Review: Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Review: Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis is a gripping horror novel that is perfect for Halloween. While it is out of my comfort zone as a fan of contemporary, I enjoyed the suspenseful plot and unreliable narrator. The writing is also incredibly atmospheric, which made this a difficult book to put down. This is the perfect read for those looking for an immersive and memorable psychological thriller.

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The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons is a story that is both uplifting and hard-hitting at the same time. As a fan of any book about sports, I was excited for this one, and I appreciated the way it exposes the transphobia that exists within this realm, and within many others. The main character is also strong, and there are many nuanced discussions of identity throughout the book. This is an important read, and an empathetic one, that I am sure many will enjoy. Continue reading

Review: One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Review: One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London has so many elements I love to read about including a reality television show, inclusivity, and fashion blogging. The main character is so lovable, and each of the side characters are adequately developed as well. What I especially enjoyed was the use of social media posts which make the events of the book seem so much more real. This book was so much fun to read, and it is just as heartfelt as it is entertaining. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book vs. movie adaptations.

I was very interested to see that the book The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes had become a Facebook Watch movie since the story is so complex. I loved the suspense in the book, and I must say that the show is equally entertaining, however the two are so different that they seem like separate stories. The show is still enjoyable, however I wouldn’t really recommend it to those who have read the book since watching the story become so different is frustrating. Continue reading