These Violent Delights | ARC Review

Published: November 17th, 2020 Pages: 464 Format: eBook ARC Tags: 20th Century, Diverse, Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA+, Multiple POV, Mystery, PoC, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal, Young Adult | Synopsis from the Publisher | A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all … Continue reading These Violent Delights | ARC Review

Everything I Thought I Knew | ARC Review

Everything I Thought I Knew by Shannon Takaoka Everything I Thought I Knew Book Cover Published: October 13th, 2020 Pages: 320 Format: eBook ARC Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during … Continue reading Everything I Thought I Knew | ARC Review

The Code for Love and Heartbreak | ARC Review

The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor Published: October 6, 2020 Pages:304 Format: e-ARC Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, High School | Synopsis from the Publisher | Emma Woodhouse is a genius at math, but clueless about people. After all, people are unreliable. They let you down—just like Emma's sister, Izzy, did this year, when she … Continue reading The Code for Love and Heartbreak | ARC Review

Stories of Your Life and Others | Hot Take Review

Hot Take On: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang I wish I understood math and physics concepts better, because I think I would have connected with some of the stories more, but otherwise I thought this book was pretty good. My GIF Reaction: Me struggling to divine the meaning of each story … Continue reading Stories of Your Life and Others | Hot Take Review

My Dark Vanessa Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: March 10 2020 Pages: 384 Format: eBook (Library Copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, High School, Realism, Abuse | Synopsis From the Publisher | 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher.2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against … Continue reading My Dark Vanessa Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

A Castle in the Clouds Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: January 28 2020 Pages: 336 Format: Ebook (ARC copy) Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery | Synopsis From the Publisher | Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place and guests from all … Continue reading A Castle in the Clouds Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: June 26 2018 Pages: 336 Format: Hardcover (Library copy) Tags: Short stories, Compilation, Young Adult, PoC, Diverse, Re-tellings | Synopsis From the Publisher | Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.Fifteen bestselling … Continue reading A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

They Called Us Enemy | Mini Review

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (co-writer), Justin Eisinger (co-writer), Steven Scott (co-writer) & Harmony Becker (artist) Synopsis: From Goodreads: A graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself. Long before George Takei braved … Continue reading They Called Us Enemy | Mini Review

Frankly In Love Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Frankly In Love by David Yoon Published: September 10 2019 Pages: 432 Format: E-book/Hardback library copy Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Korean Culture, Bittersweet, High School, Nerd Life, Diverse | Synopsis From Publisher | High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ … Continue reading Frankly In Love Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read