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Book Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: ReverieAuthor: Ryan La SalaPublication Date: December 3, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireISBN: 9781492682660 Synopsis from Goodreads:All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why hisContinue reading “Book Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala”

Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The WagersAuthor: Sean MichaelsPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: September 2019ISBN: 9780735278110 Synopsis from Goodreads:Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mikes, he’s still waiting for his break. When two other loved-onesContinue reading “Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels”

Book Review: Faraway Things by David Eggers

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Faraway ThingsAuthor: David EggersIllustrator: Kelly MurphyPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: June 8, 2021ISBN: 9780316492195 Synopsis from Goodreads:Lucian’s father called them faraway things, those mysterious objects orphaned upon the windswept shore, their stories long lost in the shroud of ocean fog.Continue reading “Book Review: Faraway Things by David Eggers”

Book Review: hello (from here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: hello (from here)Authors: Chandler Baker and Wesley KingPublisher: DialPublication Date: September 7, 2021ISBN: 9780593326121 Synopsis from Goodreads:Maxine and Jonah meet in the canned goods aisle just as California is going into lockdown. Max’s part-time job as a personal grocery shopper is aboutContinue reading “Book Review: hello (from here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King”

Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Down WorldAuthor: Rebecca PhelpsPublisher: Wattpad BooksPublication Date: March 30, 2021ISBN: 9781989365595 Synopsis from Goodreads:As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. As theContinue reading “Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps”

Book Review: Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua

*I received an ARC on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Sisters of the SnakeAuthors: Sasha and Sarena NanuaPublisher: HarperTeenPublication Date: June 15, 2021ISBN: 9780062985590 Synopsis from Goodreads:Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria is a street urchin, stealing just to keep herself alive. When theseContinue reading “Book Review: Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua”

Book Review: Song of the Forever Rains by E. J. Mellow

*I received a copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Song of the Forever RainsAuthor: E.J. MellowPublisher: MontlakePublication Date: July 1, 2021ISBN: 9781542026062 Synopsis from Goodreads:The Thief Kingdom is a place hidden within the world of Aadlior. Many whisper of its existence, but few have found this place, where magicContinue reading “Book Review: Song of the Forever Rains by E. J. Mellow”

Book Review: Darling, You Can’t Do Both by Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk

Title: Darling, You Can’t Do BothAuthors: Janet Kestin and Nancy VonkPublisher: HarperCollins CanadaPublication Date: June 3, 2014ISBN: 9781554685813 Synopsis from Goodreads:Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk have built their careers on unconventional creative thinking. As two of the leaders behind Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, they famously championed stripping away photoshopping, lighting and makeup to sellContinue reading “Book Review: Darling, You Can’t Do Both by Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk”

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”


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