Review | Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson will stick with you. It's poignant, well written, and engaging. This book was nothing that I expected but something that may hit home. This book deals with some extremely serious events, so be warned and ready to have that discussion with your child if/when they pick this book up.

Review | A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden

Title: A Touch of DeathAuthor: Rebecca CrundenSeries: The Outlands Pentalogy, Book 1Genre: Science FictionPublisher: Self PublishedPublication: 2/23/2017Read: February 2020Format: DigitalPages: 268Rating: 4 Caffeinated StarsTrigger Warnings: Graphic gore, death, suicidal thoughts, torture Rating: 4 Caffeinated Stars Goodreads Summary: Cover from Goodreads.com A thousand years in the future, the last of humanity live inside the walls of... Continue Reading →

Review | The Bear by Andrew Krivak

It's been a few days since I finished this book, and I still don't know quite how I feel about it. I picked this up as part of Libro.FM's influencer program, and I was immediately drawn to the cover. Seriously, look at how pretty the cover is. I also enjoy post-apocalyptic reads. I figured I would give this book a chance. I think it's important to state that this book was not character-driven. You never even know the character's name. You only know them as The Girl, The Man, and The Bear. I am such a character-driven reader that this honestly threw me off.

Review | Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

As many of you know, I LOVED Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, so I was incredibly honored that Sourcebooks Fire sent me a physical copy of Belle Révolte! This book looked like everything I could want. I love fantasy & the blurb sounded terrific! Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to the hype I built in my head. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it, but it wasn't nearly as amazing as I hoped it would be.

Review | Into The Woods by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim

I've owned the play transcription of Into The Woods for about five years now, but I never seemed to find the time to read it. This was one of the three picks I pulled out of my TBR jar for the Clearing The Hoard Bookwyrm Challenge I created. I couldn't pick what book, but this book was mentioned in David Levithan's newest book, 19 Love Songs, so my choice was easy to make.

Review | A Violet Fire

The plot was exciting and something a bit different with various borrowed elements as well. I could see a little bit of the many Young Adult dystopian novels in the book, so I was impressed that Kelsey Quick was able to write something refreshing.

Review | The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Yetu was a fascinating main character, and I couldn't help but cry for her throughout the book. I loved the journey she takes, and I was on the edge of my seat while reading this book.

Review | Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young

Title: OutmatchedAuthor: Kristen Callihan & Samantha YoungGenre: RomancePublication: 11/19/2019Read: November 2019Format: DigitalPages: 334Rating: 4 Caffeinated StarsTrigger Warnings: Misogyny Goodreads Summary: What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek? Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering... Continue Reading →

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