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Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Six Crimson CranesAuthor: Elizabeth LimPublisher: KnopfPublication Date: July 6, 2021ISBN: 9780593300930 Synopsis from Goodreads:Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, ShioriContinue reading “Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim”

Book Review: The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The World Gives WayAuthor: Marissa LevienPublisher: RedhookPublication Date: June 15, 2021ISBN: 9780316592413 Synopsis from Goodreads:In fifty years, Myrra will be free. Until then, she’s a contract worker. Ever since she was five, her life and labor have belonged to the highest bidderContinue reading “Book Review: The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien”

Book Review: Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Don’t Hate the PlayerAuthor: Alexis NeddPublisher: Bloomsbury YAPublication Date: June 15, 2021ISBN: 9781547605026 Synopsis from Goodreads:By day, Emilia is a field hockey star with a popular boyfriend and a mother obsessed with her academic future. But by night, she’s kicking virtual assContinue reading “Book Review: Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd”

Book Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: SunkissedAuthor: Kasie WestPublisher: Delacorte PressPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 9780593176276 Synopsis from Goodreads:Avery has always used music as an escape. But after her best friend betrays her, even her perfectly curated playlists can’t help her forget what happened. To make matters worse,Continue reading “Book Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West”

Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: From Little Tokyo, With LoveAuthor: Sarah KuhnPublisher: Viking BooksPublication Date: May 11, 2021ISBN: 9780593327487 Synopsis from Goodreads:If Rika’s life seems like the beginning of a familiar fairy tale–being an orphan with two bossy cousins and working away in her aunts’ business–she wouldContinue reading “Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn”

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tokyo Ever AfterAuthor: Emiko JeanPublisher: Flatiron BooksPublication Date: May 18, 2021ISBN: 9781250766601 Synopsis from Goodreads:Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother,Continue reading “Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean”

Book Review: The Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Knight’s RansomAuthor: Jeff WheelerPublisher: 47 NorthPublication Date: January 26, 2021ISBN: 9781542025294 Synopsis from Goodreads:A brutal war of succession has plunged the court of Kingfountain into a power struggle between a charitable king who took the crown unlawfully and his ambitious rival,Continue reading “Book Review: The Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler”

Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Title: SapiensAuthor: Yuval Noah HarariPublisher: Random House of CanadaPublication Date: first published in January 2011ISBN: 9780771038518 Synopsis from Goodreads:In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. DrawingContinue reading “Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari”

Book Review: A Brief View from the Coastal Suite by Karen Hofmann

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: A Brief View from the Coastal SuiteAuthor: Karen HofmannPublisher: Newest PressPublication Date: April 15, 2021ISBN: 9781774390177 Synopsis from Goodreads:Set in Vancouver during the economically turbulent year of 2008, A Brief View from the Coastal Suite explores the Lunds’ differing values in respectContinue reading “Book Review: A Brief View from the Coastal Suite by Karen Hofmann”

Book Review: Loner by Georgina Young

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: LonerAuthor: Georgina YoungPublisher: Text PublishingPublication Date: August 4, 2020ISBN: 9781922330130 Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in Melbourne, Loner is a humorous and heartfelt exploration of new adulthood. Lona kills her days by sneaking into the dark room at her old art school toContinue reading “Book Review: Loner by Georgina Young”

Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Satellite LoveAuthor: Genki FergusonPublisher: M & SPublication Date: March 2, 2021ISBN: 9780771049873 Synopsis from Goodreads:On the eve of the new millennium, in a city in southern Japan that progress has forgotten, sixteen-year-old Anna Obata looks to the stars for solace. An outcastContinue reading “Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson”

Book Review: Wings of Fury by Emily R. King

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Wings of FuryAuthor: Emily R. KingPublisher: 47NorthPublication Date: March 1, 2021ISBN: 9781542023733 Synopsis from Goodreads:Cronus, God of Gods, whose inheritance is the world. Among his possessions: women, imprisoned and fated to serve. The strong-minded Althea Lambros controls her own fate and livesContinue reading “Book Review: Wings of Fury by Emily R. King”

Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Title: Klara and the SunAuthor: Kazuo IshiguroPublisher: Knopf CanadaPublication Date: March 2, 2021ISBN: 9780571364879 Synopsis from Goodreads:From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customerContinue reading “Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro”

Book Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: All the Stars and TeethAuthor: Adalyn GracePublisher: ImprintPublication Date: February 4, 2020ISBN: 9781250307781 Synopsis from Goodreads:As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer — the master of souls. The rest ofContinue reading “Book Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace”

Book Review: When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

Title: When God Was a RabbitAuthor: Sarah WinmanPublisher: Headline ReviewPublication Date: March 2011ISBN: 9780755379286 Synopsis from Goodreads:Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, lossContinue reading “Book Review: When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman”

Book Review: The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Killing FogAuthor: Jeff WheelerPublisher: 47NorthPublication Date: March 1, 2021ISBN: 9781542015011 Synopsis from Goodreads:Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrustedContinue reading “Book Review: The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler”

Book Review: Sail by Dorien Brouwers

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: SailAuthor: Dorien BrouwersPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: March 9, 2021ISBN: 9780316495486 Synopsis from Goodreads:Out at sea anything can happen: whether trials or triumphs, there are infinite possibilities to explore once we leave the shore. And what lies under theContinue reading “Book Review: Sail by Dorien Brouwers”

Book Review: I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams by Jessica Young

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: I’ll Meet You in Your DreamsAuthor: Jessica YoungIllustrator: Rafael LopezPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: March 9, 2021ISBN: 9780316453288 Synopsis from Goodreads:This poetic and tender story celebrates the parent-and-child bond in its many forms and offers gentle assurance of loveContinue reading “Book Review: I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams by Jessica Young”

Book Review: The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The RavensAuthor: Kass Morgan and Danielle PaigePublisher: HMH Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: November 3, 2020ISBN: 9780358098232 Synopsis from Goodreads:Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share aContinue reading “Book Review: The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige”

Book Review: Hush by Dylan Farrow

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: HushAuthor: Dylan FarrowPublisher: Wednesday BooksPublication Date: October 6, 2020ISBN: 9781250235909 Synopsis from Goodreads:Seventeen-year-old Shae has led a seemingly quiet life. All while secretly keeping her fears at bay… Of the disease that took her brother’s life. Of how her dreams seem toContinue reading “Book Review: Hush by Dylan Farrow”

Book Review: Spark by Ani Castillo

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: SparkAuthor: Ani CastilloPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: March 21, 2021ISBN: 9780316424653 Synopsis from Goodreads:Beginning with the birth of a baby, the story takes the reader on a journey through life, navigates the ups and downs, and culminates in aContinue reading “Book Review: Spark by Ani Castillo”

Book Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Title: The Glass HotelAuthor: Emily St. John MandelPublisher: HarperCollins PublishersPublication Date: March 24, 2020ISBN: 9781443455732 Synopsis from Goodreads:Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s theContinue reading “Book Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel”

Book Review: If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: If I Can’t Have YouAuthor: Charlotte LevinPublisher: Pan MacMillanPublication Date: July 9, 2020ISBN: 9781529032390 Synopsis from Goodreads:Samuel, the day we met I knew I’d finally found what I’ve been waiting for. You. Happiness, at last. Then you left me. And now IContinue reading “Book Review: If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin”

Book Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Never Tilting WorldAuthor: Rin ChupecoPublisher: HarperTeenPublication Date: October 15, 2019ISBN: 9780062821799 Synopsis from Goodreads:Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceasedContinue reading “Book Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco”

Book Review: Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Each of Us a DesertAuthor: Mark OshiroPublisher: Tor TeenPublication Date: September 15, 2020ISBN: 9781250169211 Synopsis from Goodreads:Xochital is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above andContinue reading “Book Review: Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro”


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