All the Rage by Courtney Summers ★★★★★ | 2014 release “You know all the ways you can kill a girl? God, there are so many.” This is a book of self-righteous anger that, more than four years after my initial read, still sticks with me on a deep emotional level. It is angry, yes, but … More More Backlist Reviews: All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis ★★★☆☆ | 2019 release At this point in my life, I look almost entirely for books I see as providing hope, some kind of catharsis and release. It is this, that for me, makes literature and television and movies and music so compelling: stories so worth coming back to, narrative so … More Good Intentions, Mixed Execution: Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson ★★★★★ | 2017 release “Doesn’t matter what you say about racial equality, you’ve never seen white families storming the steps of city hall demanding justice for a little black baby. They’re pushing for the death penalty and don’t even realize executing this little girl is no different than murdering that … More Best Book I Hate The Ending Of: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
So today I thought I’d do something a bit different. I really really love suspense author Megan Abbott; I’ve read four of her five novels, and four-starred or five-starred all. So I figured today I would evangelize the three I haven’t talked about on my blog, in publication order.
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston ★★★★★ | 2015 release “My sister is no fool and she is not tender-hearted,” I said. “My sister fights for her home, and takes what risks she must. That is why I put myself before her today—why I would not let you have her. My sister burns, and she … More Just A Quick Backlist Review: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides ★★☆☆☆ | 1993 release I struggled with this book. On several levels.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren ★★★★☆ | May 2019 release “The problem with lying about relationships is that humans are fickle, fickle creatures.” Sometimes a fun & heartwarming romance novel, even one with a few problems, is exactly what I need. Honestly, this is around a 3 1/2 but I’m not even going to pretend … More Fake Marriage In Hawaii: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren