June 26, 2013
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Book Review of Kimberly Derting’s “The Pledge” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book summary: In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, … Continue reading

June 20, 2013
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Book Review of Andrea K. Host’s “Caszandra” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book Summary: Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she’s for. But she knows she’s running out of time. Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
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Book Review of Tracy Rozzlynn’s “Verita” by Otessa Ghadar

Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn. On Goodreads here. Book Summary: If your world suddenly crumbled, leaving you with nothing but heartache, would you risk your life for a chance at a new beginning on a new world? Brett Bradbury’s parents are dead, her … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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Edward P. Jones: The James Joyce of black Washington

  Edward P. Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. According to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley, Jones is “one of the most important writers of his own generation.” All of the locations described … Continue reading

May 17, 2013
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Otessa Publishes Her Short Story: Utopia

Otessa just joined the new social media reading platform, ReadWave and published her first short story! It’s totally different from what you’ve seen from her before. Her story is based on the true events of a mentally unwell woman who finds … Continue reading