recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 15+

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Be Careful What You Joust For by Ryan Hauge & Ivy Smoak   Pentavia is a medieval world full of calculated espionage, treacherous alliances, and respect for the Old Gods and customs. Ever aware of the precarious beauty of their own slice of the land, the […]

Review: Dreams of Falling

Review: Dreams of Falling

Dreams of Falling by Karen White   Nestled comfortably into the perfectly manicured grounds of the prestigious Carrowmore Estate is a legend of epic proportions. The country estate is home to a tree; a vessel especially made for wishing. The sacred oak is known for […]

Review: The Room on Rue Amélie

Review: The Room on Rue Amélie

The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel   An American in Paris. A Jewish girl coming of age. A brave English RAF pilot. In the beginnings of a war that promises horror brought to one’s doorstep, these three will have their lives intertwined with […]

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things by Martina McAtee   It’s no secret that I enjoy the twists and turns of a good YA fantasy story. I like a gritty, layered series even more. If I can combine the two and add in a certain […]

Recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere

Recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng   This month in my book club, it was my pick. I have been dying to read Little Fires Everywhere going on a year now – seriously – but just haven’t had the time with review work obligations. I really […]

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   I used to never be a reader who gave into the hype and buzz a new book can sometimes bring along with it. But while Instagram has taken book marketing to an entirely different level, some books are […]

Review: Next Year in Havana

Review: Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton ” ‘To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world – the air you breathe, the earth you walk upon – taken from you. They exist on the other side of a […]

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   Three years ago I was wandering the bookstore with my husband. Newly pregnant after several years and countless disappointments, we were taking this pregnancy slow. Not long into my first trimester, issues with my body arose and […]

Review: The Belles

Review: The Belles

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton   Enter a world of delightful decadence and of pure, unadulterated perfection that has the ability to be shaped and molded at will. For a price. In the island city of Orléans, the Belles are curators of everything that is […]

Review: The Queen of Hearts

Review: The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin ” ‘You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.’ “   Queen of Hearts is a novel set firmly in the sprit of a world that appears […]