But Not Forever – Review

"The six of us stood before the mansion, dazed by what we had stumbled on, out of breath after chasing each other around the dark, tangled forest." Sonnet McKay, home on vacation from life abroad, finds herself in the woods with her family and friends. After an afternoon of exploring, they stumble on an abandoned [...]

June Wrap-Up

And just like that, the year is halfway over!!! June was an interesting month. I went to BookCon with @bookloverscoffee and had THE TIME OF MY LIFE!!! I should piece together a post about that, now that I think about it. 🤔 But I haven't yet, because things sort of fell apart when I got home. [...]

Sweet Black Waves – Review

"Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too--a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn't keep it carefully controlled." Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen has been guided by two things: devotion to [...]

When The Beat Drops – Review

"This beat is everywhere, percussion lines woven together in colorful tonal textile before unraveling just enough to keep the crowd on their toes, hints of distorted cello and bright, pure vibra-phone darting in and out of the beats like playful fireflies." Mira has always heard the music in the world. Where the world hears noise, [...]

Who Are You, Trudy Herman – Review

"Yet, if we trace back far enough, aren't we all related -- all deserving of equal justice?" Trudy Herman was a normal American girl when the War hit. Her parents came from Germany, but she was born and raised in America. She couldn't imagine her home turning against her. But, in 1943, Trudy and her [...]

May Wrap-Up

How are we in June ALREADY?! It feels like I was in February like three days ago. This entire month felt like it flew by, and once again, I felt like I didn't get a lot read. Somehow I ended up reading 14, so not as slow as I thought. Who knew?! 72/125 - Goodreads [...]

The Winter Sisters – Review

Before I start with this review, I will warn readers that there is content about sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence. It isn't overtly graphic, but the descriptions do not shy away from the terrible and traumatic reality these events cause. It is a highly emotional book. "But what was gone? Gone was not buried. [...]

Our Little Secret – Review

"The police want to know if I'm in love with him, and they ask it like it's the simplest explanation rather than the most complicated." First love is intoxicating. Exhilarating. It's passionate, consuming, all-encompassing. We never forget our first loves. But what happens they won't forget you? Angela was friends with HP before she loved [...]

The Elizas – Review

"A different person might have let this go. You could say I chase strife and welcome complication." Eliza Fontaine is no stranger to drama. She's always had a flair for the melodramatic. But her most extreme acts were caused by a brain tumor. Resulting in extreme paranoia and multiple drowning attempts. After a life saving [...]

March Wrap Up

What is it they say about March? In like a lion, out like a lamb? Well, that certainly was the case in Las Vegas anyway. Cold weather and winds gave way to warmer weather and Spring, or the ten minutes we get here in the desert, appears to finally be here. 42/125 - Goodreads Challenge [...]