Heroine by Mindy McGinnis | a YA contemporary about addiction

I added Heroine to my TBR because I thought it would be right up my alley: I love hard-hitting contemporaries, and one about a girl who becomes addicted to Oxy and heroin sure doesn’t sound like an easy read. That said, this book hasn’t received a lot of hype from my Goodreads friends, so I … More Heroine by Mindy McGinnis | a YA contemporary about addiction

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Daisy Jones and The Six | As amazing as Evelyn Hugo?

I absolutely wasn’t going to compare Taylor Jenkins Reid’s new novel Daisy Jones and the Six to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, one of my favourite reads of last year. That said, I know my fellow readers are probably wondering whether this novel is just as good. Keep reading for my honest and spoiler-free … More Daisy Jones and The Six | As amazing as Evelyn Hugo?

A Very Large Expanse of Sea | a great YA contemporary romance!

Hello my fellow book lovers! Last month I read A Very Large Expanse of Sea on audiobook and I’m finally sharing my thoughts with you today! Despite not being a fan of Mafi’s Shatter Me trilogy, this novel was one of my most anticipated releases of last year. Did it live up to the hype? … More A Very Large Expanse of Sea | a great YA contemporary romance!

book review: A Heart in a Body in the World | gorgeous YA contemporary!

Hello my fellow book lovers! Remember when I used to write my reviews right after finishing a book? I miss those days 😦 I’ve been a terrible book blogger in 2019 and had to force myself to read an audiobook instead of starting another podcast. I picked up a Heart in a Body in the … More book review: A Heart in a Body in the World | gorgeous YA contemporary!

book review: My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite read in January 2019 format: audiobook rating: 3.75 stars This is a spoiler-free review! Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede’s … More book review: My Sister, the Serial Killer

book review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand read in January 2019 format: audiobook rating: 3.5 stars This is a spoiler-free review! Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but … More book review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

mini-reviews: Milk and Honey, Since You’ve Been Gone, Pride and more!

Hello my fellow book lovers! I usually write reviews shortly after finishing a book, but especially when I didn’t take that many notes or towards the end of the month when I have so many other posts to write, I tend to postpone writing them. That’s why I’ll be briefly reviewing a bunch of books … More mini-reviews: Milk and Honey, Since You’ve Been Gone, Pride and more!

book review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | mixed feelings

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, book one) by Tomi Adeyemi read in November 2018 format: paperback/audiobook rating: ★★★✩✩ This is a spoiler-free review! Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night … More book review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | mixed feelings

book review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent | final 5 star predictions read!

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent read in November 2018 format: e-book rating: ★★★★★ This is a spoiler-free review! Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the … More book review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent | final 5 star predictions read!