"All the facts in history books couldn’t prepare someone for standing in a place where history was present tense". It's going to be easier for me to just jot down what I loved about this book that try and elaborate an essay so here we go: This book definitely falls on the heavier, darker side … Continue reading The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke Review: A New Favorite Series!
The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter Release Date: August 22nd 2017 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Synopsis: The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer” sends the eccentric detective and his indispensible assistant … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Dire King by William Ritter [Review+Giveaway!]
I wanted to love this a lot more than I actually did. It started out strong but the story got a bit mixed up in the middle and it was all around difficult for me to feel attached to any of the characters. I did enjoy that it was a retelling of the Little Mermaid … Continue reading Walking on Knives by Maya Chabbra: Mini ARC Review!
The First Rule of Punk is a fun middle grade book about a Mexican-American girl who whose mother has relocated them to Chicago for a new job. I really liked a lot of things about Malú from the beginning, because it was completely relatable to me to see her struggling with her identity. She doesn’t … Continue reading The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez [Review] – What Does It Mean to Be Yourself? + Meet Malú!
In the third installment of the series, we finally find ourselves facing the bewildering and ominous menace that has been lurking from the first pages of Jackaby, and Beastly Bones. Also, pieces and clues are found about the mysterious murder of Jenny Cavanaugh, the local ghoul in 926 Augur Lane, in time for the 10th … Continue reading Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter [Review]: Spell-binding and Surprising with Every Turn
My Review: Permanent Ink had so many great things going for it. First off we have Poe, 23 years old and with no real direction in his life. He lives in the basement of his dad’s house, and keeps getting picked up by the police for “vadalizing” a.k.a. grafitti. His dad is fed up with … Continue reading Permanent Ink by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn [Release Day] Review + Blitz!
(TWs for trauma, suicide, PTSD, stalking, attempted murder, blood, gunshots.) Marianne's Review: Just when I think Thea de Salle is done surprising me, she does it again with The Queen of Dauphine Street. Dauphine focuses on Maddy, our pansexual and eccentric heroine, and Darren, a Texan gentleman who cracks jokes, both of whom are tackling … Continue reading The Queen of Dauphine Street by Thea de Salle [Review]: What Are You Waiting for to Pick Up this Series?
I have been blessed to encounter Contemporary Romance books this year that I love, this one being a definite 5 stars at the top. Alex, Approximately was hooking from the first page, especially with the many movie references, as well as quotes at the start of every chapter. The main character, Bailey Rydell aka "Mink" … Continue reading Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett [Review]: A Cinematographic & Romantic Wonder
I requested this on a whim and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made this year. Ether is everything I love in a graphic novel: beautiful, engaging art; amazing storytelling; characters I want to root for; that urgent need for more at the end. Boone is a wonderful hero. … Continue reading Ether, Vol. 1: Death of the Last Golden Blaze: Graphic Novel Review
Considering my bad luck lately with Romance books, I was kind of dreading going into this one. That quickly changed when I realized my favorite trope being used. Eye Candy is a friends-to-lovers story mixed with an office romance that surprisingly made things even better. Jackie and Vince are both divorcees with their own jaded … Continue reading Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon: Mini Review!