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ExtraOrdinary by V.E. Schwab

ExtraOrdinary by V.E. Schwab

Posted April 25, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

If you want just a small taste more of Schwab’s Villains universe, this comic collection is for you. This story moves quickly, but it’s not particularly involved. This collection book captures issues #0-4 and gives just enough information I was able to learn Charlotte’s background quickly. I do think prior knowledge of the Villains universe helps, as there’s a little bit of Victor but a decent amount of Eli in these pages. I found ExtraOrdinary to be a good sister story to the duology, but I’m not convinced it would stand alone as successfully. Maybe if it was a little […]

Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu

Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu

Posted April 23, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I really wanted to enjoy this book. I was hoping for that same fervor Mathieu presented in Moxie. The inspired YA story about modern day feminism was exciting! Nothing like that materialized in Bad Girls Never Say Die. A few different things kept this book from reaching its potential, and I ultimately did not enjoy it very much. It’s undeniable that Mathieu is passionate about women’s rights and creating an inclusive world. Everything I have read of hers points out the inequities in society and makes sure to look at them through various lenses to keep it intersectional. Despite her […]

Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno

Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno

Posted April 15, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

As much as I complain about romance books, I’m a sucker for the-boy-next-door trope. Throw in a sprinkle of the-one-that-got-away, and I’ll be absolutely hooked. A quick glance at the book’s description and the cover design and it would seem Our Way Back to Always is out of my normal reading realm. In fact, I was dragging my feet getting to this book because I thought I wouldn’t like it. Thank you Past Me for knowing better, pre-ordering this, and making sure I read it. It was a great book to escape into. Like so many YA contemporaries, Our Way […]

Waiting for a Warm Hug From the Spring Sunshine – My March 2022 Wrap Up

Waiting for a Warm Hug From the Spring Sunshine – My March 2022 Wrap Up

Posted April 4, 2022 in Checking In // 0 Comments

The thing I love most about spring is the way green life pokes through everything here. I had a dentist appointment mid-March and I since i had the day off anyway, I decided to do a little bit of hiking nearby to be in the quiet of the world. It was one of the best days I’d had in a long time. It’s challenging for me to quiet my mind and steady my heart. I the crisp early spring air, I marveled at the resilience of New England wildlife. Outside of just the beauty of the forest – one of […]

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl

Posted March 29, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

If I had to choose a character from The Grimrose Girls I most resemble, I’d have to choose Ella, because I spent so much time trying to match up all the characters in the book with their fairytales, I failed to see what was right in front of me. The Grimrose Girls is the perfect read for folks who like light mysteries entwined with light fantasy, boarding schools, and fairytales come to life. It’s a little dark – it’s a little like Pretty Little Liars. And I’m okay with that! Ella, Rory, Nani, and Yuki are far more likable than […]