I know that I am late to the game with Normal People. It is one of those books that I refused to buy because I knew somebody in my life could lend me a copy. On family vacation I finally had the chance to read it. The story really flew by.
Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones & the Six tells the story of 1970s rock band The Six and their breakup after their wildly popular album Aurora. The Six was on the rise, led by singer Billy Dunne, when the band crossed paths with Daisy Jones. Daisy came of age in LA, going out on the Sunset Strip and surrounded by a world of sex and drugs. But rock 'n' roll was where Daisy's heart and talents lived. When given the opportunity to collaborate with The Six for a song, Daisy seized the chance.
Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela
In Rabu, Automae rule the land. But it wasn't always that way. In the War of Kinds, these Made beings took power from their human overlords and made human beings the subservient ones.
Review: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue
Magic and mystery—some of what readers can expect in this coming of age story from author Caroline O'Donoghue. When Maeve discovers a pack of tarot cards in the basement of St. Bernadette's Catholic School, her popularity skyrockets. Every girl in the school is clamoring to receive one of Maeve's eerily accurate readings. Everyone except Lily, Maeve's ex-best friend. When Lily finally receives a reading, she draws a card that Maeve has never seen before. And the next day, Lily disappears without a trace.
Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu is Vampire Goodness
I’m always looking for texts with a proximity to Twilight that aren’t Twilight. It is why I have a long standing obsession with Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and rushed to the theater to gush over Kristen Stewart’s performance in Spencer (newsflash, she has always been talented, including in her Bella Swan days).
Review: Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain
Ten years ago, Adam Lattimer went missing and was presumed dead. A year later, his mother, Kathleen, died of a heart attack. The Lattimer family has always been fodder for gossip in the Irish town of Spanish Cove. No doubt the wealthiest family in town, all eyes have always been on the six Lattimer siblings as they grew up under the watch of their sweet mother Kathleen and cruel father Frazier. One missing, one an entertainment big-shot, one a Dublin hotel owner, one off to New York, one off to Europe, and one staying at home.
Blind Date with a Book Review!
As a newly serious romantic comedy fan, I recently made a trip to The Notting Hill Bookshop to find my next read. The small pile of paper wrapped titles labeled "Blind Date with a book" was absolutely irresistible. Here's the one I settled on...
Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Mystery! Lies! Girl detectives! A Good Girl's Guide to Murder has it all. Pippa Fitz-Amobi has an unconventional idea for her EPQ project. Five years ago, teenagers Andie Bell disappeared in the town of Little Kilton. Investigation opened, and suspicion turned to Andie's boyfriend, Sal Singh. But before any formal charge could be made, Sal committed suicide.
Review: The Rise of Skywalker (Star Wars Novelization) by Rae Carson
For those of you who don't know, May the Fourth is a day to celebrate Star Wars. And her at Julia's Bookshelves, Star Wars is a main priority. I love Star Wars stories with my whole heart (even when they infuriate me), and I'm excited to spend another year dissecting this media. Last year, I reviewed The Last Jedi novelization. Go check that out first!
Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Hazel and her brother Ben are no strangers to the world of faeries. In their town of Fairfold, locals know that the magic of the faeries in the woods is something you must know how to protect yourself from.