House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is a retelling of The 12 Dancing Princesses with a dark twist. Containing ghostly visions, mysterious balls that last all night, and a main character who is determined to uncover the truth behind her sister’s deaths, this one has all the makings of a dark and atmospheric story. Those looking for a unique and immersive fairytale retelling will not want to miss this one. Continue reading

Review: 11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell

Review: 11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell

11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell is an entertaining take on the secret admirer trope. Following a girl who receives paper hearts from an unknown sender leading her to locations that might help her remember her life before her accident, this one contains many lovable characters and wintry activities. With a wholesome twist at the end, this is the perfect short and sweet Valentine’s Day read. Continue reading

Review: 19 Love Songs by David Levithan

Review: 19 Love Songs by David Levithan

19 Love Songs by David Leviathan is a collection of short stories that overflows with love. Containing works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, as well as stories inspired by the author’s previous novels, this anthology showcases David Levithan’s signature emotional writing style. As it features uplifting stories about different kinds of love, this is the perfect read for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Series Review: How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather

Series Review: How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather is an atmospheric duology that I struggled to put down. Inspired by the author’s own family history, this series puts a modern spin on the Salem Witch Trials and the Titanic. The investigative elements in both books build suspense, and I found the main character easy to root for. I was especially impressed with the author’s skill in integrating the past and the present, making this a great series for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction. Continue reading

Review: Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever

Review: Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever

Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever by Abbie Emmons is a charming Christmas story highlighting family and forgiveness. This one takes place shortly after the events of 100 Days of Sunlight, and I enjoyed getting back into the story with its lovable main characters.  As a holiday romance, this one promises plenty of winter fun, and I loved all the festive activities throughout the book. This is the perfect book to curl up with over the holidays. Continue reading