The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw: A Wicked Debut

Hocus Pocus meets Practical Magic. THIS COVERS LOOKS SUPER SHINY AND PRETTY but I didn’t even know because I borrowed an ebook from my library! Consent is an icky issue So this is kind of a novel about consent without it ever really being addressed. There are so many consent issues to think about: consent […]

Shiny Broken Pieces Audiobook

See my review for Tiny Pretty Things here. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t terrible. It was kind of ‘meh.’ What I did enjoy was the depictions of actual dancing, of the ballet classes themselves, of the class getting ready to perform Swan Lake. I’ve read another ballet book where the dancing is described in terms […]

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

This is Sara Barnard’s second book, but my third Sara Barnard book, and I’ll explain why. A Quiet Kind of Thunder was released in 2017, a year I found very difficult due to personal reasons, in which I did not read very many books. When I saw it was available for review, I didn’t request […]

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

I wanted to save this review for December but just for now I’ll say that I was going to give up on this book at about 20% in because I just couldn’t buy the premise, I couldn’t suspend my disbelief because I really hate those concepts like Dead Like Me where the character is dead […]

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 […]