recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Reviews

Review: Once Upon A Bad Boy

Review: Once Upon A Bad Boy

Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson   In a world drenched in fame and fortune, Sadie has learned the hard way that not all that glitters is … well, gold. Sadie Gold grew up with privilege, not that she had any choice of […]

Review: The Perfect Date

Review: The Perfect Date

The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada with Holly Lorincz   Angel Gomez is doing her best to make things work. Most of the time, she feels like a complete failure. Between making rent, keeping her growing son in shoes that fit, scraping together enough coins […]

Review: Bring the Rain

Review: Bring the Rain

Bring the Rain by JoAnn Franklin   While facing age is hardly ever easy – even for those who are happy to accept this new path of their life freely – the transition into a later chapter in life can prove to be even more […]

Review: Dutch Girl

Review: Dutch Girl

Dutch Girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen   Anyone who knows me knows that I’m borderline obsessed with anything related to Audrey Hepburn. I’ve seen all the films. I’ve read all the books. I own a ton of the cool […]

Review: The House Children

Review: The House Children

The House Children by Heidi Daniele   Mary Margaret Joyce belongs to no one. And no one belongs to her. The night she was rescued from a shuttered barn by the friendly face of a young woman she vaguely knew, Mary was sure she’d finally […]

Review: When We Left Cuba

Review: When We Left Cuba

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton   “Tonight, I looked at myself in the mirror, and it occurred to me that perhaps adulthood has come not with a white gown and a view thrust upon me against my wishes, but rather in this moment, […]

Review: Sinner

Review: Sinner

Sinner by Christopher Graves   So, I’ll preface this review by disclosing the fact that I’ve read a lot of thrillers. I’ve also read some horror. And I’ve read some twisted psychological novels that left me feeling dirty and shaking my head like … “what […]

Review: Willa of the Wood

Review: Willa of the Wood

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty   Willa can blend. She can disappear. She can bend the wood to her very will, feeling the drum of it deep in her bones. She can move like a snake, silent and cunning. The very soil of […]

Review: Umbertouched

Review: Umbertouched

Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne   When last we saw the healer Zivah and the warrior Dineas, they were on a mission against the Empire. All of their collective efforts were wrapped up in finding out the purpose and strategy of the impending war, and what […]

Review: Lying In Wait

Review: Lying In Wait

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent   Deliciously demented. Cleverly cruel. Satisfying and sadistic. These things may not make up the most ideal everyday scenario – but for me, they make the best types of thrillers. You know, those books that you simply have to […]