How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow puts a Jewish twist on the classic Christmas enemies-to-lovers story. With dog walking, fossils, and a relatable main character navigating her first year of university, this one has so much to love. Fans of Hallmark movies will not want to miss this entertaining holiday read. Continue reading

Review: The Do-Over by Lynn Painter

Review: The Do-Over by Lynn Painter

The Do-Over by Lynn Painter is a take on the Groundhog Day concept that is so engaging that I finished it in a single sitting.  Set during a disastrous Valentine’s Day, this one contains a fair amount of chaos and a main character who really changes as she is forced to endure the same day over and over again. Despite the concept, this one never feels repetitive, and it is perfect for fans of short and sweet rom-coms. Continue reading

The Christmas Clash, Suzanne Park

The Christmas Clash, Suzanne Park

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park is a Christmas rom-com that combines a family rivalry with a fight to save the local mall, all set during the holiday season. I loved the social themes the author tackles, including the importance of malls, although I would have liked to see even more Christmassy elements in the plot. This is a great book for younger YA readers looking for a more casual holiday read. Continue reading

YA Hanukkah Books: A Definitive List

YA Hanukkah Books: A Definitive List

YA/Teen Hanukkah books are perfect reads for the holiday season! I have created the ultimate YA Hanukkah books list that has a bit of everything to help you celebrate the season. There are so many wonderful books that feature Jewish characters and these are ones that specifically feature Hanukkah. Grab yourself some jelly donuts and tuck in with some of these great titles. Continue reading

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