Review: Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson

Review: Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson

Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson is an entertaining and high-stakes look inside the world of cosmetology. I loved reading about the book’s style competition, and the main character truly transforms as she learns to cooperate with others. This one is also set in a vocational school, and I enjoyed reading about the mayhem of planning for the competition. Those looking for a unique contemporary with style at its centre will enjoy this one. Continue reading

Review: The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby

Review: The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby

The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby is an emotional story about grief and rediscovering yourself. Following an ex-social media star who takes her cousin’s place hiking the perilous John Muir trail, this is a thought-provoking story with a complex main character. In addition to Mari’s inspiring journey to re-discover herself, I loved the book’s emphasis on friendship. This is a powerful read that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. Continue reading

Review: Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari

Review: Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari is a fresh take on the world of superheroes, told from the perspective of the people who are “adjacent” to them. As a fan of superhero stories, I had high expectations for this one, and its unique premise and contrasting perspectives on what it’s like to date a hero make for an enjoyable read. Those looking for an action-packed book with an inspiring message will not want to miss this one. Continue reading