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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 farmContinue reading “Book Review: The Broken Places by Frances Peck”

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 unexaminedContinue reading “Book Review: Tracking the Caribou Queen by Margaret Macpherson”

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 bestContinue reading “Book Review: Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney”

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’sContinue reading “Book Review: There are Wolves Here Too by Niall Howell”

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 comesContinue reading “Book Review: Mr Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer”

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 goodContinue reading “Book Review: The Return by Nicholas Sparks”

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 strongContinue reading “Book Review: Brown is Warm, Black is Bright by Sarah L. Thompson”

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 soonContinue reading “Book Review: Moose’s Roof by Jennifer Maruno”

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 aContinue reading “Book Review: This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede”

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 isContinue reading “Book Reivew: The Tales of Dwipa by Prajwala Dixit”

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 byContinue reading “Book Review: A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy I. Lin”

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.Continue reading “Blame it on the Brontës by Annie Sereno”

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 aContinue reading “Book Review: As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr”

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. SheContinue reading “Book Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin”

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 theContinue reading “Book Review: Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye”

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,Continue reading “Book Review: Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean”

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, twirlingContinue reading “Book Review: If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It by Lil Miss Hot Mess”

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 toContinue reading “Book Review: I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn”

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. SheContinue reading “Book Review: The Noh Family by Grace K Shim”

Book Review: Veil by Dylan Farrow

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: VeilAuthor: Dylan FarrowPublisher: Wednesday BooksPublication Date: April 26, 2022ISBN: 9781250235947 Synopsis:Shae’s entire world has been turned upside down, and everything she’s ever believed is a lie. More determined than ever, she sets out to the mysterious land of Gondal—a place forbidden toContinue reading “Book Review: Veil by Dylan Farrow”

Book Review: Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tokyo DreamingAuthor: Emiko JeanPublisher: Flatiron BooksPublication Date: May 2022ISBN: 9781250766632 Synopsis:In this sequel to Tokyo Ever After, Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true. Only…Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citingContinue reading “Book Review: Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean”

Book Review: Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Wild and Wicked ThingsAuthor: Francesca MayPublisher: RedhookPublication Date: March 29, 2022ISBN: 9780316287395 Synopsis: On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s onlyContinue reading “Book Review: Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May”

Book Review: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Lost Girls of Camp ForevermoreAuthor: Kim FuPublisher: HarperCollinsPublication Date: February 13, 2018ISBN: 9781443453592 Synopsis:A group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets and campContinue reading “Book Review: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu”

Book Review: Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Where the Roads Lead UsAuthor: Robin ReulPublisher: Sourcebooks FirePublication Date: April 6, 2021ISBN: 9781492635253 Synopsis:Jack is on the verge of leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in theContinue reading “Book Review: Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul”

Book Review: Generation A by Douglas Coupland

Title: Generation AAuthor: Douglas CouplandPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: September 2009ISBN: 9780307357724 ———- Synopsis:Generation A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people all around the world— in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka—are all stung. Their shared experience unites them inContinue reading “Book Review: Generation A by Douglas Coupland”


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