ARC Review: “My Last Love Story” by Falguni Kothari

“My Last Love Story” by Falguni Kothari Publishing Date: January 23, 2018 Genre: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Page Length: 304 pages (Netgalley copy) Synopsis: Simi Desai is thirty years old and her husband is dying of cancer. He has two last wishes in his final months: first, that she’ll have his baby so that a piece […]

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Book Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas (2017) Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, YA Page Length: 444 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her […]

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Book Review: “Wild Mountain” by Nancy Hayes Kilgore

Wild Mountain by Nancy Hayes Kilgore (2017) Genre: Contemporary, Fiction Page Length: 332 pages (ARC paperback edition) Synopsis: Vermonter Mona Duval loves the covered bridge beside her store. She loves local history and the rugged, rural nature of her home state. But when an ice storm collapses the bridge, she is bereft. Frank MacFarland, a seasonal resident […]

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Book Review: “Always and Forever, Lara Jean” (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han (2017) Genre: YA, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Page Length: 325 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week […]

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Blog Tour: “Starfish” by Akemi Dawn Bowman – Review & Giveaway!

About The Book Synopsis: Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will […]

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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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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: “A Bollywood Affair” (Bollywood #1) by Sonali Dev

A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood #1) by Sonali Dev (2014) Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Page Length: 294 pages (paperback edition) Synopsis: Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother […]

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