A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: London, 1887.  After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has otherContinue reading “A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn | Book Review”

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he’s released, he’s greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happenedContinue reading “If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | Book Review”

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: Zora Novak has been framed. When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyoneContinue reading “Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia | Book Review”

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of theContinue reading “The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman | Book Review”

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history andContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | Book Review”

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls. Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has aContinue reading “The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James | Book Review”

The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing theContinue reading “The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune | Book Review”

The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: A fever dream of desires fulfilled. Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she’s given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives.Continue reading “The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz | Book Review”

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves,Continue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and sheContinue reading “Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia | Book Review”