time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! This week I talk about 10 books I loved but never got around to writing full reviews for.

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Photo of a hand sticking out of a pile of open books that is hold a cup of coffee. The title text over it says 'The I Should Have Read That Book Tag' and the subtitle under it says 'There are just too many books to read and I am stressed.'
The “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag!

Like just about every other reader out there, I often think about all the books I want to read and, naturally, get stressed about it. This tag is a good opportunity to remind myself how many books I need to read and share that with all of you!

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