The Testaments Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Testaments - Margaret Atwood Published: September 10 2019Pages: 422Format: Library Copy (Hardcover)Tags: Fiction, Science Fiction (Dystopia), Feminism, Future, Multiple POV, Mothers & Daughters, Sisters | Synopsis From the Publisher | In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed … Continue reading The Testaments Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Nothing to Envy Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick Published December 29 2009Pages: 338Format: Library Copy (Hardcover)Tags: Nonfiction, History, Politics, Korean History | Synopsis From the Publisher | Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to … Continue reading Nothing to Envy Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Moxie Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Published September 19 2017Pages: 330Format: Library Copy (Hardback)Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism, High School, Realistic Fiction, Strong Female Lead, Mothers & Daughters | Synopsis From the Publisher | Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed … Continue reading Moxie Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

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 👑