Tag: contemporary

With The Fire On High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo combines two of my favorite hobbies — reading and cooking. Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiagno’s life has been about making the tough decisions, doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The […]

Saint X

I received an ARC of this book from Bookish First. I am voluntarily providing an honest review. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin was an interesting and thought provoking read. Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family […]

Father Sweet

Father Sweet by J.J. Martin was a difficult but worthwhile read. Although this book is a work of fiction, the inspiration for this story is based in horrifyingly real truth. This is a story that needed to come to light. It is a scourge that has gone on […]

Sugar, Smoke, Song

I received an advanced review copy of this book from Edelweiss, and I’m voluntarily providing a review. I was intrigued by so many facets of this collection of stories. Reema Rajbanshi’s debut novel Sugar, Smoke, Song was a beautifully written work that was deeper than it appeared to […]

October 2019 New Releases

There are a lot of books being released this month that I’m looking forward to. While I have joined some sites that provide copies to bloggers to review before they are actually released for sale (YAY!!), I have missed the boat on most of the books on the […]

The Black Kids

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. The Black Kids Author: Christina Hammonds Reed Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers TRIGGER WARNING: racial slurs for Black people, […]

The Night Olivia Fell

I was originally excited to read this, but by the third chapter, my excitement had completely dissipated. It felt like it was awkwardly straddling young adult, poorly written mystery, and romance novel. However, it didn’t do any of those genres justice. Some of the imagery was just sad. […]