‘When Life Gives You Mangos’ by Kereen Getten | Book Review

When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen GettenPublisher: Delacorte PressLength: 208 pagesGenre: Children’s Fiction (Middle Grade)Release Date: September 15, 2020 Synopsis For fans of deeply poignant middle grade about friendship and loss like The Thing About Jellyfish, comes the story about a young girl who can’t remember anything from her previous summer after a hurricane.Continue reading “‘When Life Gives You Mangos’ by Kereen Getten | Book Review”

Until I Find You by Rea Frey | Book Review

Until I Find You by Rea FreyPublisher: St. Martin’s PressLength: 320 pagesGenre: ThrillerRelease Date: August 11, 2020 Synopsis 2 floors. 55 steps to go up. 40 more to the crib. Since Rebecca Gray was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, everything in her life consists of numbers. Each day her world grows a little darkerContinue reading “Until I Find You by Rea Frey | Book Review”

Book Review | ‘Tank’s Forever Home’ by Carol Kim

Tank’s Forever Home by Carol Kim, Illustrated by Courtney GodbeyGenre: Children’s FictionLength: 48 pagesPublisher: Jolly Fish PressRelease Date: September 1, 2020 Synopsis Tank is a bullmastiff named for his great size. At least, that was the name Shawn and Kat gave the gentle giant after they found him behind the bookstore. The kids convince theirContinue reading “Book Review | ‘Tank’s Forever Home’ by Carol Kim”

Book Review | Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia HibbertPublisher: Avon BooksLength: 361 pagesGenre: Contemporary RomanceFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: June 23, 2020 Synopsis Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whateverContinue reading “Book Review | Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert”

Book Review | The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House by Ann PatchettPublisher: HarperLength: 352 pagesGenre: Historical FictionSource: eBookRelease Date: September 24, 2019 Synopsis “’Do you think it’s possible to ever see the past as it actually was?’ I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer.”Continue reading “Book Review | The Dutch House by Ann Patchett”

Book Review | The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace RivaPublisher: Self PublishedLength: 283 pagesSource: PaperbackGenre: FictionRelease Date: August 2, 2019 Synopsis Amy has a normal life. That is, if you were to go by a definition of ‘no immediate obvious indicators of peculiarity’, and you didn’t know her very well. She has good friends, a good job,Continue reading “Book Review | The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva”

A Journey Toward Hope by Victor Hinojosa & Coert Voorhees | Book Review

A Journey Toward Hope by Victor Hinojosa & Coert VoorheesIllustrated by Susan GuevaraPublisher: Six Foot PressGenre: Children’s FictionLength: 40 pagesSource: eARCRelease Date: July 7, 2020 Synopsis Every year, roughly 50,000 unaccompanied minors arrive at the US/Mexico border to present themselves for asylum or related visas. The majority of these children are non-Mexicans fleeing the systemicContinue reading “A Journey Toward Hope by Victor Hinojosa & Coert Voorhees | Book Review”

Hope Unashamed by Nadine C. Keels | Book Review

Hope Unashamed by Nadine C. KeelsPublisher: Self-PublishedLength: 134 pagesGenre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: September 15, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | WordPress My Thoughts **I received a copy of ‘Hope Unashamed’ by the author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.** ‘Hope Unashamed‘ is the sequel toContinue reading “Hope Unashamed by Nadine C. Keels | Book Review”

‘Love Unfeigned’ by Nadine C. Keels/Book Review

Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. KeelsLength: 104 pagesGenre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: Independently PublishedRelease Date: February 27, 2013 Goodreads | WordPress | Amazon | Barnes & Noble My Thoughts **I received a copy of Love Unfeigned from the author, in exchange for an honest review** Love stories hold special meaning when it’s rooted in friendship. ‘Love Unfeigned’Continue reading “‘Love Unfeigned’ by Nadine C. Keels/Book Review”

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi | Review & Mood Board

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. ChoiGenre: YA ContemporaryPublisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLength: 400 pagesFormat: HardcoverRelease Date: September 3, 2019 My Thoughts ‘Permanent Record’ tells the story of Pablo, a store clerk struggling to find direction in his life after dropping out of NYU. During one of his late night shifts, he connectsContinue reading “Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi | Review & Mood Board”