Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022

Posted January 19, 2022 in Book Recommendations & Lists, Features / 0 Comments
Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022

I always LOVE making and reading upcoming releases lists at the beginning of each year, and 2022 in particular I’ve found SO MANY titles I’m excited for (my 2022 Releases shelf on Goodreads has 100+ books already!) I definitely see that I’m moving away from YA titles as my “most anticipated” books, and leaning more into romance and women’s fiction. I’m really excited for these titles and honestly a lot more too! Running Wild | January 25th | I am OBSESSED with K.A.Tucker’s The Simple Wild series, and I can’t wait to read this spin-off focusing on one of the […]


Mini Reviews: The Silver Blonde and Killing November

Posted January 17, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini Reviews: The Silver Blonde and Killing November

I’ve really been enjoying historical fiction the past few years, so when I heard about The Silver Blonde I was excited to add another title to my TBR! I was also curious as I hadn’t read anything set in post WWII Los Angeles and was intrigued to see how the entertainment industry was impacted by the war, especially in the context of a mystery. This story had a lot of interesting elements going on- a mystery, an exploration of the film industry in the aftermath of WWII, the German immigrant experience in America after the war, the journey of women […]


Romance Mini Reviews | The Love Hypothesis and Witch Please

Posted January 10, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Romance Mini Reviews | The Love Hypothesis and Witch Please

I feel like I haven’t heard of a contemporary romance getting this much hype since The Hating Game. After what felt like an unbearably long library wait, I finally got to dive into this graduate school set romance and when I tell you I was addicted, I mean it! I love books set in college (though I still feel as though there’s a huge lack of) and I’ve never read a book set in grad school, so that alone made this one really unique! I loved Olive, loved her determination, her naivety, her dedication to her research and her pursuing […]


Kingdom of the Cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked #2) | Review

Posted January 3, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Kingdom of the Cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked #2) | Review

Whew, I was NOT expecting to become as addicted to this book as I did, but here we are. What began as a mildly intriguing series that seemed steeped in tropes from early 2000s paranormal romance really blossomed into its own with the sophomore installment, and in my humble opinion is loads better than its predecessor! Picking up after Emilia signs a contract to marry the Devil at the end of the first book, Wrath (one of the seven princes of hell that she had formed a tentative alliance with in the first book) escorts her to hell to start […]


Looking Back on My Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 | How Did I Do?

Posted December 30, 2021 in Features / 1 Comment
Looking Back on My Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 | How Did I Do?

Some of my favorite types of posts to write are ones where I’m listing my most anticipated books of the upcoming year. I thought it would be fun to look back on the reads that were at the forefront of my radar for 2021 and see how many I read, and overall what I thought of them! January-June 2021 Releases I Was Most Excited For Number of Books Read: 7/8 (All but Luck of the Titanic…not too bad!) Ratings: 5 Stars: Chain of Iron, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba 4 Stars: The Project, A Court of Silver Flames, Good […]


Best Books of 2021 | Top Ten Tuesday

Best Books of 2021 | Top Ten Tuesday

Can you believe we are at the end of 2021? *Cue meme about me still trying to process 2019* I decided to only do a roundup of my top 5 books this year since I only read ~52 books. 2021 was definitely the year of me reading less due to some major life changes and also picking up other hobbies, so I found myself gravitating toward books I wanted to read, rather than feeling like I needed to keep up with certain releases/authors. I also was surprised to find that 4 out of my top 5 books are not only […]


Mini Reviews | One Great Lie & The Moon and More

Posted October 4, 2021 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini Reviews | One Great Lie & The Moon and More

There’s something about the way Deb Caletti writes that completely transports me. I am taken from my time and place and I am truly IN the protagonist’s mind. So with One Great Lie, I embarked on a dark summer adventure in Venice with protagonist Charlotte as she navigated the cruel, often heartbreaking truths of being a woman in society, both in the past and in the present. Caletti’s YA novels often seem to tackle current social issues, and One Great Lie is no exception. Charlotte wins an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a summer workshop abroad […]


The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith | ARC Review

Posted September 27, 2021 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith | ARC Review

This year, I started celebrating ~spooky season~ on August 31st, and was already building out my autumnal TBR weeks before then. When I was pitched the opportunity to read The Witch Haven as an ARC, I knew it would be an amazing story to officially kick off my autumn themed TBR. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction, so a paranormal, witchy boarding school story set in the early 1900s sounded right up my alley! The story follows Frances, a girl living in New York in 1911, who is reeling after the death of her brother and working as a […]


Romance Reviews: Heartbreak for Hire and The Soulmate Equation

Posted September 13, 2021 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Romance Reviews: Heartbreak for Hire and The Soulmate Equation

Heartbreak for Hire has a really unique yet bizarre premise: a company of women who are hired to exact revenge on men who have wronged women. It’s a little crazy to wrap your head around at first, but once you adequately suspend your disbelief it’s intriguing to see how such a company would operate and the moral/ethical questions it poses. The story follows protagonist Brinkley, secret artist and failed (at least in her mother’s eyes) academic who thinks she is healing her own heart through the work she is doing to take down men with “egos” for the company. Since […]


How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland | ARC Review

Posted September 6, 2021 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland | ARC Review

Do you ever go into a book thinking it’s going to be just OK but have it completely blow your expectations out of the water? That’s what happened to me with How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe. I was expecting a typical young adult contemporary novel (a genre which I’ve been sort of so-so with lately) but what I got instead was an absolutely breathtaking, raw, and beautiful story steeped in magical realism and stunning observations. The novel follows Moon Fuentez, who is the self described “weed” or ugly duckling in the family in comparison to her […]