monthly wrap-up

Monthly Wrap-Up (April 2019)

Welcome to my wrap-up post for April 2019! The past month went by quicker than I had expected it to! I’m loving work, and while I fell behind on my reading, I’m still ahead of my Goodreads reading challenge…somehow… But anyway, what were your favourite reads of April 2019? Let me know in the comments!

ARC review, book review, young adult

Internment by Samira Ahmed (ARC Review)

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards… Read More Internment by Samira Ahmed (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (ARC Review)

Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her… Read More Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, nonfiction

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ARC Review)

With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace… Read More Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ARC Review)

Adult, ARC review, book review

New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind (ARC Review)

Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car. Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician’s assistant. A cool job for some, but Bea’s been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She also maybe fantasizes about her boss’s adept hands and what else they can do… Read More New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (ARC Review)

I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Now I’m done hiding. My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur… Read More Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Squad by Mariah MacCarthy (ARC Review)

This darkly comic debut novel by an award-winning playwright is like Mean Girls meets Heathers with a splash of Bring it On. Jenna Watson is a cheerleader. But it’s not some Hollywood crap. Cheerleaders are not every guy’s fantasy; they are not the “popular girls” or the “mean girls” of Marsen High School. They’re too busy for that. They’re literally just some human females trying to live their lives and do a perfect toe touch. But that all changed after Raejean stopped talking to Jenna and started hanging out with Meghan Finnegan… Read More Squad by Mariah MacCarthy (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC Review)

A contemporary novel about two best friends who must make tough decisions about their futures–and the TV show they host–in their senior year of high school. Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six. But with the end of senior year quickly approaching… Read More Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC Review)

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The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Blog Tour: ARC Review)

Thank you so much to Penguin Random House Canada for selecting me to be a part of the The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena! When I heard about this book, I just knew that I had to read it! A) It’s CanLit, B) it’s diverse CanLit, and C) it’s set in the Toronto area (which is… Read More The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Blog Tour: ARC Review)