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BOOK REVIEW: Oceans Away by Skye McNeil

Title: Oceans AwayAuthor: Skye McNeilPublication: July 13, 2019Publisher: Hot Tree PublishingGenre: RomancePages: 360 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Adopted as an infant, Ireland Leighton grew up in the heart of the Midwest. After inheriting millions from her biological parents, she is determined to help others any way she can. The only string …

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BOOK REVIEW: Start Here by Trish Doller

Title: Start HereAuthor: Trish DollerPublication: August 13, 2019Publisher: Simon PulseGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Willa and Taylor were supposed to spend the summer after high school sailing from Ohio to Key West with their best friend, Finley. But Finley died before graduation, leaving them with a twenty-five-foot …

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BOOK REVIEW: Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)

Title: Teen Titans: RavenAuthor: Kami Garcia (Author) & Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)Publication: July 2, 2019Publisher: DC InkGenre: Graphic Novel SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom–and Raven’s memory–she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night CircusAuthor: Erin MorgensternPublication: September 13, 2011Publisher: AnchorGenre: Historical FantasyPages: 401 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title: The Lovely BonesAuthor: Alice SeboldPublication: July 3, 2002Publisher: Little Brown and CompanyGenre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, TeenPages: 372 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold …

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BOOK REVIEW: Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass

Title: Happily and MadlyAuthor: Alexis BassPublication: May 21, 2019Publisher: Tor TeenGenre: YA Fiction, Thriller/SuspensePages: 345 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny: 1. She will fall happily and madly in love.2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen. The summer before that fateful …

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BOOK REVIEW: Promising You, Promising Me by Tylor Paige

Title: Promising You, Promising MeAuthor: Tylor PaigePublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Amazon Digital PublishingGenre: Romance, LGBTQPages: 371 SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads): Adrian is used to being on the go with the band. Traveling during the day, playing at night, and partying til morning. But now everyone’s getting older and starting to settle …

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BOOK REVIEW: Swamplandia! by by Karen Russell

Title: Swamplandia!Author: Karen RussellPublication: February 1, 2011Publisher: Random HouseGenre: HumorPages: 418 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline–think Buddenbrooks set in the Florida Everglades–and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor known as the “World of Darkness.”  Ava, …

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