• Meet Cute by Helena Hunting // Book Review

    Meet Cute by Helena Hunting // Book Review

    Title: Meet CuteAuthor: Helena HuntingGenre(s): Romance, ContemporaryPage Count: 384Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle Synopsis: Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran – quite literally – into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either… Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can’t help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole…

  • The Start Of Me And You by Emery Lord // Book Review
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    The Start Of Me And You by Emery Lord // Book Review

    Title: The Start Of Me And YouAuthor: Emery LordGenre(s): Young Adult, ContemporaryPage Count: 416Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle Synopsis:It’s been one year since it happened… When Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in a swimming accident, she shut out almost everyone. Now Paige has decided it’s finally time to rejoin the world, and she has a plan. First on the list: go out with Ryan Chase, her longtime and newly single crush. And last on the list: swim. Terrifying, yet possible? But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin Max moves to town and recruits Paige for the QuizBowl team (of all things!), her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Starting over…

  • Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky // Book Review

    Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky // Book Review

    Title: Gracefully GraysonAuthor: Ami PolonskyGenre(s): LGBTQ+, Middle GradePage Count: 243Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle Synopsis:Alone at home, twelve-year-old Grayson Sender glows, immersed in beautiful thoughts and dreams. But at school, Grayson grasps at shadows, determined to fly under the radar. Because Grayson has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but leaving it behind would mean facing ridicule, scorn, and rejection. Despite these dangers, Grayson’s true self itches to break free. Strengthened by an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher who gives her a chance to step into…

  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang // Book Review
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    The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang // Book Review

    Title: The Poppy WarSeries: The Poppy War (#1)Author: R.F. KuangGenre(s): FantasyPage Count: 530Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle Synopsis: When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more…

  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne // Book Review
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    The Hating Game by Sally Thorne // Book Review

    Title: The Hating GameAuthor: Sally Thorne Genre(s): RomancePage Count: 384Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ Book Depository Synopsis: Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.2) A person’s undoing3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the…

  • Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo // Book Review
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    Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo // Book Review

    Title: Six Of CrowsSeries: Six Of Crows (#1)Author: Leigh BardugoGenre(s): Fantasy, Young AdultPage Count: 462Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ Book Depository Synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . . A convict with a thirst for revenge A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager A runaway with a privileged past A spy known as the Wraith A Heartrender using her magic to…

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    The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu // Book Review

    Title: The Truth About Alice Author: Jennifer Mathieu Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Page Count: 208 Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ The Book Depository Synopsis: Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party,…