Tuesdays With Jena: Meet Krizelle!

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! I'm taking a quick break from my Royal Wedding Obsession, to introduce you to my friend, and future co-ruler of the world, Krizelle!!! She's known in her Inner Circle as @cakefacereader over on the top secret world domination platform where we met. Some of you may know it as Instagram. [...]

The Great Alone – Review

** This review (and the book) will contain possible triggers regarding domestic abuse and violence ** "It's like his back is broken, Mama had said, and you don't stop loving a person when they're hurt. You get stronger so they can lean on you. He needs me. Us." So we meet the Allbright family. Ernt [...]

Gridley Girls – Review

"Once upon a time there was a diary." Gridley Girls is a debut novel that reads part memoir, part fiction. The story is based on true events. Even though we get a look at a few aspects of the truth, we don't know all of the truth versus the fiction. And because it's based on [...]

I Like You Like This – Review I also

"Hannah always tried her best to hold it together. Tears only made it worse. Eventually she'd gotten used to the tormenting and pretended to be in on the joke." Hannah Zandana lives a bleak life. She faces unrelenting bullying at home and at school, and only wants to find a place where she belongs. This [...]

Perfectly Undone – Review

"Dad always told me, "People should never forget where they come from," as if it's possible to erase it from memory. Maybe if I could forget my past, I'd finally get a hold on my future." Dr. Dylan Michels has it all. A fantastic job doing what she loves, the chance to further her career [...]

A Dangerous Year – Review

"Grades aren't always good enough," he said. "Right now, the only extracurriculars you can list on a college application are street fighting and instigating international incidents." It is with this sentence that Riley Collins finds herself heading away from her life as a diplomats daughter and into the illustrious halls of Harrington Academy. She wonders [...]

The Outskirts of Hope – Review

"During the height of the civil rights movement, my family moved to a small, all-black town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, where my father opened a clinic and mother Aura Kruger, taught English at the local high school." This book is a memoir, written by the youngest daughter Jo, but mainly told through [...]

The Cottingley Secret – Review

"The soul of the fairy is its evanescence. Its charm is the eternal doubt, rose-tinted with the shadow of a hope. But the thrill is all in ourselves." The Cottingley Secret is part historical novel, part contemporary novel, where the two stories intersect and meet together in the end. In 1917, two girls brought together [...]

Among The Survivors – Review

"In the midst of a feminist revolution, Karla is an island of uncertainty." Among The Survivors is a beautiful journey into self-discovery. Karla Most has been raised by her very paranoid, possibly delusional but very single mother. She has been dressed in black since she was a baby, (even her diapers according to motherly lore), [...]