Review: Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Brass shows the true dynamic of mother/daughter relationships Brass has two narratives that alternate with each chapter: one belongs to Elsie and the other focuses on her daughter, Luljeta, 17 years later. Elsie tells her story of first love and pregnancy in a sassy, first-person voice that draws you in. Meanwhile, Luljeta tells her coming-of-age story in a striking second-person voice that complements Elsie’s chapters. … Continue reading Review: Brass by Xhenet Aliu

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Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance

Note: This book contains mature content. I was super impressed by this book! I expected this book to be less focused on the plot and more focused on the characters, which is common in romance novels (because, usually, the plot is the characters’ romance). But I was pleasantly surprised to find that Scars delivers an alluring romance and a complex plot that keeps you on the edge … Continue reading Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance

5 Reasons to Read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Despite finishing all the books in this series more than a year ago, The Lunar Chronicles (Goodreads) still springs into my thoughts fairly often. When someone asks me what this series is about, I struggle to answer them. “Um, fairy tales retold in a dystopian, romantic, action-y kind of way with lots of heart-eyes, wolves, sci-fi fun, and moon people.” Honestly, this book has so much going … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Review: Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James

This post may contain some NSFW content.  Hello! It’s been a little while… (just like 5 months or so), but I’m back, baby, and better than ever. This time around, I decided to read the Fifty Shades trilogy. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading this series. It was actually quite odd how much I liked this series, being a non-heterosexual human that isn’t very involved in the … Continue reading Review: Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

It took me TWO months to finish reading The Upside of Unrequited (two whole months!). This wasn’t the fault of the book, though, but instead the result of my busy college life. Remember when I said I was absolutely not going to neglect this blog when school started? Well, I am a liar. I did try though! The Upside of Unrequited is adorable. It is a cute and light … Continue reading Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Alex, Approximately

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

OH BOY. So I really didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. The plot was definitely what caught my attention, because the main characters meet online and become romantically involved. That’s not a spoiler, I promise. But the blurb on the back also had some cheesy and predictable lines about Bailey having an archnemesis who just happens to be “irritatingly hot” and whoops, … Continue reading Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski

Little Forevers was a let down for me. First, I must mention that I read an Advanced Reader Copy of the book, so there were still edits to be made to the version I read before it would be released. That means the final version could be better than my copy. But even so, I think this book was poorly edited and that the writing … Continue reading Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski