Not Here to Be Liked | ARC Review

Not Here to Be Liked | Michelle Quach Published: September 14 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, High School, Asian/South Asian Lit, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run … Continue reading Not Here to Be Liked | ARC Review

The Heart Principle | ARC Review

The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang Published: August 31 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Neurodivergent, Mental Illness/Health | Synopsis from the Publisher | When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime … Continue reading The Heart Principle | ARC 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 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

The Flight Attendant | Quick Take Review

Published: March 13 2018 Pages: 345 Format: Hardback (Library Copy) Tags: Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Multiple-PoV, Unreliable Narrator | Synopsis from the Publisher | Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives … Continue reading The Flight Attendant | Quick Take Review