A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is a fast-paced thriller that kept me hooked from page one. With a closed case that still has loose ends,  a trail of puzzling clues, and a clever main character who is willing to do some investigating of her own, this one has many of my favourite mystery elements. The multimedia format makes this story even more immersive, and it is the perfect read for fans of true crime. Continue reading

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers, Adam Sass

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers, Adam Sass

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass is a modern day fairytale that puts a queer spin on Cinderella. I loved the idea of an Instagram account filled with sketches of imaginary boyfriends, and the main character is relatable as he sets off on a quest to find his first real love. This is an uplifting story about falling in love, and it is sure to leave readers with a smile. Continue reading

Series Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die

Series Review: Bad Girls Don't Die

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender is a spooky series centred around supernatural encounters. With everything from creepy dolls to powerful ghosts, these books have an eerie atmosphere, but their more contemporary feel makes them readable for those who aren’t horror fans. These are quick reads that kept me engaged until I turned the final page, and they are perfect for getting into the fall spirit. Continue reading

A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, inspired by Beauty and the Beast, reminded me how much I love a good fairytale retelling. I couldn’t help falling for the strong and caring main character, and there are many elements to the story that make it stand out from its source material. Those looking for a fast-paced retelling that still feels original will not want to miss this series. Continue reading