Adult, ARC review, book review

Faker by Sarah Smith (ARC Review)

Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she’s tough as nails–the complete opposite of her easy-going real self. One thing she doesn’t have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie’s friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can’t stop staring at his Thor-like biceps…… Read More Faker by Sarah Smith (ARC Review)

Adult, book review

Well Met by Jen DeLuca (Review)

All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca. Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?… Read More Well Met by Jen DeLuca (Review)

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The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking (Review)

Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace and some days we remember forever. Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe… Read More The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking (Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Frankly in Love by David Yoon (ARC Review)

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong? Frank Li has two names. There’s Frank Li, his American name. Then there’s Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California. Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl–which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white… Read More Frankly in Love by David Yoon (ARC Review)

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Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson (ARC Review)

Weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein; but have you heard of Margaret Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier? Have you read the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era?… Read More Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson (ARC Review)

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Waiting on Wednesday #18: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson

Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday! This week, for Waiting on Wednesday, I’m featuring a nonfiction book that I’m very excited about! Those of you following me for longer will know how much I love horror. And since I love Mary Shelley, Daphne du Maurier, and (more recently because of the Netflix original TV adaptation of The… Read More Waiting on Wednesday #18: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson

book review, young adult

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (Review)

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job… Read More Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (Review)

Adult, book review

Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine’s latest betrayal, October “Toby” Daye’s fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can’t sleep, Sylvester doesn’t want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest.… Read More Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire (Review)

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (ARC Review)

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.… Read More With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (ARC Review)

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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (ARC Review)

Kat Cho’s debut, Wicked Fox, was one of my most-anticipated releases of this year! I’ve actually been following along with the book’s journey on Twitter since last year and still remember when it was titled Gumiho instead of Wicked Fox! For those of you who don’t know, I am very very into kdramas (Korean dramas) and have posted about them on this blog even (although not in a while). You can find my kdrama rambles here, but back to Wicked Fox…I was very very excited for this book, and now that I’ve read it, definitely have some thoughts to share with you guys… Read More Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (ARC Review)