Fireworks by Katie Cotugno

I enjoyed this book. I found its 90s setting charming – it was never very ‘in your face’ – and in fact, I found it pleasant to read a contemporary (or is it historical now?) book where no one had a cell phone or social media. The music references weren’t ultra-hip, in fact, I think […]

Literally by Lucy Keating

In Literally, main character Annabelle finds that an author named Lucy Keating (also the author of the book) is literally writing her life, and fights back. I will use Lucy for the in-book author and Keating for the real-life author. So this book. This book was weird. The author, Lucy Keating, wrote a (clearly) fictionalised […]

ARC review: Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux

I was super interested in reading this book as I was – and still am – going through a phase where I want to read about people who step into stories. The blurb totally drew me in: two contemporary teen girls literally (and literarily)  enter the world of their favourite book, gothic romance Moira, only […]

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

See my original review on The Moonlight Library. I first read a sample ARC of this book, which I think was about one-quarter long, in 2015, so instead of deleting that review entirely I am going to rewrite bits and pieces of it now that I have read the complete book. The sample was provided […]

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker

I really liked this book by debut author Kylie Lee Baker. I’m not sure if it’s #ownvoices but I feel like it might be. Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami Ren Scarborough must complete three tasks set to her by the Japanese goddess of death, after escaping England for using her forbidden power against her […]

The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska

I am so happy I got to finish 2021 with an amazing read. I was truly impressed with this book and I enjoyed every minute of it. I listened to it on audio and I was enjoying it so much that I went and bought a hard copy before I even finished the book, and […]