If This Gets Out, Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

If This Gets Out, Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich is a compelling contemporary about the dark side of the music industry. Following a boy band on their tour through Europe, this one contains both uplifting and heartbreaking moments, as well as a romance that perseveres in the face of a controlling management team. This one was a little heavier than I was expecting, but I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a queer romance about finding hope. Continue reading

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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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