Book Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces is the story of high school senior Gabi. She’s dealing with a lot in her life including a drug addict father, a mother who wants her to stay a virgin, body image, culture, college applications, poetry, friendship, and love. The reader learns Gabi’s story through journal entries where Gabi works […]

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Book Review: The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

In The Carnival at Bray, Maggie moves from Chicago to a small town in Ireland when her mother remarries. It’s 1993 and the height of grunge, and Maggie is obsessed with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam thanks to her beloved uncle’s influence. Now she’s on her own in a new country and trying to […]

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Book Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is a unique story that reads like a dark fairy tale. Ava Lavender recounts the story of the Roux family, from the origins of her grandmother Emilienne’s bakery to her mother’s hopeless love for Ava’s father. The unusual story sparkles with magical realism and fairy tale language, and the descriptions of […]

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Book Spotlight: Island Escape by Viv Daniels

  Hey all! Last month I helped spread the word about the covers for Viv Daniels’ new ISLAND series, and now the prequel book, Island Escape, is available to download. (And it’s free!) If you have the winter blahs, this hot series may warm you right up. I’m reading this one now, and haven’t gotten […]

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Giveaway: An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey

Hi friends! I’m kicking off the week with a giveaway of a new historical mystery novel that sounds like a lot of fun! An Appetite for Violets is author Martine Bailey’s debut and it’s described as “a literary feast for lovers of historical fiction.” It’s about a cook who wants to fly under the radar […]

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Mailbox Monday (131)

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event where we share our latest book arrivals. Link up and find new mailboxes to stalk at the Mailbox Monday blog! Here’s my week in books: Books in the Mail: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga – This is a YA Diversity Book Club pick, and it’s about two teens with a […]

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