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

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

Cheerleaders and Witches Have More in Common Than You Might Think // Mini-Reviews

The Cheerleaders (Kara Thomas) | Goodreads | 4 stars Kara Thomas is pretty darn good at writing dark mysteries, and I think this is no exception. Her protagonists are rarely likable – you might feel sorry for them or relate to them, but they’re never happy, super-nice girls. This is just another level of realism, … More Cheerleaders and Witches Have More in Common Than You Might Think // Mini-Reviews

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

Some Halloween Reads Just in Time // Mini-Reviews

#MurderTrending (Gretchen McNeil) | Goodreads | 4 stars I picked this book up mostly on a whim – it’s October, tis the season for scary and mysteries and such, and this book sounded fairly interesting. It was an enjoyable story to keep me entertained for a week or so, but then it fell prey to one of those annoying … More Some Halloween Reads Just in Time // Mini-Reviews

Hollywood’s Golden Age Wasn’t All That Bad // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Position: Standalone Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Historical Pages: 388 Rating: 3.5/5 Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why … More Hollywood’s Golden Age Wasn’t All That Bad // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Here Comes the Bride – and Plenty of Wedding Drama // Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Title: Save the Date Position: Standalone Author: Morgan Matson (Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, Since You’ve Been Gone, and The Unexpected Everything) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 451 Rating: 4/5 Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be … More Here Comes the Bride – and Plenty of Wedding Drama // Save the Date by Morgan Matson

We Need More Diverse Loves, But It Doesn’t Always Work Out for Me // Mini-Reviews

The Way You Make Me Feel (Maurene Goo) | Goodreads | 4 stars This book took me a while to read, but not because I wasn’t enjoying it. I’m glad I took it slow most of the time – it’s a nice book to savor. This is Maurene Goo’s third book, and I think it’s my favorite. I really … More We Need More Diverse Loves, But It Doesn’t Always Work Out for Me // Mini-Reviews

Love Comes in All Forms // Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Title: Let’s Talk About Love Position: Standalone Author: Claire Kann Genre: Contemporary Pages: 288 Rating: 4/5 Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her … More Love Comes in All Forms // Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann