5 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Mystery / Thrillers, Romance Novels

Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is a masterclass in riveting imagery, suspenseful scenes, and fascinatingly unreliable characters. I wasn't sure what to expect when reading Rebecca. This novel was a required read for one of my English Literature courses this semester, and I'd admittedly never heard of it before. I had no idea what awaited in these pages, and even if I did, I'm not sure that it would've prepared me for the experience of reading this text. I'm happy to add another book to my list of five star reads.

Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Emma seems to have the perfect life. She marries her high school sweetheart Jesse, travels the world with him, and settles far away from her hometown. But Emma's world is turned upside down when, on their first wedding anniversary, Jesse's helicopter goes missing over the pacific. Emma has to learn to build a life without

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Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Bee Königswasser is a badass neuroscientist with a secret viral Twitter account, @What Would Marie Curie Do, that gives advice to women in STEM fields who have to deal with the trials and pressures of navigating a male-dominated field. Bee encounters her greatest professional and personal challenge yet when she is offered the job to co-lead the project of a lifetime at NASA. There's just one problem. She'll have to lead with her grad school nemesis, Levi Ward.

Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Review: If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Laurie's life is turned upside down when her long term boyfriend ends their relationship. Laurie knows this is going to be hot gossip in her office, considering the pair was a staple 'workplace couple' at their firm. Matters are only made worse when Laure learns that her ex got another woman pregnant. Looking to save face, Laurie strikes up a deal with the resident office player and bad boy. Jamie needs to be in a stable relationship to show the partners of the firm that he's mature enough for a big promotion.

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Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

January Andrews is a romance writer who has always believed in love. But after the death of her father, everything changes when she is given the key to his secret beach house that he shared with another woman during his marriage. A grieving January heads to this "lovenest"for the summer with hopes of using the time to pen her next novel and clear out the house.

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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.

Book Reviews, Romance Novels

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).

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Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I was searching for a book that would surprise me. I've been reading a lot of romance lately, and a lot of those books tend to hit the same notes. And then The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was sitting on the front table of my local bookstore and I thought, why not? I knew nothing about this book except that it is popular on #BookTok. I love old Hollywood stories, so I gave it a shot.