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”

The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino (2021) Snapshot

1 is too lonely, 2 is perfect, three is overkill Tess would love nothing more than to be left alone to practice her cello and make sure her sister is happy. But Tess’s summer is anything but what she wants – stuck at her boarding school’s library and a local pub, she is constantly annoyedContinue reading “The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino (2021) Snapshot”

Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen (2021) Snapshot

Let sleeping killers lie Detective Annalisa Vega #1 At the center of this story, we have the Lovelorn Killer – who, twenty years ago, murdered seven women by ritually binding them and leaving them for dead and then sending gruesome love letters to them in the local papers. After killing his seventh victim, he goesContinue reading “Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen (2021) Snapshot”

Bones of Hilo by Eric Redman (2021) Snapshot

Trouble in paradise When Ralph Fortunato, an unpopular and controversial Mainland developer, is murdered with an ancient Hawaiian spear driven in a golf course, new detective Kawika Wong finds his chance to prove himself.  I read Bones of Hilo as an audiobook produced by Dreamscape Media and narrated by Kurt Kanazawa. His narration was terrific.Continue reading “Bones of Hilo by Eric Redman (2021) Snapshot”

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (2021) Review

Sapphic love & ghosts. Need I say more? Why I picked up the book:  We follow Logan and her dads, TV ghost hunters Brandon and Alejo, as they arrive in the couple’s hometown of Snakebite. They soon realize that there’s something wrong going on as teenagers mysteriously disappear, some even turning up dead. Then weContinue reading “The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (2021) Review”

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones (2021) Snapshot

One ring to ruin them all We follow Ali, her fiancee Will and 4 of his oldest friends Rachel, Jack, Paige, and Noah, as they attend Ali and Will’s destination wedding in Portugal. Throughout the weekend, secrets will surface and threaten marriages and friendships. At the end of the trip, all of their lives willContinue reading “The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones (2021) Snapshot”

Fear Street Relaunch Sampler R. L. Stine (2015-2017) Snapshot

Careful who you befriend Book #3 The Lost Girl was my first Fear Street book, and man, am I hooked! I didn’t grow up reading R.L. Stine, but my son loves Goosebumps and is now starting to read the Fear Street series. Reading these books is something we both do together and, in my opinion,Continue reading “Fear Street Relaunch Sampler R. L. Stine (2015-2017) Snapshot”