The Midnights – Review

"Even as time passed, as my fingertips hardened into calluses, as I slipped into those awkward early teenage years, my father's studio remained the sole place where I felt the most extraordinary, and most alive." Susannah Hayes wants to follow in her musician father's footsteps more than anything. She writes song lyrics in her spare [...]

A Short History of the Girl Next Door – Review

"I am completely in love with my best friend from childhood, she has absolutely no idea, and now she's interested in older, more popular guys. This sounds like a bad movie already." A Short History of the Girl Next Door starts with Matt Wainwright catching us up on his lifelong friendship with Tabby, the girl [...]

Learning To Fall – Review

"As if conjuring my dream, the earth shook." The opening line of Learning To Fall reads as an omen. The earth shook and then Brynn's world shook, leaving her to desperately try to hold on to everything she has ever known and loved. Learning To Fall is a stunning debut novel that sweeps you into [...]

The Bad Dream Notebook – Review

"That's what Americans are supposed to do. There's no excuse for hanging on to negative emotions in this country." The Bad Dream Notebook is a novel about grief, loss, addiction and recovery. Erica Mason just lost her husband. Her daughter Mona just lost her dad. Chronic back pain turned out to be terminal cancer. The [...]

The Reminders – Review

"That's how it is with people's brains. There's only enough room for the most important memories and the rest gets thrown away." Joan Lennon Sully is a ten year old girl, normal in every way except one. She was born with a rare ability to remember most days of her life. It isn't photographic memory [...]

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined – Review

"This whole trip could have been set up to prove it to me once and for all. Life isn't fair, and anything is possible." Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined is a stunning book. It so fully captures the heartbreaking nature of living. The depth and warmth and aching beauty of this book will stay with [...]

Girl On Point – Review

"This is a whole new level of hate. This is a Super Bowl stadium full of hate. This is homicidal hate." Alex is a High School Senior. She plays basketball for her school and loves sharing the team with her younger sister Jenny. She has a boyfriend, friends, and while her mother is a bit [...]