Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone – Book Review

Title: Above Us Only Sky Author: Michelle Young-Stone Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Blurb from Goodreads On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with heart-shaped wings pressed accordion-style against her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed, leaving only the ghost of them behind.  In 1980, Prudence’s mother takes her … Continue reading Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone – Book Review

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Book Review

Title: Night Owls Alternative Title: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Author: Jenn Bennett Genre/Themes: Young Adult, Romance, Family Dynamics Blurb from Goodreads Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an … Continue reading Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Book Review

Summer at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

Title: Summer at the Little Wedding Shop: Bunting and Bouquets Series: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #3 Author: Jane Linfoot Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Blurb from Goodreads When the owner of Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, offers Lily a job as their new wedding stylist, her first thought … Continue reading Summer at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

Title: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea: Cupcakes and Confetti Series: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #1 Author: Jane Linfoot Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Blurb from Goodreads Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But … Continue reading The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne – Book Review

Title: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? Author: Holly Bourne Genre/Themes: YA Contemporary, Mental Health, Residential Care Facility Blurb from Goodreads Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make … Continue reading Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne – Book Review

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – Book Review

Title: The Scorpio Races Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre/Themes: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy, Paranormal Blurb from Goodreads Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders … Continue reading The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – Book Review

Wonder Woman. Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – Book Review

Title: Wonder Woman. Warbringer Series: DC Icons #1 Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: YA Fantasy, Superheroes Blurb from Goodreads Daughter of immortals.Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon … Continue reading Wonder Woman. Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – Book Review

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

Title: The Island of Missing Trees (review copy) Author: Elif Shafak Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, War, Family Dynamics Blurb from Goodreads Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and … Continue reading The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

The Legacy of Lucy Hart by Emma Heatherington – Book Review

Title: The Legacy of Lucy Hart Author: Emma Heatherington Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary Drama, Emotional Drama, Organ Donation Blurb from Goodreads ‘Sometimes time is all we have with the people we love the most. I ask you to slow down in life. To take your time, but don’t waste it….’ Maggie O'Hara knows better than … Continue reading The Legacy of Lucy Hart by Emma Heatherington – Book Review

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Title: The Sun is Also a Star Author: Nicola Yoon Genre/Themes: Contemporary YA Romance, Family, Falling in Love, Immigration Blurb from Goodreads Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on … Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry – Book Review

Title: You and Me on Vacation (review copy) Alternative Title: People We Meet on Vacation Author: Emily Henry Genre/Themes: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Light Fiction, Friends to Lovers Blurb from Goodreads TWO FRIENDS TEN SUMMER TRIPS THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE 12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are … Continue reading You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry – Book Review

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Book Review

Title: The Hate U Give Series: The Hate U Give #1 Author: Angie Thomas Genre/Themes: YA Contemporary, USA, Black Lives Matter, Racism, Police Brutality, Unlawful Killings, High School Blurb from Goodreads "What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?" Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: … Continue reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Book Review