The List by Carys Jones (2021) Review

What would you do if you found a list with your name on it? Why I picked up the book: Beth Belmont is on her daily run when she finds something different in a route she knows as the palm of her hand: the corner of a paper at the base of a tree. CuriosityContinue reading “The List by Carys Jones (2021) Review”

Children Literature: A Bear for Bimi by Jane Breskin Zalben (2021) Review

Kindness generates kindness Bimi and his family immigrate to The United States as refugees and move into a neighbourhood where not everyone is welcoming. Evie and her parents live in the same neighbourhood and try to make the new residents feel included. Evie gifts Bimi her teddy bear as a symbol of friendship, and theContinue reading “Children Literature: A Bear for Bimi by Jane Breskin Zalben (2021) Review”

The Chateau by Catherine Cooper (2021) Snapshot

You can run but you can’t hide Aura and Nick needed a fresh start. With their marriage on the rocks following a scandal, they moved to France to offer their children a better life and give their marriage a chance. They thought they were moving to paradise, but sometimes your past follows you, and someoneContinue reading “The Chateau by Catherine Cooper (2021) Snapshot”

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price (2021) Review

Lizzie is a breath of fresh air Jane Austen Murder Mystery #1 Why I picked up the book: Pride and Premeditation is a mystery YA debut novel. In it, we follow Lizzie Bennet, a 16-year-old law fanatic and feminist extraordinaire who doesn’t accept women only being allowed in court as witnesses and wants to paveContinue reading “Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price (2021) Review”

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (2021) Review

Sisterhood of the travelling jar Why I picked up the book: The Lost Apothecary follows three heroines in two timelines as their lives are woven together by a secret apothecary and what it represents – an underground network of women who use Nella’s potions to exact revenge on the men who wronged them. It’s aContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (2021) Review”

Later by Stephen King (2021) Snapshot

Ghosts don’t lie We meet James, a single mother’s child who has the unnatural ability to see ghosts as they died and spirits don’t lie. His mother is aware of his power and urges him to keep it a secret. But when it can benefit her, she has no problems killing his innocence by usingContinue reading “Later by Stephen King (2021) Snapshot”

Children Literature: He’s My Mom! by Sarah Savage (2021) Review

Beautiful story about a boy and his mom, David! Why I picked up the book: He’s My Mom! Is a child’s book that introduces trans identities, transitioning, pronouns and misgendering concepts in an age-appropriate way. The book through my criteria lens: I felt that Sarah Savage did a wonderful job creating a book about transContinue reading “Children Literature: He’s My Mom! by Sarah Savage (2021) Review”

His & Hers by Alice Feeney (2020) Snapshot

There is always more than one side to the truth Just like the adage says, there are always two sides to any story, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Alice Feeney tells the story through Jack’s and Anna’s POVs. Anna is a BBC news reporter who reluctantly covers the suspicious murder of aContinue reading “His & Hers by Alice Feeney (2020) Snapshot”

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing (2021) Review

There’s no excellence without sacrifice Why I picked up the book: Teddy Crutcher is Belmont Academy’s teacher of the year. His wife couldn’t be prouder, or so he says, as no one has seen or heard from her in a while.  Focused and driven to keep the school’s reputation by pushing the students to achieveContinue reading “For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing (2021) Review”

The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams (2021) Snapshot

Recipe for revenge Ivy Hill hides a dark secret, and she waited over a decade to exact revenge on the woman who destroyed her life. The time is right, and she is now on a mission to infiltrate Lola’s elite circle. Earn her trust and make her pay for what she has done.  I readContinue reading “The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams (2021) Snapshot”