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

ReRead Review: Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Published by: Balzer + Bray Pub Date: April 7, 2015 Pages: 320 Format: hardcover | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary, LGBTQ+ Rating: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at … Continue reading ReRead Review: Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Mini Review Monday: Letters and Pirates

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolscer Published by: Bloomsbury Childrens Books Pub Date: June 6, 2017 Pages: 373 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy, adventure Rating: Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Letters and Pirates