• Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  s t a r s Norah is seventeen years old, and she hasn’t really stepped outside of her house since she was thirteen except for the occasional visit to her therapist. She has agoraphobia, anxiety and OCD, and there are too many things in the outside world that can cause harm – so she stays inside the four walls of her… [read on]

    Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
  • ARC Review | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

    ♡ ♡ ♡  .  5   S T A R S Dimple Shah has issues with her parents, more specifically her mother. Dimple’s a career woman with a passion for education and coding; she can’t stand putting on makeup or dressing up, and she couldn’t care less about finding an I.I.H – the Ideal Indian Husband. The problem is that her traditionally cultural mother… [read on]

    ARC Review | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • ARC Review | The Djinn Falls in Love ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin

    ♡ ♡ ♡  .  5  S T A R S “Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud.  And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.” (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things… [read on]

    ARC Review | The Djinn Falls in Love ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin

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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – Review

Title: The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) Author: Rick Riordan Summary: Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up…

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

Title: I’ll Give You the Sun Author: Jandy Nelson Summary:Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something…

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Say Her Name by James Dawson – Review

Title: Say Her Name Author: James Dawson Genre: Horror | Young Adult Summary:  Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost…

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The Diviners by Libba Bray – Review

TItle: The Diviners Author: Libba Bray Genre:  Horror | Mystery | Young Adult Summary:  Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live…

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A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall – Review

Title: A Little Something Different Author: Sandy Hall Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance Summary: The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the…

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Book Review | The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Summary: Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. Final Rating: ★★★★ I devoured and adored the first book. It had everything from gushy romance to comic relief,…

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Book Review | Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Summary: Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder’s infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance…

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Book Review | The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding

Summary: A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape…

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Book Review | On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Summary: On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Final Rating: ★★☆☆☆ I went into this book with high expectations, unfortunately. I enjoy books about road-trips and friendship, but…

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Book Review | P.S. I Love You

P S  I  L O V E  Y O U  || C E C I L I A  A H E R N s u m m a r y  Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to…

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