Girl, Wash Your Face

I haven’t read enough self-help books to offer an opinion on the genre, but Girl, Wash Your Face caught my attention because of the controversial reviews and the promise of a “cut-that-shit-out” narrative that would shock me into motivation. It was motivating, but probably not in the way Hollis intended it.

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

Terror. Destruction. Disease. Violence.* Many post-apocalyptic novels paint their settings in various shades of death – I’ve yet to read a novel that believes the world ends in kindness and sing-a-longs – but this one… this one kept me up at night. Meg Elison’s The Book of the Unnamed Midwife is harrowing. Set in a […]

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Last night, I saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald with friends. I want to share my thoughts on this movie. I don’t usually review movies as I don’t consider myself a movie buff or anywhere near qualified to write about films. So, I’m deciding to talk about this film in a blog post instead […]

Nova

Margaret Fortune’s young adult, science fiction debut novel, Nova, opens with a bang – or at least the promise of one. Lia Johansen is sixteen, a refugee, and a human bomb.

Once Upon a Kiss

*I received an advanced readers copy (ARC) of Once Upon a Kiss . The following review does not address any potential grammatical or formatting errors as I did not receive a final copy.*

The Female of the Species

You should read this book if you’re seeking reprieve from rose-colored literature and star-crossed lovers. The Female of the Species is neither pretty nor sweet. Its aftertaste is bitter, and its plot will leave you shifting uncomfortably in your seat, replaying memories of your adolescence under the harsh fluorescent lighting of retrospect.

Turtles All the Way Down

There are those books that grab you by your collar, pull you beneath their pages, and drown you in adventure before you’re fifty words in.

The Glass Spare

My review of The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano as featured on Goodreads.com.
Two out of Five Stars

The Bookish Box Review

There’s an art to the Tetris-like packaging of subscription boxes. I’m always delighted to receive one in the mail, rip open the thick tape, and peel back every puzzled layer.

The Hearts We Sold

The Hearts We Sold by Emily-Lloyd-Jones (great name!) took me by surprise. Lately, I’ve been working my way through piles of Owlcrate books I’ve yet to read. I promised myself I’d be pickier about reviewing new books, and I have. After a few titles that left me yawning, Lloyd-Jones’ YA novel about demons, deals, and (literal) heartbreak felt refreshing.