Review: You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Review: You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao is a heartbreaking story about learning to let go. Following a girl who is given the opportunity to communicate with her dead boyfriend through phone calls, this one promises plenty of tears. The concept is original, but I was a little underwhelmed by the underdeveloped characters and repetitive writing style. While the book is missing the emotional punch I was expecting, I still found the philosophical implications interesting and would recommend it to those looking for a unique story about grief. Continue reading

I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas, Tiffany Schmidt

I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas, Tiffany Schmidt

I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt is a cute and festive romcom that is sure to put readers in the holiday spirit. This one combines ballet and babysitting as the main character spends the holidays babysitting her favourite clients at a ski resort. The characters are lovable, and the descriptions of winter activities throughout the book make for a cosy reading experience. This is a great read for those looking for something light with a touch of chaos this holiday season.   Continue reading

Review: The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni

Review: The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni

The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni is an addictive fantasy with secret scheming and shocking plot twists. Set soon after the events of The Prison Healer, this one is a little calmer and takes the time to explore the main character’s shifting allegiances. While this book is a sequel, it is just as thrilling as the first book, and I loved getting to explore the world outside the prison. This is a tense and original series that I can’t recommend enough. Continue reading

Where There’s A Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt

Where There's A Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt

Where There’s A Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt is a story about a cooking competition that definitely brings the heat. I enjoyed the tension that follows as the main character must choose between following the storyline the producers have written for her or staying true to herself and risking elimination. The main character is also passionate about cooking, and each of the challenges in the competition are vividly described. This is a great read for those looking for something fast-paced read with plenty of drama. Continue reading