the birthday party by wendy dranfield // book review

Charlotte waves at her mother across the crowded lawn. Little red boots on, cowboy hat crooked over her blonde pigtails, she’s been looking forward to this party for weeks. Moments later, she disappears without a trace… Kathy Hamilton drives away from her sister-in-law’s pristine-white suburban house in Maple Falls certain she’s left her daughter in … More the birthday party by wendy dranfield // book review

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mini-reviews: dark things i adore // the corpse flower // brightest star in paris

the plot builds up very slowly being set up early on as a revenge story. the book alternates between three main POVs and switches between the past and the present. it involves a past set in a summer camp in the woods where artists serve as instructors to students teaching various forms of art. the … More mini-reviews: dark things i adore // the corpse flower // brightest star in paris

nice girls by catherine dang // book review

A pulse-pounding and deviously dark debut, written with the psychological acuity and emotional punch of Luckiest Girl Alive and All the Missing Girls, that explores the hungry, angry, dark side of girlhood and dares to ask what is most dangerous to a woman: showing the world what it wants to see, or who she really is? What did … More nice girls by catherine dang // book review

top ten tuesday: books with numbers in the title // 09/14/2021

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a good week so far! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This … More top ten tuesday: books with numbers in the title // 09/14/2021

Review: The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater | Books 1 & 2

Happy Wednesday y’all! I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of book series this year. Anyways the last month, I finally got around to starting the Raven Cycle series which I’ve been meaning to read for a long time now. Let me start with an overall summary of the plot before I go into … More Review: The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater | Books 1 & 2

Sunday in Bed With… Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Sunday In Bed With… is a weekly meme by Kate @ Midnight Book Girl. The meme dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! Sundays are always the best for … More Sunday in Bed With… Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

ARC Review: They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes

When Jordanian student Siwar Salaiha is murdered on her birthday in College Park, Maryland, her consciousness survives, finding refuge in the body of a Seattle baby boy. Stuck in this speech delayed three-year old body, Siwar tries but fails to communicate with Wyatt’s parents, instead she focuses on solving the mystery behind her murder. Eventually, … More ARC Review: They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes