Dark Horses + Dark Actions = Dark Story

Dark Horses + Dark Actions = Dark Story

SUMMARY When Merritt walks out of her SATs and goes on a bender, her parents send her to an equine rehabilitation camp called Good Fences where she meets Big Red, a former racing Thoroughbred recovering from injury and with a Big Bad Attitude to match. Red takes a liking to Merritt and claims her as […]

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

Since a terrible tragedy at school, Morgan’s been unable to leave her house. Her days consist of online school, crappy soap operas, and grilled cheese sandwiches. That is until surfer boy Evan moves in next door, bringing with him the warmth of the sun and the smell of the sea. Connecting with Evan could help […]

Tour Stop: When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Tour Stop: When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah

SUMMARY Follows the interactions between an Afghani refugee and the son of the leaders of a burgeoning political party against immigration ‘queue jumpers.’ PLOT Michael meets Mina at a protest and later realises they share classes as school. As they clash, Michael learns that he doesn’t have to believe what his parents teach him, and […]

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

SUMMARY TV nerd Kiki is off to a summer camp for an opera singing scholarship, where she jams contemporary pieces in the basement with a hot nerdy drummer at the camp for a golf scholarship. When her teachers forbid any kind of singing outside of opera, Kiki has to figure out if she will follow […]

Models Have Such Dramatic Lives: You Before Anyone Else

Models Have Such Dramatic Lives: You Before Anyone Else

SUMMARY Model Finley needs to shed her ‘good girl’ image, so she takes in mysterious newcomer Eddie for a one night stand. But the two can’t seem to stay away from each other, and as their relationship grows, Eddie’s secrets threaten to tear them apart. PLOT This book straddles the line between YA and NA. […]

Zelah Green: Queen of Clean and Not Much Else

Zelah Green: Queen of Clean and Not Much Else

SUMMARY/PLOT Zelah’s stepmother can’t handle her OCD, so she tries to ship her off to a mental hospital. Zelah ends up in Forest Road House under the care and guidance of a lovely female doctor with some other misfits – an anorexic, a cutter, and a mute. There she learns to face her OCD and […]

A Little Frayed In Execution, But Otherwise A Solid Hit

A Little Frayed In Execution, But Otherwise A Solid Hit

I’ve never before been so conflicted to review a book I received for review. While the premise and plot were promising, the execution was not on fleek and the book needs a very thorough line edit and copy edit before it will be ready for publication. I am reading an ARC, so my criticisms should […]

After The Woods by Kim Savage

After The Woods by Kim Savage

SUMMARY A year ago, Julia Spunk sacrificed herself to save her best friend from a paroled predator in the woods. Now a girl’s body has been found, and Julia’s new therapist is upending memories she’d suppressed of her terrifying 48 hour ordeal. But Julia’s more interested in the downward spiral her BFF Liv has gotten […]