Book Review: All of Us Villians by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Title: All of Us VilliansAuthor: Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn HermanPublisher: Tor TeenPage Count: 400Publication Date: 2021Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ, Magic, ParanormalGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.95)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4) The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. The Tournament begins. Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the … Continue reading Book Review: All of Us Villians by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Book Review: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

Title: The Wolf and the WoodsmanAuthor: Ava ReidPublisher: Del Rey Page Count: 448Publication Date: 2021Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling, Mythology/folklore, Romance, MagicGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.60)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4) In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power, making her an outcast clearly abandoned by the gods. The villagers blame her … Continue reading Book Review: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Title: The Priory of the Orange TreeAuthor: Samantha ShannonPublisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Page Count: 848Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Romance, Dragons, LGBTQ, MagicGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.23)My Rating: ★★★★★ (5) A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand … Continue reading Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Title: Salt to the SeaAuthor: Ruta SepetysPublisher: Philomel BooksPage Count: 391Publication Date: 2016Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, WWII, Romance, War, Young AdultGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.35)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea … Continue reading Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

December 2020 Reading Challenge: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Title:  The Fault in our Stars Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Books Page Count: 313 Publication Date: 2012 Category/Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Coming of Age Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.20) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final … Continue reading December 2020 Reading Challenge: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Book Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Title: The Museum of Extraordinary Things Author: Alice HoffmanPublisher: ScribnerPage Count: 368Publication Date: 2014Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.74)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.8) Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional … Continue reading Book Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Title:  A Long Petal of the Sea Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Ballantine Books Page Count: 336 Publication Date: 2020 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural, Hispanic, War, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of … Continue reading August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Title:  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers Page Count: 359 Publication Date: 2012 Category/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, LGBT, Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.34) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Book Club March 2020: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Collins Classics Page Count: 251 Publication Date: 1817 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.82) Jane Austen’s first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during … Continue reading Book Club March 2020: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen