recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Author: Melissa Ahmed

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Renata (Forbidden Love) by Jay Morati   Perfect strangers . . . or something more? Carmine can’t seem to get the pretty brunette bank teller out of his head. The woman’s cheery smile and graceful movements have cemented a place of near worship inside of […]

Recommendation – The Girl on the Train

Recommendation – The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins   There are books in every library that are bought or brought home simply because they are “that book everyone is talking about.” The Girl on the Train was one of those books for me; I’d never heard of […]

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar by Nabila Fairuz   Captain Shelly Manhar is courageous and cheeky, but she’s also cautious. Her past haunts her like the lingering scent of briny fish on the deck of her ship, The Untamed. Holding her emotions in check […]

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians By Kevin Kwan   Rachel Chu is a Stanford-educated economics professor at NYU who loves spending her weekends browsing shops along the cluttered New York sidewalks and grabbing a coffee with her pop-star-handsome boyfriend, Nicholas. They spend Friday nights in bed, laptops […]

Review: Refugees

Review: Refugees

Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Volume 1) by R. A. Denny ” ‘In the last days, when the new star glows in the skies; Out of the depths of the rocks we call. Hear our cries! As earth’s secrets unfold, he who sleeps will arise; […]

Recommendation: The Fountain

Recommendation: The Fountain

The Fountain by Suzy Vadori   I’ve been reading since I was a young child and as a result, I’ve blown through thousands of books in my nearly 36 years. There are a precious few that I always seem to go back to, there are […]

Review: Rosemarked

Review: Rosemarked

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne   Zivah was considered one of the blessed ones. Having found her calling as a healer at an early age, she devoted her time and energy almost exclusively to the art of saving those around her. Under the expert tutelage of […]

Review: The Bone Sparrow

Review: The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon ” If we all sing together, our song can light up the dark. “   Set in a space that could be yesterday, today, or tomorrow, The Bone Sparrow chronicles the life and times of a young boy living […]

Recommendation: Small Gods

Recommendation: Small Gods

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett “Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” ** This particular blog post is being hosted by my husband, an avid reader and supreme lover of Terry Pratchett. Any and all content is in his own words and […]

Review: When The Serpent Bites

Review: When The Serpent Bites

When the Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge   Fredrick Starks has fallen from grace. The descent was just as messy as it was cruel, and he’s got all the time in the world to contemplate his mistakes, now that he’s been shut away from the […]