Review | The Miss Match Series by Laurelin McGee

Review | The Miss Match Seri..

why i read it: I chose to read Miss Match by Laurelin McGee because I was in the middle of another book with heavier themes at the time and while I was enjoying it, I witnessed a tragic car accident and it made a pretty big impact on me. I was stuck in the traffic, watching […]

Posted April 22, 2017
Review | Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Review | Lincoln in the Bard..

Why I Read it: Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders has had some serious airtime in my Litsy feed and I know that it has had tons of hype and buzz since before its publications date. It grabbed my attention because Abraham Lincoln and his son Willie are major characters – I have always […]

Posted April 15, 2017
Review | Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed

Review | Written In The Star..

Review: Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed is fantastic. For much of the story, I felt heartbreak and rage at the situation that Naila’s parents forced her into…with a big exhale at the hopeful ending. I can’t speak to the culture of arranged marriages vs. forced marriages, but I definitely appreciate what this author has […]

Posted April 11, 2017
Review | The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

Review | The Idea of You by ..

Review: This book was not like I thought it was going to be when I read the synopsis. In reading the synopsis, I thought this was supposed to be a book about a working woman trying to balance a work life with motherhood. But the first half of the book was pretty different from this. […]

Posted April 6, 2017
Review | Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Review | Windfall by Jennife..

my review: I can’t say that I’ve ever thought about winning a lottery, but Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith will give readers the opportunity to daydream about just that. Eighteen-year-old Teddy ends up winning 141 million dollars from a ticket given to him by his best friend Alice and suddenly, his life completely changes.    Teddy […]

Posted April 4, 2017
Review | The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Review | The Star-Touched Qu..

Why i read it: I first read The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi in 2016 around the time of publication but never got around to publishing a review for life reasons. Since the second book in the series would be published soon, I decided to revisit this book with a print + audiobook reread. review: I’ve […]

Posted April 2, 2017
Review | A Piece Of The World by Christina Baker Kline

Review | A Piece Of The Worl..

why i read it: Andrew Wyeth is my favorite artist and his painting Christina’s World is my favorite of his work, so when I found out about A Piece Of The World by Christina Baker Kline, it shot to the top of my most-anticipated list. And I loved this book so much. I wish I could read it […]

Posted April 1, 2017
Review | These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Review | These Shallow Grave..

Review: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly was such a fun story! And my first book by this author. At first, it seems like this is a simple tale of a girl solving the mystery of her father’s death. The story reads easily but I found it to be layered with plenty of twists throughout. I […]

Posted November 1, 2016
Review | Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Review | Heartless by Mariss..

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer is SO GOOD. It’s one of the very best kind of fairy tale retellings: the kind that takes familiar characters, gives a nod to the original story, and then weaves something entirely new for our minds to ponder and work over. I have to admit that I was a little […]

Posted October 31, 2016
Layla Reviews: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Layla Reviews: The Serpent K..

Layla’s Review: Told from three points of view, this book has the melancholy feel of a small town in the South. Dill, Travis, and Lydia-though very different in terms of opinions and wealth-all three are the best of friends in the sweetest of ways. Dill’s struggle in finding his faith and the real meaning of […]

Posted September 21, 2016