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The Cost of Knowing

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This was a great read. I featured it as Book of the Day on all my social media platforms, and I included it in my monthly roundup of news releases for my Black Fiction Addiction blog.
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I received the arc of The Cost of Knowing at no cost from NetGalley and Simon and Schuster. It was my choice to read and review.

I was hooked. I could not pause it. I loved the urban fantasy setting and the fact that the magic system is somewhat explained yet not all the way. Because it's not the focal point. The focal point is Alex and his brother, Isaiah, and their relationship after shared trauma in their past.

The pacing was great, it wasn't too fast or too slow and I got just enough answers at the proper times which made it flow really well. I was so proud of Alex for pushing past some of his anxieties and grief to be more present. Not saying that the anxiety and grief went away but that he found something that made it important for him to act in spite of it.

It's important to read own voices, diverse books like this so we can open our eyes to the experiences of others and think differently about our own tendencies, reactions, and thoughts. I had the pleasure of doing an author interview with Brittney Morris on my Bookstagram (@ram_reads) and she said "I try to get my readers to see the world in a new way with each book I write."

She definitely accomplished that and I would recommend The Cost of Knowing to anyone who is trying to read more own voices, diverse books and doesn't know where to start because it's a blend of contemporary with a sprinkle of fantasy/magic and it covers meaningful themes with realistic character portrayals.
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Though I enjoy the narration and general concept for this story, I am not vested enough in the character's story to continue.
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