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: Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the ForcesAuthor: Kelly S. ThompsonPublisher: McClelland & StewartPublication Date: August 20, 2019ISBN: 9780771070952 Synopsis from Goodreads:At eighteen years old, Kelly Thompson enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite growing up in a military family —Continue reading “Book Review: Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson”

Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Title: How to Build a Girl Author: Caitlin Moran Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062335999 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time LadyContinue reading “Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran”

Review: Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady

*I received this copy from Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Emancipation Day Author: Wayne Grady Publisher: Anchor Canada Publication Date: paperback, November 2014 ISBN: 9780385677684 Synopsis from Goodreads: With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes theContinue reading “Review: Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady”

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Title: The Lost Girl  Author: Sangu Mandanna Published by: Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2 Wow. This is the word I choose to sum up Mandanna’s epic novel. It’s very rare that I’m so struck by a concept that is so shocking and morally-challenging, but so brilliant and complete. “EvaContinue reading “Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna”