The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

"It’s strange to grieve for your former self, and still I think it’s something that any girl understands. I’ve shed so many skins, I hardly know what I am now—muscle, maybe, or just memory. Perhaps just the will to keep going." Synopsis: Watson and Holmes: A match made in disaster. Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes [...]

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

"Truth be told, I liked that blurriness. That line where reality and fiction jutted up against each other." Synopsis: The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte [...]

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins || Book Review

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins || Book Review

"...all that matters is the truth as you know it, and as the ones who love you know it." Synopsis: Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has [...]

Matilda by Roald Dahl || Book Review

Matilda by Roald Dahl || Book Review

"So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone." Synopsis: Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think [...]

Kill Code by Clive Fleury || ARC Review

Kill Code by Clive Fleury || ARC Review

"Taking a deep breath, I ripped the envelope open and pulled out an official- looking letter. I scanned the note quickly as Max peered over my shoulder. 'Well?'" Synopsis: WHEN THE OCEANS RISE...THE TRUTH DROWNS. It's the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun's heat is deadly [...]

For the Blood is the Life by Joe Albanese || ARC Review

For the Blood is the Life by Joe Albanese || ARC Review

"Then he took a final breath, and his eyes closed." Synopsis: Evan Summers is a detective with a shameful past, a muddled present, and an uncertain future. While investigating a series of gruesome murders and trying to battle his alcoholism, Summers will try to reconnect with his young son. But when a break in the [...]

The Ghost of Crow Cavern by Norman Mounter & John Wedlake || ARC Review

The Ghost of Crow Cavern by Norman Mounter & John Wedlake || ARC Review

"The realisation that there was a big wide world out there beyond the coast - a world full of danger yet wonder and excitement - was no longer squirreled away within the cavernous confines of Old Normsk’s mind." Synopsis: A wave of delight and anticipation sweeps through a small community of red squirrels as they [...]

Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese || Book Review

Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese || Book Review

"For simply being, the world should thank you." Joe Albanese’s collection of poetry in Cocktails with a Deadman beautifully captures the rawness and realness of the multiple moments most of us experience in our lives. From the inability to find work in our high unemployment rate to the desire for something more in life, Albanese [...]

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett || Book Review

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett || Book Review

"For the evaders, avoiders, dodgers, and side-steppers. You probably have a good reason for hiding. May you work through it and find your inner lion." An undeniably adorable YA romance novel, Jenn Bennett's Alex, Approximately is the perfect read to rekindle those "gushy" feelings of passion and young love. When Bailey moves to California for a fresh [...]

Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

"Everyone has heard stories of women like us—cautionary tales, morality plays, warnings of what will befall you if you are a girl too wild for the world, a girl who asks too many questions or wants too much. If you set off into the world alone. Everyone has heard stories of women like us, and [...]