Review: One True Loves by Elise Bryant

Review: One True Loves by Elise Bryant

One True Loves by Elise Bryant is a charming contemporary about self-discovery. As a fan of any book about travel, I adored the cruise ship setting, and the main character and her doubts about the future are relatable. With earnest discussions about expectations of Black excellence and picturesque descriptions of Europe, this is a great read for those looking for a heartfelt story about travel.  Continue reading

Series Review: How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather

Series Review: How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather is an atmospheric duology that I struggled to put down. Inspired by the author’s own family history, this series puts a modern spin on the Salem Witch Trials and the Titanic. The investigative elements in both books build suspense, and I found the main character easy to root for. I was especially impressed with the author’s skill in integrating the past and the present, making this a great series for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction. Continue reading

Review: Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

Review: Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei is a charming contemporary with a thought-provoking message. Following rival hockey players fighting for a spot in the NHL draft, this one contains a fair amount of drama and an unlikely romance. The main character and his struggles with depression are especially well-written, and I enjoyed the discussions of other social themes such as privilege in the world of sports. This is a heartfelt story that both hockey fans and those who, like myself, know next to nothing about the sport will enjoy.  Continue reading

YA Book Club Books: The Ultimate List

YA Book Club Books: The Ultimate List

YA/Teen book club  books are perfect reads for generating some great discussion with young adults! I have created the ultimate YA book club books list that has a bit of everything. So, grab your best reading buddies and get your book list started for the best YA book club. Continue reading