• Reviews

    Review: Skylarks by Karen Gregory

    38078350Skylarks by Karen Gregory
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 320
    Format: Paperback
    Release date: 03/05/18
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
    Summary: We watch the bird as it flies high above us, singing like it’s the only thing in the world that matters. And I feel it – that life can be beautiful. That there are possibilities.

    Keep your head down and don’t borrow trouble is the motto Joni lives by, and so far it’s seen her family through some tough times. It’s not as if she has the power to change anything important anyway. Like Dad’s bad back, or the threat of losing their house.

    So when Annabel breezes into her life, Joni’s pretty sure they’re destined to clash. Pretty, poised, privileged – the daughter of the richest family in town must have it easy.

    But sometimes you find a matching spirit where you least expect it. Sometimes love can defy difference. And sometimes life asks you to be bigger and braver …

  • Reviews

    Review: In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira

    37541218In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 389
    Format: Paperback
    Release date: 06/03/18
    Rating: ★★★☆☆
    Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
    Summary: Because the missing pieces always matter . . .

    Marilyn is in search of freedom. She grew up as a child actor, her mother’s meal ticket out of mediocrity. But it’s been a long time since she booked a job, and she and her mother have no choice but to move in with her volatile uncle.

    Marilyn is counting down the days until she can escape to college, and the promise of her own future. That is, until she falls in love with James, the boy downstairs, who shows her that her life is worth living in the present. At 17, Marilyn is about to learn that everything can change in an instant.

    Angie is in search of answers. She is mixed race and has never met her father, but she knows she looks and thinks a lot like him. Though Angie grew up with her devoted mother, Marilyn, she’s always felt the absence of the man she never knew.

    But after discovering that her mother has been lying to her, Angie sets off on a road trip to Los Angeles, in search of an unknown uncle – and maybe even her dad. At 17, she hopes to finally find out the truth about where she came from so she can discover who she truly is.

    Told in two perspectives, Marilyn’s in the late 90s, and Angie’s today, IN SEARCH OF US is a sweeping inter-generational story about mothers and daughters, love and loss, holding on and letting go.

  • Book Haul

    Mini Book Haul

    Hey guys. With YALC coming up, I have been buying way too many books. Today I thought I would share some of those books with you. I placed an order on amazon for 4 books. 3 of them are for YALC and the last one is just because I thought it sounded really interesting.