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

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: September 17 2019 Pages: 310 Format: Hardback (Personal copy) Tags: Middle-Grade/Juvenile Lit, Realistic, Contemporary, Disability Representation, Diverse, High School, Growing Up, Love, PoC, School Life | Synopsis From Publisher | Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of “armage,” everything changes once … Continue reading Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

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

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

Convenience Store Woman | Mini Review 🍙

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Synopsis: From Goodreads: Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in … Continue reading Convenience Store Woman | Mini Review 🍙

Home Fire Reviewed | 3.75/5 Cups of Tea

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie is a modern re-telling of the Greek tragedy, Antigone, and set against the backdrop of Islamaphobia and terrorism in Britain and Pakistan. Shamsie's novel has received numerous awards and nominations, including being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Synopsis: From Goodreads: Isma is free. After … Continue reading Home Fire Reviewed | 3.75/5 Cups of Tea