Families Can Be Just As Thrilling as Kidnapping Mysteries // The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner

Title: The Second Life of Ava Rivers Position: Standalone Author: Faith Gardner Genre: Contemporary/Mystery Pages: 364 Rating: 4.5/5 Ava’s disappearance was the crack in the Rivers family glacier. I wish I could explain to you how we were before, but I can’t, because the before is so filmy and shadowed with the after. The after is all Vera remembers. When her … More Families Can Be Just As Thrilling as Kidnapping Mysteries // The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner

Let’s Tackle the Rereads (Finally) // 2019 Challenges

I have multiple challenges I do every year, things like Debut Authors and Diverse books (wouldn’t it be great if every book I read included significant diverse characters, from racial to sexual to identity to neuro to physical to socioeconomic?), but one that has found itself coming back and back again surprised me a bit: … More Let’s Tackle the Rereads (Finally) // 2019 Challenges

Quirky Girls and Serious Guys Have a Habit of Falling in Love // Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Title: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating Position: Standalone Author: Christina Lauren Genre: Adult/Contemporary Pages: 309 Rating: 4/5 Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong … More Quirky Girls and Serious Guys Have a Habit of Falling in Love // Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Fantastical Worlds Can Be Found in Our Own History // For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Title: For a Muse of Fire Position: Book One in the For a Muse of Fire series Author: Heidi Heilig (The Girl From Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time) Genre: Fantasy Pages: 512 Rating: 4/5 A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a … More Fantastical Worlds Can Be Found in Our Own History // For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Podcasts and Grief Birds Have Nothing in Common Other Than This Post // Mini-Reviews

Listen to Your Heart (Kasie West) | Goodreads | 4 stars Another fluffy Kasie West contemporary that managed to make me happy – I have yet to rate a West book less than 3.5 stars (and I might be wrong – they might all be 4 stars and higher). I was sad that I didn’t … More Podcasts and Grief Birds Have Nothing in Common Other Than This Post // Mini-Reviews