Review: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood Published by: Sourcebooks Fire Pub Date: June 5, 2018 Pages: 320 Format: paperback | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and … Continue reading Review: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Mini Review Monday: The Lonely Dead and Comics Will Break Your Heart

The Lonely Dead by April Henry Published by: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers Pub Date: January 29, 2019 Pages: 240 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, mystery, paranormal Rating:  A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself. … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Lonely Dead and Comics Will Break Your Heart

Review: Famous in a Small Town

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills Published by: Henry Holt & Company Pub Date: January 15, 2019 Pages: 320 Format: arc| Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends--loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for--she can weather any storm. But when Sophie's beloved Acadia High School … Continue reading Review: Famous in a Small Town

Mini Review Monday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter and American Panda

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Published by: Atria Books Pub Date: October 9, 2018 Pages: 496 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: adult, historical fiction, dual timeline Rating:  A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House—the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter and American Panda

Review: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: April 3, 2018 Pages: 432 Format: hardcover| Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Rating: Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of … Continue reading Review: Starry Eyes

Mini Reviews: Contemporary Edition

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz Published by: St. Martin's Press Pub Date: October 17, 2017 Pages: 225 Format: hardcover | Source: gift Genres: adult, contemporary romance, retelling Rating:  Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to … Continue reading Mini Reviews: Contemporary Edition

Review: Prince In Disguise

Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm Published by: Disney-Hyperion Pub Date: December 19, 2017 Pages: 320 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Rating:  Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again. Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the … Continue reading Review: Prince In Disguise

Mini Review Monday: Juliet Takes A Breath

Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera Published by: Riverdale Avenue Books Pub Date: January 27, 2016 Pages: 274 Format: paperback| Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary, LBGTQ+ Rating:  Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Juliet Takes A Breath