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Book Review: Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Title: SpareAuthor: Prince Harry, Duke of SussexPublisher: Random House of CanadaPublication Date: January 10, 2023ISBN: 9781039003750 Synopsis:Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness—and, because he blamed the press for…

Book Review: Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park

*I received a digital ARC on NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra KimAuthor: Patricia ParkPublisher: Crown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: February 21, 2023ISBN: 9780593563373 Synopsis:Alejandra Kim doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere. At her wealthy Manhattan high school, her súper Spanish name and…

Book Review: When You Wish Upon A Lantern by Gloria Chao

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: When You Wish Upon A LanternAuthor: Gloria ChaoPublisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: February 14, 2023ISBN: 9780593464359 Synopsis:Liya and Kai had been best friends since they were little kids, but all that changed when a humiliating incident sparked The Biggest Misunderstanding…

Book Review: Chloe and the Kaishao Boys by Mae Coyiuto

*I received an e-galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Chloe and the Kaishao BoysAuthor: Mae CoyiutoPublisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: March 7, 2023ISBN: 9780593461631 Synopsis:Chloe knows what it takes to be the perfect Liang daughter—stay in Manila, study business management, and join the family company. But when…

Book Review: A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: A Dreadful SplendorAuthor: B. R. MyersPublisher: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublication Date: August 2022ISBN: 9780063209831 Synopsis: London, 1852. Genevieve Timmons has made her living posing as a spiritualist to swindle wealthy believers, until one misstep lands her in a jail cell…

Book Review: The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Summer of Bitter and SweetAuthor: Jen FergusonPublisher: Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins PublishersPublication Date: May 10, 2022ISBN: 978-63086180 Synopsis: Lou has enough confusion in front of her this summer. She’ll be working in her family’s ice-cream shack with her newly ex-boyfriend—whose…

Book Review: The Broken Places by Frances Peck

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Broken PlacesAuthor: Frances PeckPublisher: NeWest PressPublication Date: April 2022ISBN: 9781774390450 ——— Synopsis:Vancouver. A day like any other. Kyle, a successful cosmetic surgeon, is punishing himself with a sprint up a mountain. Charlotte, wife of a tech tycoon, is combing the farm…

Book Review: Tracking the Caribou Queen by Margaret Macpherson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tracking the Caribou QueenAuthor: Margaret MacphersonPublisher: NeWest PressPublication Date: October 15, 2022ISBN: 9781774390610 ——- Synopsis:In this challenging memoir about her formative years in Yellowknife in the ’60s and ’70s, author Margaret Macpherson lays bare her own white privilege, her multitude of unexamined…

Book Review: Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Good CompanyAuthor: Cynthia D’Aprix SweeneyPublisher: CCCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 9780062876003 Synopsis:Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best…

Book Review: There are Wolves Here Too by Niall Howell

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: There Are Wolves Here TooAuthor: Niall HowellPublisher: Newest PressPublication Date: September 1, 2022ISBN: 9781774390597 Synopsis: It’s 1997, and Robin and his two best friends, Steph and Dylan, are ready to dive into their first summer as teenagers. But when Catherine, a classmate’s…

Book Review: Mr Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Mr Perfect on PaperAuthor: Jean MeltzePublisher: Mira (HarperCollins)Publication Date: August 9, 2022ISBN: 9780778386162 Synopsis: As the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating app J-Mate, matchmaker Dara Rabinowitz knows the formula for lasting love—at least, for everyone else. When it comes…

Book Review: The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Title: The ReturnAuthor: Nicholas SparksPublisher: Grand Central PublishingPublication Date: September 29, 2020ISBN: 9781538728574 Synopsis:Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he’d inherited from his grandfather seemed as good…

Book Review: Brown is Warm, Black is Bright by Sarah L. Thompson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Brown is Warm, Black is BrightAuthor: Sarah L. Thompson Illustrator: Keith MallettPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: August 20, 2022ISBN: 9780316424196 Synopsis: Have you ever paused to wonder about the power and beauty of brown and black? Brown is strong…

Book Review: Moose’s Roof by Jennifer Maruno

Title: Moose’s RoofAuthor: Jennifer MarunoIllustrator: Laurel KeatingPublisher: Breakwater BooksPublication Date: March 2017ISBN: 9781771031004 Synopsis: Until he discovered a park pavilion, Moose never knew life beneath a roof. His friends Beaver, Bear and Squirrel, however, all seemed to be roof experts. Moose decides to put his antlers to good use. With his friends’ help, he soon…

Book Review: This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: This Vicious Grace Author: Emily ThiedePublisher: Wednesday BooksPublication Date: June 28, 2022ISBN: 9781250794055 Synopsis:Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches. Now, with only weeks left until a…

Book Reivew: The Tales of Dwipa by Prajwala Dixit

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title The Tales of Dwipa Author: Prajwala DixitPublisher: Breakwater BooksPublication Date: April 8, 2022ISBN: 9781550819274 Synopsis:Through a framework of traditional tales, fantastic creatures struggle with issues of marginalization, opening discussion for parents and children in an accessible form. The Tales Of Dwipa is…

Book Review: A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy I. Lin

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: A Venom Dark and SweetAuthor: Judy I. LinPublisher: Feiwel & FriendsPublication Date: August 23, 2022ISBN: 9781250767103 Synopsis:A great evil has come to the kingdom of Dàxi. The Banished Prince has returned to seize power, his rise to the dragon throne aided by…

Blame it on the Brontës by Annie Sereno

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*Title: Blame it on the BrontësAuthor: Annie SerenoPublisher: Forever, Hachette Book GroupPublication Date: May 3, 2022ISBN: 978-1-5387-2143-8 Synopsis: English professor Athena Murphy is an authority on the novels of the Brontë. To save her job, Athena decides to write a biography of C.L.…

Book Review: As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: As Seen on TVAuthor: Meredith SchorrPublisher: Forever, Hachette Book GroupPublication Date: July 7, 2022ISBN: 9781538754764 Synopsis:Emerging journalist Adina Gellar is done with dating in New York City. If she’s learned anything from made-for-TV romance movies, it’s that she’ll find love in a…

Book Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: A Magic Steeped in Poison Author: Judy I. LinPublisher: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of MacMillan Publishing GroupPublication Date: March 29, 2022ISBN: 9781250767080 Synopsis: For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She…

Book Review: Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Throwaway DaughterAuthor: Ting-Xing YePublisher: TundraPublication Date: May 03, 2022ISBN: 9781774880340 Synopsis:Throwaway Daughter tells the story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, whose biggest concern is how to distill her adoption from China into the neat blanks of her personal history assignment. Aside from the…

Book Review: Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Love & Other Great ExpectationsAuthor: Becky DeanPublisher: Penguin Random HousePublication Date: June 14, 2022ISBN: 9780593429426 Synopsis:Britt Hanson has always preferred scoring goals on the soccer field to analyzing dusty old books. But when an injury ends her dream to play in college,…

Book Review: If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It by Lil Miss Hot Mess

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: If You’re A Drag Queen and You Know ItAuthor: Lil Miss Hot MessPublisher: Running Press KidsPublication Date: May 27, 2022ISBN: 9780762475322 Synopsis:If you’re a drag queen and you know it, let it show by winking, shaking your bum, laughing real big, twirling…

Book Review: I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: I Guess I Live Here NowAuthor: Claire AhnPublisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: May 24, 2022ISBN: 9780593403198 Synopsis: Melody always wanted to get to know the Korean side of her Korean American heritage better, but not quite like this. Thanks to…

Book Review: The Noh Family by Grace K Shim

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Noh FamilyAuthor: Grace K. ShimPublisher: Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random HousePublication Date: May 03, 2022ISBN: 9780593462737 Synopsis:When her friends gift her a 23-and-Me test as a gag, high school senior Chloe Chang doesn’t think much of trying it out. She…


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