Tag: ARCs for Review

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

Posted December 14, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A.R. Capetta has done it again and I expected nothing less from them. I adored Echo After Echo and really liked The Lost Coast and rich on cue, in comes The Heartbreak Bakery in screaming excellence. I’m going to make list of the wonderful things in this book that should make you want to pick it up: An LGBTQIAP+ owned and operated bakery called the Proud Muffin. […]

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

Posted October 25, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Tor Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was a little bit worried about All of Us Villains at first because the book started out slowly and with a lot of POVs.  It took me a while to get into the book because for the longest time, it felt like it was going nowhere. Once the plot started picking up, I found myself pulled deeper and deeper.  I‘m glad I pushed through the beginning […]

Battle of the Bands: Edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith

Battle of the Bands: Edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith

Posted August 31, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. Battle of the Bands feels a lot like a chain story where one author wrote a scene and then the next author had to write another scene and so forth.  I’ve never read a short story collection that was both  short story collection and a complete story all at once, and it was really interesting.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.  I felt certain stories to be stronger than others.  Sometimes they flowed really well from one story to the next, […]

Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

Posted July 12, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Delacorte in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I sat down to read a couple of chapters of Small Favors and ended up reading the entire book. Erin A. Craig has a way of doing that, a way of weaving her spell around her readers so throughly with her compelling worlds and duplicitous characters that one more chapter becomes two, then ten, and then you’re reading the acknowledgements and wondering where the day went.  The same […]

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Posted June 11, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. My Contrary Mary was not what I expected.  In the best way possible. If you’re looking for solid historical fiction, this book is far more fiction than historical.  Also?  It’s clever and funny.  There are so many pop culture references woven in – I caught multiple references from The Princess Bride and Ever After but there were also bits from Terminator and other popular films.  And I’m sure there were loads […]