Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA BY KERRI MANISCALCO - BOOK REVIEW

Audrey Rose and Thomas are back in this Dracula-inspired sequel! Even though I didn't love this one as much as I did book one, I did still really enjoy the story and all its supernatural elements.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CREATING A LITERARY HAVEN - WITH HAVENLY


Whether you have your own home or just a bedroom to work with, there is nothing better for a bookworm than a perfectly bookishly designed space to call your own.

Monday, October 16, 2017

LONG WAY DOWN BY JASON REYNOLDS - BOOK REVIEW

I'm still processing this one. It was a super quick read but a very heavy hitter. I've been meaning to pick up something by Reynolds for a long, long time, but for whatever reason hadn't. After reading this book, I will definitely be looking at others by him.


Friday, October 13, 2017

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER BY KERRI MANISCALCO - BOOK REVIEW

I don't think I could have picked a better book to read right now. We're getting into colder weather, Halloween is coming up, its the perfect time to read a dark historical retelling of perhaps the most infamous murderer of all time.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES BY LOUISA MORGAN - BOOK REVIEW

This was a little less witch-y and a little more history-y than I was hoping for, but I still thought this was an ok book.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING BY VIDAR SUNDST├śL - BOOK REVIEW

I wasn't too sure about this one at first... it sounded like a creepy Fall read that dealt with some strange, cultish sort of stuff. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, it really picked up toward the end.

Friday, October 6, 2017

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY CELESTE NG - BOOK REVIEW

Ng has once again created a masterpiece! I thoroughly enjoyed her previous novel Everything I Never Told You so I was very excited for this book. And I am happy to report that not only did this book meet the expectations I had for it, it surpassed them tenfold.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

WITHOUT MERIT BY COLLEEN HOOVER - BOOK REVIEW

Just when I was worried that Hoover was getting too used to her usual formula, she completely throws it out the window.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SHOW ME THE WAY BY A.L. JACKSON - BOOK REVIEW

Don't let the half-naked guy on the cover fool you. This is a deeply moving New Adult novel that goes beyond a steamy romance.

Monday, October 2, 2017

THE HANGING GIRL BY EILEEN COOK - BOOK REVIEW

 
This is the latest book from the author of last summer's hit With Malice and dare I say this one is even better. The plot is masterfully crafted and the writing perfectly paced.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

GENUINE FRAUD BY E. LOCKHART - BOOK REVIEW

Well, I think I understand what people mean when they say they weren't a fan of We Were Liars. I loved that book but I just don't think I get this one.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

INVICTUS BY RYAN GRAUDIN - BOOK REVIEW

Having enjoyed all of Graudin's other books, I went into this one expecting to feel the same way. I was wrong. I actually ended up liking this book even MORE than I did her others.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BANNED BOOKS WEEK - SEPT 24 - 30, 2017


In honour of Banned Books Week being this week, I figured I would post about some banned books since, at least to me, the topic of a banned book and censorship in reading is really interesting. What makes a book "banned?" Who has the authority to ban these books and what are the messages that people are missing out on by avoiding these banned books?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NORTH OF HAPPY BY ADI ALSAID - BOOK REVIEW

While I've had some mixed experiences with Alsaid's books in the past (that is, really loving Let's Get Lost and not so much loving Never Always Sometimes), I was cautiously optimistic about Alsaid's newest novel. And I ended up really enjoying it!

Friday, September 22, 2017

WARCROSS BY MARIE LU - BOOK REVIEW

Going into this book, I was a little uncertain. I've loved Lu's other series but they were dystopian and fantasy, two genres I normally really enjoy. This book has more of an urban science fiction vibe if I can call that a genre, something I don't usually like. But I knew I had to read it solely for the fact that it was Lu. And I have to say, I am quite glad I gave it a go!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EMMA IN THE NIGHT BY WENDY WALKER - BOOK REVIEW

It has been a really long time since I have finished a book and immediately wanted to pick it back up again. So long that I don't know if one comes to mind in my recent memory. Typically, once I finish a book it's done - but this one had me reeling!

Monday, September 18, 2017

MOXIE BY JENNIFER MATHIEU - BOOK REVIEW

It has been so long since I've read a good feminist book; I've forgotten what I was missing! After finishing it, I feel so inspired and empowered to make a change!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

SO MUCH LOVE BY REBECCA ROSENBLUM - BOOK REVIEW

This book was nothing like I thought it would be but in the best ways possible. While the catalyst for this story is a woman being taken, it is by no means the only thing happening in this book and it doesn't really make this book a thriller. If anything, I would consider this book to be a darker contemporary novel than a thriller.

Friday, September 15, 2017

GONE WITHOUT A TRACE BY MARY TORJUSSEN - BOOK REVIEW


Let me just tell you this... that shocking truth Hannah has to face at the end of the book, the twist that causes jaws to drop, was just that. Jaw-dropping. I don't know if I have ever been more shocked by an ending than I was by this one.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FIREBLOOD BY ELLY BLAKE - BOOK REVIEW

This is one of those series that not everybody loves, but those who do love it passionately and enduringly. I, thankfully for the sake of the readers of this review, am of the love-it team. I knew from 8 pages into book one, Frostblood, that I was going to love that book and this series, and book two was no different.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SHADOW RUN BY ADRIANNE STRICKLAND & MICHAEL MILLER - BOOK REVIEW

I think I am still processing everything that happened in this book but I think I'm feeling just mediocre about it. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't the most amazing book I've ever read. I definitely liked the general idea of it, but, at the end of the day, I'm not sure I loved the execution.

Monday, September 11, 2017

WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW BY SARAH PORTER - BOOK REVIEW


Like Porter's previous novel, Vassa in the Night, I'm not quite sure how to feel about this one. Going in, I knew it was going to be another magical realism/urban fantasy - one of those genres I really love and the other I can take or leave.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

GOOD ME, BAD ME BY ALI LAND - BOOK REVIEW

Serial killers have always been one of those really interesting topics for me, specifically the psychology behind them. How much of it is nature and how much of it is nurture? This book shows one depiction of that with the child of a female serial killer, something even more unique, and how she ends up after living, watching with her mother commit murder and other horrible things for years on end.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS BY MELISSA BASHARDOUST - BOOK REVIEW

Despite all the love this book seems to be receiving, sadly, I think I have to say that I just didn't like it all that much. Which is really disappointing because I was so looking forward to it and had heard amazing things throughout me reading it.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

HEARTS, FINGERS, AND OTHER THINGS TO CROSS BY KATIE FINN - BOOK REVIEW

Well, after such an intense and riveting second book, I'm left feeling a little on the disappointed side of things with the finale of the Broken Hearts and Revenge trilogy.

Friday, September 1, 2017

REVENGE, ICE CREAM, AND OTHER THINGS BEST SERVED COLD BY KATIE FINN - BOOK REVIEW

I would say it has been a good three years since I read the first book in this series, Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend. I was a little bit worried that I would have out grown the more juvenile antics of Gemma and the gang but I guess I was in a lighthearted mood because I really enjoyed this one.