Genre: Contemporary

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Claudia is perfectly happy in her bubble of existence.  She had good grades, gets along well enough with her classmates and great with her siblings.  She has one bosom friend, and that’s all she needs in the world.  Is she happy?  As happy as anyone is, she supposes.  Mostly she just tries not to think about things and be relatively invisible. Which is why it’s so weird that suddenly Gideon Prewitt is super interested in talking to her, asking her to go to parties, and to sit with his friends at rehearsals.  And it’s so weird suddenly having to go hang out with […]

Posted January 8, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Story: Amy Elliot Dunne has disappeared.  Every shred of evidence points to her husband Nick.  The problem?  He didn’t do it.  Or did he? This book has two unreliable narrators leading you all over the place and I have so many feelings about this novel.  I feel like I’ve been pushed off a building, drawn and quartered, then run over by a steamroller for good measure.  Good God, y’all. The World: The difference between New York City and Missouri in this book is like the difference between happiness and fear.  Gillian Flynn uses the world to show the break in […]

Posted December 15, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
Busted by Gina Ciocca

Busted by Gina Ciocca

Need a private eye?  Call Marisa Palmera. Marissa didn’t ask to be the town’s resident PI, but after she catches her best friend’s boyfriend cheating on her, the title falls comfortably on her shoulders.  Presented with a case to spy on a childhood friend’s boyfriend, Marisa quickly learns that not everything is what it appears to me, and sometimes, she can’t even trust her own instincts.  She must choose where to lay her loyalties – with an old friend?  Or with the boy she thinks is betraying her? Busted is a quick read, filled with it’s fair share of interesting […]

Posted December 13, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

  Aza is almost definitely probably for sure going to die of C. diff. She doesn’t have it yet.  Or maybe she does.  She doesn’t think so.  But she could.  Probably.  Her mind is an ever-tightening spiral of reminders that her body isn’t her own but really she’s just an animated corpse and everything she does is actually at the whim of the millions of microorganisms that make up the physical being that is her.  Meanwhile, her best friend Daisy is in a new relationship and this guy she knew as a kid has recently lost his father.  And by lost […]

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments //
Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This book is grace wrapped in beauty and I loved it. Zara has dreamed of playing Echo in Echo and Ariston for as long as she can remember.  When she auditions for the great Leopold Henneman, she doesn’t expect to be cast… but here she is, sneaking into the beautiful Aurelia theatre through the alley door, living her dream… and standing over a dying man. Bit by […]

Posted October 11, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Of Jenny and the Aliens is a romance, a sci-fi, and a story that in many ways may feel too true-to-life Aliens have contacted earth, and Derek is in love.  Her name is Jenny and since the world is probably ending anyway, she takes a chance on him.  She has a snowcone machine in her basement, and they watch Disney movies together.  It’s great. […]

Posted August 11, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //