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

Book Reviews, Mystery / Thrillers

Review: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

College student Matt Pine is informed that nearly his entire family died from a gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. While the death was ruled accidental by Mexican officials, not everybody in the FBI is so sure of this. And to make make matters worse, the bodies of Matt's family will not be released unless Matt himself makes a trip to Mexico to retrieve his late family.

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.

#BookTok, 5 Star Reads, Book Reviews

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.

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).

5 Star Reads, Book Reviews

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.

#BookTok, Book Reviews, Romance Novels

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.

Book Adventures, Book Reviews

Semester Abroad: March Reflections

Last month I shared with you my February reflections about my semester studying abroad in London, England. In March, my travel opportunities expanded and I was able to visit continental Europe for the first time in my life. This was an exciting adventure! If February was all about settling in, March was all about expanding… Continue reading Semester Abroad: March Reflections