recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

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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: Every Boy’s Got One

Recommendation: Every Boy’s Got One

Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot   So, what’s your weather like? It’s a question I always like to ask this time of year, as most areas begin their transition from winter into spring. Whether the groundhog saw didn’t see his shadow or decided […]

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown   Rory Docherty cares for only a few things. His Granny. His Ford. Making money as whiskey runner. And perhaps, that dancing girl who makes hats. Life after war has proven a tad unpredictable, but he’s been able […]

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory   Who doesn’t love a retelling? While this one isn’t a fairy tale, as is all the current biblio-rage, it is a clever and gripping twist on a popular historic subject. The Tudor family and their shenanigans have […]

Review: The Broken Girls

Review: The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James   Idlewild Hall is hardly a sanctuary. It’s more aptly described as . . . a prison. In the 1950’s, the school is where the forgotten girls are sent. The troublemakers. The unwanted ones. The promiscuous and daring. […]

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 […]

Review: The Flight Attendant

Review: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian   Sister. Orphan. Flight Attendant. Lonely. Drunk. Easy. Cassandra Bowden is all of these things. Complex and simple; she is a contradiction. Being a drunk helps her forget. The numbness that comes with alcohol is the real craving. As […]

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 […]