Book Review: Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Violet Made of Thorns is an exciting fairy-tale type YA fantasy with a morally ambiguous lead character and a very hot enemies-to-lovers subplot.  And it all works so well! Violet was a homeless girl who inadvertently saved the life of a young prince who the Fates had intended to die. What dos a grateful king […]

Book Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

The premise of The Christie Affair is loosely tied to the very sensational events of 1926 when mystery author Agatha Christie disappeared for eleven day after finding out that her husband was having an affair. The burb reads: Nina de Gramont’s The Christie Affair is a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder—and a brilliant re-imagination of one […]

Book Review: The Tsarina’s Daughter by Ellen Alpsten

I thoroughly enjoyed Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten, so when I saw The Tsarina’s Daughter was available I jumped at the chance to read it. In this novel we are once again transported to the volatile inner workings of the Russian royal court—this time following the story of Elizabeth (daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I). The young Tsarevna […]

Book Review: Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

To be totally transparent, I’ve never been a huge fan of The Great Gatsby. It was Daisy that I never could really empathize with in any way. I was intrigued with the cover of Beautiful Little Fools when I saw it on Netgalley and was a little disappointed when I realized it was a Gatsby […]

Book Review – Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant by Alex Pappademas

As a long-time fan of Keanu Reeves I wanted to like this book so much! I’m always interested in learning a little bit more about the behind the scenes reality of my favorite movies and actors. Unfortunately Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant just didn’t deliver for me. The author seems to have made a valiant attempt […]

Book Review: This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

Six months ago, while still mourning the loss of their mom, Natalie’s sister Kit decided to go to Wisewood. Natalie hasn’t seen or heard from Kit since then. One night Natalie gets an email from a Wisewood account that says only, “Would you like to come tell your sister what you did—or should we?” Although […]

Book Review: Midlife Bites by Jen Mann

How have I gone this long without having Jen Mann in my life? Several months ago I saw a book entitled Midlife Bites on Netgalley. As someone who is in that particular time of life—and has discovered it can indeed bite—I requested it immediately. Admittedly I sometimes request ARCs based on title alone only to […]

Sneak Peek Review: Gilded by Marissa Meyer

We all know Marissa Meyer is the master of the fairytale retellings. Well, she’s back at it—this time with a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the first ten chapters and this is what I can tell you about it. Serilda is an eighteen-year-old girl who lives with […]

Book Review: Falling by T.J. Newman

Falling is one of those action-packed thrillers that manages to masterfully pull you right into the story and then holds your attention all the way to the end. This debut novel, by real-life flight attendant T. J. Newman, certainly lives up to the hype. Captain Bill Hoffman is called by his boss to captain an […]

Book Review: After You Died by Dea Poirier

Asher has just been found guilty of a crime he doesn’t remember committing. All he knows is he woke up covered in his girlfriend’s blood and now, with his fathers “help” he’s been sentenced to five years in the most terrifying reform school in Florida. But even the psychiatrist at the Dozier Reform School can’t […]