Ancestor Approved | Quick Take Review

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids | Ed. Cynthia Leitich Smith Published: February 9 2021 Format: e-audio (Library copy) Tags: Middle Grade, Anthology, Contemporary, Native/Indigenous Authors | Synopsis from the Publisher | A collection of intersecting stories set at a powwow that bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. In a high … Continue reading Ancestor Approved | 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 Midnight Library | Quick Take Review

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Published: September 29, 2020 Pages: 288 Format: Hardback (Personal copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Mental-Illness | Synopsis from the Publisher | Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you … Continue reading The Midnight Library | Quick Take 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

A Pho Love Story | ARC Review

Published: February 9th 2021 Pages: 416 Format: eBook (ARC) Tag: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Asian Lit, PoC | Synopsis from the Publisher | If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works … Continue reading A Pho Love Story | ARC Review

New Year’s Kiss | ARC Review

Published: December 1st 2020 Pages: 240 Format: eBook (ARC) Tag: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realism, Romance, Holiday | Synopsis from the Publisher | Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont and they aren’t happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the holiday … Continue reading New Year’s Kiss | ARC Review

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss | ARC Review

Published: January 5th 2021 Pages: 368 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Mental Health/Neurodivese, Science-Mathematics, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction | Synopsis from the Publisher | Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She's been fully occupied by her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety (and besides, she's always found the … Continue reading The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss | 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