★ ★ ★ ★ Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2017), The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is about two gifted orphans who travel around the city performing artistic routines but are separated as teenagers and sent to work as servants during the Great Depression. The story follows their lives until they finally reunite… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
I wanted to talk about my goals and plans for reading this year, and I am keeping it simple with only 3 goals. Do you set reading goals or challenges each year? I have tried in the past, but the only one I've accomplished is reaching my Goodreads goal. So this year I am finally… Continue reading 2018 Reading Goals
Happy release day to Marieke Nijkamp's Before I Let Go! Marieke Nijkamp’s debut YA novel, This Is Where It Ends, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list, and now her latest YA novel, Before I Let Go, is officially on-sale today! Below you can find more information, including the synopsis and… Continue reading New Release: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp & Giveaway!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great NYE and celebrated with friends, family, or a good book. I celebrated with my parents and had a quiet night at home, and this morning I curled up with hot cocoa and my first read of 2018! I still can't get over that another year is… Continue reading Currently Reading – First Book of 2018
Once again, a year has come to an end, and we need to talk about the favorite books we've read! Out of the 75 books (21,882 pages) I read in the year of 2017, only three of the books were 5-star reads for me. Now it's already known that I do not give books 5-stars often,… Continue reading Favorite Reads of 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Poison Study is one of the best young-adult books out there and easily one of my favorites. While this review is focused on the first book, titled Poison Study, I would recommend the entire Chronicles of Ixia series, which includes the Soulfinders series. If there is just one recommendation I can give… Continue reading Book Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
I have not updated this blog as frequently as I would have liked to or how I planned over the past couple of months because of a family emergency. In September my dad ended up in the hospital, and he was just recently released after a major surgery that resulted in a lot of life-changing… Continue reading Where Have I Been?
★ ★ ★ ★ Her Body and Other Parties is a riveting 8-story collection that is a gritty, provocative debut. It's a fusion of magical realism, horror, supernatural and fantasy that focuses on women's lives and their bodies. In general, I am not fond of short story collections, but this is outstanding work. After each… Continue reading Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado
★ ★ ★ All across social media I read praise for The Blinds and seen it was a much-anticipated release, so when I had the opportunity to read it, I couldn't wait to get started. Set in a secret rural Texas town, Caesura, but better known as The Blinds, is populated by dangerous criminals and innocents who've… Continue reading Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh
Anytime of year is a great time to read thrillers, but October is really the prime-time for me because it sets the mood, and with that comes readathons. Now I am not one who typically participates in them, but the Spookathon is one that I love and participate in since it began last year. It is… Continue reading Spookathon & October Reads