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 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

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

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

The Big Sleep Reviewed || Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Published February 6 1939Tags: Murder-Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Noir, Detective StoriesFormat: Physical copy (Library)Pages: 231 | Synopsis From the Publisher | A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, … Continue reading The Big Sleep Reviewed || Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

All the Ever Afters Reviewed | 3.75/5 Glass Slippers 👠

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother by Danielle Teller is a retelling of the classic Cinderella tale, but from the perspective of Cinderella's stepmother, Agnes. The book focuses on Agnes's life, from childhood into adulthood, and her own struggles and obstacles she has to … Continue reading All the Ever Afters Reviewed | 3.75/5 Glass Slippers 👠