Book Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

“‘It just feels like…’ her voice small. ‘Sometimes it just feels like I’m faking.’
‘Maybe everyone feels that way.'”

Continue reading “Book Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills”

Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

“If it was true that moss did not have roots, and maternal love could grow spontaneously, as if from nothing, perhaps I had been wrong to believe myself unfit to raise my daughter. Perhaps the unattached, the unwanted, the unloved, could grow to give love as lushly as anyone else.”

Continue reading “Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh”

Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

“Nick and I look at each other.
‘I’m not holding your hand,’ I tell him, smiling a little.
‘All right’–he nods–‘but know that I would.'”

An absolutely hilarious and adorable read, Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is an insightful story that will bring readers to tears, both from laughter and woe. After a student beings to blackmail Simon after discovering his secret, Simon must follow all his requests or his (and his anonymous friends) secret will be vocalized to the world. Juggling family oddness, quarrels in friendships, accepting himself and hopelessly falling for his mysterious pen-pal, Simon’s adventures will make it nearly impossible to put this book down.

Continue reading “Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli”

Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.”

Remarkably witty and wildly adventurous, Mackenzie Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a beautiful edition to the realm of historical fiction and LGBTQ+ romance novels. Henry “Monty” Montague is a gentleman by blood, yet acts completely the opposite; rambunctious and a sweet-talker, Monty finds himself as a constant disapproval from his father. As a last chance to prove himself a gentleman, he is sent on a Grand Tour of Europe with his sister Felicity and long time friend Percy…who just happens to be his crush. But when danger strikes during their travels, the trio find themselves on a dangerous yet thrilling adventure across Europe. Intense and breathtakingly romantic, readers will find themselves unable to put this book down!

Continue reading “Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee”

Book Review: All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

“Constellations aren’t obvious until the moment they are. Then you wonder how you hadn’t been able to see them before when the pictures are all so clearly there, telling a story.”

Hauntingly beautiful and dangerously enticing, Samantha Mabry’s All the Wind in the World is a fantastic addition to the romance genre in young adult literature. With the desire to eventually own their own land and live a life of peace, Sarah Jac and James are forced to find work in the harsh conditions of the maguey fields. But when a disaster strikes, the two must find a new place to work, where their strength and relationship will be put to the test. In this gripping tale of love and sorrow, Mabry’s novel promises to have readers intrigued until the very last sentence.

Continue reading “Book Review: All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry”

Book Review: Rituals by Kelley Armstrong

“Don’t ever stop doing that. Please. I want to be better. Be stronger.”

In the final installment of this highly regarded paranormal series, Kelley Armstrong’s Rituals is such a thrill and exciting read that readers will find themselves unable to stop until the last page has turned. When a new dark force disturbs the balance of the mundane and supernatural world, Olivia and her friends race against the clock to stop this darkness before they become victims themselves. With new secrets exposed and romantic tensions in the mix, this highly anticipated novel brings new excitement at every turn. What is this new dark presence? Who will Olivia choose: the Tylwyth Teg or the Cwn Annwn?

Continue reading “Book Review: Rituals by Kelley Armstrong”

Book Review: Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong

“But that’s what dreams are for—to weave reality and fantasy and memory and stitch together something you can’t hope for in waking life. To fulfill that little part of you that wants something so bad.”

Disloyalty and danger around every corner, Kelley Armstrong’s Betrayals will have readers at the edge of their seats with this highly intense and dark addition to the Cainsville series. When Ricky is charged with murder, the trio begin a quest to solve this mistake which ends up tying them to another supernatural mystery. Full of twists and unexpected discoveries, Betrayals will have readers unable to anticipate the outcome of events occurring in this thrilling addition to the series. Who is behind the killings Ricky’s been framed for? Will Olivia and the gang find out before the murderer finds them?

Continue reading “Book Review: Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong”

Book Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

“Demons are a very human creation. You look for ways to explain evil, and instead of seeing it in yourselves, you offload the responsibility onto monsters. The monstrous exists in the mirror, not in the sulfurous depths of some fantasy world.”

In the third installment of the Cainsville series, Kelley Armstrong’s Deceptions brings readers on a roller-coaster of emotions and shocking discoveries. Learning more about her and her family’s connection to Cainsville and the world of the Fae, Olivia seeks the truth through her visions of a long lost past; however, there are more dangers than ever before creeping in her path. With visions endangering Olivia’s state of mind, a love triangle that’s attached to an ancient past life, and an extremely upset ex fiancé in the mix, readers won’t be able to put down this fast paced novel. Will Olivia finally unlock the mysteries of Cainsville? Will she learn the truth about the Larsen’s?

Continue reading “Book Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong”

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”

In the remarkable introduction to a mysterious and suspenseful series, Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys pulls readers into a tale of adventure and dark twists around every corner. Growing up in a household full of psychics, Blue’s rather accustomed to the world of the supernatural. But when she’s introduced to a group of boys on an epic quest to find a long lost Welsh King, Blue and her newly acquainted friends are in for a journey beyond imagine. Will Blue and the Raven boys find the Welsh King before other seekers do? Will Blue’s fate to kill her true love through a kiss come true?

Continue reading “Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater”