Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: Absolutely Perfect

I don't know how to describe Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. It is so extraordinarily good. The format, the characters (especially Alaine), the voice, the exploration of Haiti and Alaine's family's past. It's all so good. So, before this turns into unintelligible mess, let's get to the review Synopsis (from Goodreads): Quick-witted high school journalist Alaine… Continue reading Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: Absolutely Perfect

You’d Be Mine: I Shouldn’t Like This Book But I Absolutely Do

There is absolutely no reason I should have liked this book but I absolutely did. I am not the biggest fan of country music and a romance set around it was really the last thing I should have wanted but You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a wonderful, heartfelt romance that I really enjoyed… Continue reading You’d Be Mine: I Shouldn’t Like This Book But I Absolutely Do

The Confectioner’s Guild: Magic, Murder, and Desserts!

Cakes and magic!! Do I need to say more? Ok, I probably do. The Confectioner's Guild is just the first in a new series by Claire Luana featuring Wren Confectioner. Who has a better name than that? No. One. There is magic and desserts and conspiracy and murder and friendship and romance. It's so good… Continue reading The Confectioner’s Guild: Magic, Murder, and Desserts!

Mammoth: Everything I Wanted and More

What's better than a main character who's a blogger?? lol┬áMammoth is a thoroughly heartwarming, lovely coming-of-age story. Not only is the main character of Mammoth a blogger, she is also a plus-size fashionista and a huge fan of paleontology! I do love a fully-developed character and Natalie is definitely that. But before I give it… Continue reading Mammoth: Everything I Wanted and More

The Matrimonial Advertisement: Romance and Troubled Pasts

Finally, a romance I can approve of. Okay, okay, answering an ad in the paper and only meeting the person you're going to marry a couple days before is not something I would recommend but, in fiction, it works out great! There is nothing I like better than a period romance and this one was… Continue reading The Matrimonial Advertisement: Romance and Troubled Pasts

The Girl He Used To Know: Punching Me In The Gut Would Hurt Less

This. Book. Ruined. Me. There is really no other way to put it. The Girl He Used To Know hit me in all my sensitive spots. Annika felt very familiar to me, Jonathan was lovely, and this whole book was a widely emotional ride. One final thing before we get to the review, make sure… Continue reading The Girl He Used To Know: Punching Me In The Gut Would Hurt Less

In the Night Wood: Be More Depressing, I Dare You

This was not a bad book. It's actually very well-written which is why I found it so unbelievably depressing to read. So much bad happens and then more bad happens or you learn about bad stuff that happened in the past. I would like to give a huge trigger warning for anyone who has an… Continue reading In the Night Wood: Be More Depressing, I Dare You