Book Review: “Between You and Me” by Lynn Turner

Between You and Me by Lynn Turner (2017) Puchase Links: Amazon | B&N Nook Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Page Length: 338 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: Love at first sight strikes Seattle Scientist Finnegan Kane at the worst possible moment, paralyzing him as he’s pitching his cutting-edge idea to powerful New York venture capitalist Emanuela Monroe… Finn survived […]

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Book Review: “You’re Welcome, Universe” by Whitney Gardner

You’re Welcome, Universe Whitney Gardner (2017) Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fiction Page Length: 297 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and […]

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Book Review: “Goodbye Days” by Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (2017) Genre: YA, Fiction, Contemporary Page Length: 405 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts. The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple […]

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Monthly Comic Corner: August Edition

“Monthly Comic Corner” is a segment that compiles mini-reviews of comics, graphic novels, and manga that I’ve read for the month. Here are my reviews for the month of August which features roller derbies, sea life, and mystical, magical kingdom far-far away. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend […]

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Book Review: “The Fearless” by Emma Pass

The Fearless by Emma Pass (2014) Genre: YA, Fiction, Dystopian, Sci-Fi Page Length: 400 pages (paperback edition) Synopsis: The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect – anyone who takes it is […]

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Book Review: “Daughter of The Pirate King” (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller (2017) Genre: YA, Fiction, Adventure Page Length: 320 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her […]

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Book Review: “Ghost Train To New Orleans” (Shambling Guides #2) by Mur Lafferty

Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides) by Mur Lafferty (2014) Genre: Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Page Length: 352 pages (paperback edition) Synopsis: Could you find a museum for a monster? Or a jazz bar for a jabberwock? Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she’s good at it too—her new-found ability to talk […]

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Book Review: “American Street” by Ibi Zoboi

American Street by Ibi Zoboi (2017) Genre: YA, Fiction, Contemporary Page Length: 336 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis:  On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud […]

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Book Review: “The Story of Lizzy and Darcy” by Grace Watson

“The Story of Lizzy and Darcy” by Grace Watson (2017) Genre: LGBT, Romance, Fiction, Retelling Page Length: 410 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: When Lizzy Bennet first meets Darcy Williams, there is an instant dislike between them. As much as they try to avoid it their paths keep crossing, and they each start to see a […]

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Book Review: “Miss Sherlock Holmes” by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca (2017) Genre: Nonfiction, History, Crime, Mystery Page Length: 432 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her […]

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