Review: West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras

Review: West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras

West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras is a touching Romeo and Juliet retelling that is centred around rival mariachi bands. I found the idea of the Battle of the Mariachi Bands so compelling, and I enjoyed reading about the main character’s kindness and loyalty to her family. These family dynamics are especially well-written, making this a great read for those looking for something to fill them with love. Continue reading

Review: Out of the Blue by Jason June

Review: Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June is a charming story about merfolk and the meaning of home. I always love a good fish out of water story–literally in this case–and as the book follows one mer’s journey to land, it contains two realistic main characters and the fake dating trope. While I struggled with the execution at times, I still found this an original read with many heartwarming moments. Continue reading

Review: Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari

Review: Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari

Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari is an inventive story about a spring break trip to Disney’s newest resort. I loved reading about the characters becoming a Disney character of their choice, and both of the main characters are relatable. The activities at the resort are described in detail, which makes Happily Ever Island jump off the page. Full of Disney references and magic, this is the perfect read for any Disney fan. Continue reading