Advanced Review: A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

Image Source: Goodreads When I was putting together my list of most anticipated 2021 releases at the end of last year, A Dark and Hollow Star immediately jumped out to me as one to keep an eye on. An urban…

Book Review: ‘Lore’ by Alexandra Bracken

I received an advanced copy of Lore from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Make sure to check out the book when it comes out January 5th! As a longtime fan of Alexandra Bracken’s, I’ve had Lore saved as…

Our Favorite 10 Books We Read in 2020

Some of us have survived this quarantine year by baking banana bread, some by taking on a new hobby, some by finally working out, but a large majority of us have taken this time to go on adventures within the…

Book Review: ‘The Rural Diaries’ by Hilarie Burton Morgan

I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with a book as fast as I fell in love with The Rural Diaries. It’s truly a story of transformation and self-discovery. It’s uplifting, honest, and inspiring. Hilarie’s words and story will…

Summer of Sarah MacLean: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is Sarah MacLean’s second book and the next book in the Summer of Sarah MacLean Event. I have to be honest, I have heard this book referenced A LOT over the years and always planned to read it but didn’t. THAT was a mistake. Yes, it is that good!!!

‘Say Yes to the Duke’: The Book Where Viola Finally Comes Into Her Own

This week the latest instalment in the Eloisa James’ The Wildes of Lindow Castle, Say Yes to the Duke was released and to say I love this series would be an understatement. After reading this book I declare I LOVE this series as much if not more than the Bridgertons – and that, is saying something!!

‘First Comes Scandal’ – Happy Banter, Yes Please!

Right now, countless days into this lockdown you need is a really good laugh and a lovely romance that makes you sigh – Julia Quinn’s new novel First Comes Scandal will deliver!

‘The Loneliest Girl in the Universe’ by Lauren James

Emily takes us through the story of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James. Mild spoilers, but has a review at the end!

‘Love Lettering’ – The Book Makes You Appreciate the View

Have you ever read a book that made you jump up and down with glee one minute, then squeeze it tight the next thinking MY BOOK, the next? That is what Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn did for me!! This book brought ALL. THE. FEELS. – mainly LOVE!

‘Mermaid Inn’ by Jenny Holiday Review: The Escape You NEED Right Now

Mermaid Inn tells the story of Eve Abbott, a librarian from Toronto who returns to the small town where she spent her summers when her aunt leaves her the Mermaid Inn. Eve left Moonflower Bay after her high school boyfriend broke her heart at the Mermaid Parade, she vowed never to return – until now.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary Is A Must-Read

This book is a must-read.  Let me tell you why. I’ve included some tiny spoilers, to help convince you but mostly this is a spoiler-free review. Trust me, this book needs to move to the very top of your to…

Book Review: Gork the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson

I’m not going to come in here saying this was a great book that I enjoyed, because that’s not what we do here. Instead, we’re going to stay honest in this book review, and everyone is going to deal with…

‘I Love You Like That’ Isn’t Bad, It’s Just Predictable

Here’s the thing that I don’t like about reviewing books – not liking them. Because when I don’t like them and I have to review them, I feel guilty. I feel guilty because I know that someone poured their heart…

Turning The Pages: ‘UNPregnant’ by Jenni Hendricks

If I am being honest, I can understand why it is that UNPREGNANT is so well received and loved. The book is beautifully written, the pacing is on track, the characters grow throughout the pages. I can see why it…

5 Reasons Why You Need To Read ‘Sorta Like a Rock Star’

If you want to get ahead of the game of Netflix’s latest Young Adult book-to-movie adaptation, then you’re going to want to park a seat and listen to your next great book obsession. Sorta Like a Rock Star tells the…

You Need To Read ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’

I’m not quite sure how Casey Mcquinston’s debut novel Red, White & Royal Blue escaped my notice while I was doing research for my most anticipated books of 2019 list, or during all the time I spent browsing Book Twitter…

‘Girls Resist!’ by KaeLyn Rich is the Guide Girls Need to Start a Revolution!

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution by KaeLyn Rich is your go-to-guide to go from person on the sidelines of everything that’s happening in your life, neighborhood, city, or country to writer, activist, and speaker…

‘Fierce Fairytales’ by Nikita Gill Reinvents Classic Fairytales in the #MeToo Era

In an effort to build a space for queer people like myself, every Tuesday I’ll be posting opinion pieces, listicals, reviews, and more focused on the LGBT community (and occasionally about the Latinx/WOC community since I am Latinx.) Welcome to…

‘The Dark Beneath the Ice’ by Amelinda Berube is Paranormal Activity & Black Swan’s Queer Love Child

In an effort to build a space for queer people like myself, every Tuesday I’ll be posting opinion pieces, listicals, reviews, and more focused on the LGBT community. Welcome to Queerly Not Straight! Enjoy and leave a comment below if…

‘Spill Zone: The Broken Vow’ by Scott Westerfeld is an Otherworldly Masterpiece

I’m trying not to be cheesy. I’m trying not to throw out words and phrases like horrifyingly beautiful or a haunting masterpiece. You know, the basics and what every book review is like. But that’s what Scott Westerfeld’s Spill Zone:…

‘The Darkest Legacy’ Review: A Thrilling, Emotional Ride Reflective of Society

Bracken’s newest installment of The Darkest Minds manages to weave a complex story filled with political awareness, compassion, thrills, romance, and a narrator that comes into her own. The last time I read The Darkest Minds series, which was about…