Ancestor Approved | Quick Take Review

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids | Ed. Cynthia Leitich Smith Published: February 9 2021 Format: e-audio (Library copy) Tags: Middle Grade, Anthology, Contemporary, Native/Indigenous Authors | Synopsis from the Publisher | A collection of intersecting stories set at a powwow that bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. In a high … Continue reading Ancestor Approved | Quick Take Review

The Ones We’re Meant to Find | Quick Take Review

The Ones We're Meant to Find | Joan He Published: May 4th 2021 Format: Hardcover Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian | Synopsis from the Publisher | Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere … Continue reading The Ones We’re Meant to Find | Quick Take Review

If I Had Your Face | Quick Take Review

If I Had Your Face | Frances Cha Published: April 21 2020 Format: Hardback/Audiobook (Personal copy/Library copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Realism, Asian Literature | Synopsis from the Publisher | A debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons … Continue reading If I Had Your Face | Quick Take Review

The House of the Spirits | Quick Take Review

The House of the Spirits | Isabel Allende Published: January 2 1982 Format: Paperback Tags: Latin America, Fiction, Magical Realism, Generational | Synopsis from the Publisher | Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s classic novel is both a richly symbolic family saga and the riveting story of an unnamed Latin American country’s turbulent history. In a triumph of magic … Continue reading The House of the Spirits | Quick Take Review

The Republic of Birds | ARC Review

The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller Published: April 20th 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Middle-Grade, Fantasy, Sisters, Magic, Witches | Synopsis from the Publisher | In the land of Tsaretsvo, civil war has divided the human kingdom from the Republic of Birds. Magic is outlawed, and young witches are sent to a mysterious boarding school, from … Continue reading The Republic of Birds | ARC Review

The Forest of Stolen Girls | ARC Review

The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur Published: April 20 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Sisters | Synopsis from the Publisher | Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest, near a gruesome crime scene. The … Continue reading The Forest of Stolen Girls | ARC Review

Pride & Premeditation | ARC Review

Pride & Premeditation by Tirzah Price Published: April 6 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir … Continue reading Pride & Premeditation | ARC Review

The Midnight Library | Quick Take Review

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Published: September 29, 2020 Pages: 288 Format: Hardback (Personal copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Mental-Illness | Synopsis from the Publisher | Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you … Continue reading The Midnight Library | Quick Take Review

The Ex-Talk | Quick Take Review

Published: January 26th 2021 Pages: 358 Format: Paperback (Library Copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Diverse | Synopsis from the Publisher | Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her … Continue reading The Ex-Talk | Quick Take Review