If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim Published August 7 2018Tags: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, South Korean CultureFormat: E-AudioPages: 417 | Synopsis From the Publisher | When the communist-backed army from the North invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee … Continue reading If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Guinevere Deception Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White Published November 5 2019Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Strong Female LeadFormat: E-Book, ARCPages: 352 | Synopsis From the Publisher | There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl. Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic … Continue reading The Guinevere Deception Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Bees Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Bees by Laline Paull Published May 6th, 2014Tags: Animal PoV, Fiction, Mothers and Daughters, NatureFormat: Audiobook (Library Copy)Pages: 340 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is … Continue reading The Bees Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

His Hideous Heart Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined Edited by Dahlia Adler Published September 10th, 2019 by Flatiron BooksTags: Short Stories, Horror, Retellings, Anthologies, Young AdultPages: 480 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his … Continue reading His Hideous Heart Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

| Butterfly Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph by Yusra Mardini Published May 3rd 2018 by Pan MacMillan Tags: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Memoir, Sports/Athletes, SyriaPages: 288 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees … Continue reading | Butterfly Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Kingdom Reviewed | 3.5/5 Tiaras 👑

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg The Kingdom is a dark take on a Disney theme park, set in the future where there are human-made hybrids (animals and humans, alike), that populate a theme park meant to make everyone's wish come true. The story follows one such hybrid, Ana, a Disney princess-like character trying to understand … Continue reading The Kingdom Reviewed | 3.5/5 Tiaras 👑

All the Ever Afters Reviewed | 3.75/5 Glass Slippers 👠

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother by Danielle Teller is a retelling of the classic Cinderella tale, but from the perspective of Cinderella's stepmother, Agnes. The book focuses on Agnes's life, from childhood into adulthood, and her own struggles and obstacles she has to … Continue reading All the Ever Afters Reviewed | 3.75/5 Glass Slippers 👠

Prodigal Summer Reviewed | 3.5/5 Chestnut Trees

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver is the story of three individuals and their relationships over the course of one summer. Set in Appalachia, Kingsolver explores nature themes, such as apex predators, the importance of insects, and the impact of chemical spraying in farming, all while tracking the loves and losses … Continue reading Prodigal Summer Reviewed | 3.5/5 Chestnut Trees