Review| Celeste by I.N.J Culbard

Title: Celeste Author: INJ Culbard Publisher: Self Made Hero Rating:  Source: Library Copy Synopsis:  In Los Angeles, Ray is sitting in gridlock when he receives a call from an LAPD officer with news about his wife. Fearing the worst, he listens intently—but suddenly the caller and everyone else around him disappears. In London, the moment … Continue reading Review| Celeste by I.N.J Culbard

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Review| Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Title: Hunted Author: Meagan Spooner Publisher: Harper Teen Rating:  Synopsis: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close … Continue reading Review| Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Mini Reviews

This Mini Review includes short reviews for the following books: Star of Deltora: Shadows of the Master by Emily Rodda The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Awaken: Sleeping Beauty Retold by Demelza Carlton Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan Title: Star of Deltora: Shadows of the Master Author: Emily Rodda Publisher: Scholastic Rating:  Synopsis: Britta … Continue reading Mini Reviews

My Lovely Frankie | Judith Clarke

Title: My Lovely Frankie Author: Judith Clarke Publisher: Allen & Unwin Published: July 17, 2017 Rating:  Synopsis: A masterful, moving story about a teenage boy caught between faith and love, by one of Australia's finest YA writers. 'Frankie believed in Heaven quite literally, as if it was another lovely world out past the stars. And … Continue reading My Lovely Frankie | Judith Clarke

A Wild Swan and Other Tales |Micheal Cunningham

Definitely not one your run of the mill retelling. Title: A Wild Swan Author: Micheal Cunningham Published: November 2015 Publisher: Fourth Estate Rating: Synopsis: In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away, the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder are … Continue reading A Wild Swan and Other Tales |Micheal Cunningham

Review| Echoes in Death by JD Robb

Title: Echoes in Death Author: JD Robb Publisher: Piatkus Genre: Adult Fiction, Crime Fiction and Romance Synopsis: As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action. Daphne Strazza … Continue reading Review| Echoes in Death by JD Robb

Review| Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Title: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Publisher: Penguin Pages: 320 Genre: Lgbt, Contemporary, Romance Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now … Continue reading Review| Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Review| Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: Howl’s Moving Castle Author: Diana Wynne Jones Publisher: Harper Collins Source: Paperback Synopsis: "How about making a bargain with me?" said the demon. "I'll break your spell if you agree to break this contact I'm under." In the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, Sophie Hatter attracts the … Continue reading Review| Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Review | Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Furthermore Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Penguin Books Source: Paperback copy Synopsis: There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler … Continue reading Review | Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Review | La Vie en Rose by Michaels

Title: La Vie en Rose (Life in Pink) Author: Lydia Michaels Source: e-Book ( Kindle Edition ) Synopsis: Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and—of course—falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. … Continue reading Review | La Vie en Rose by Michaels