YA book review · Young Adult

Opiate Jane by Jessica K. Baker

Originally published in School Library Journal, October, 2019. Gr 9 & up: In and out of foster homes and unable to trust anyone, Jane, 15, is thick-skinned and wise beyond her years. Not a typical teenager, Jane takes care of her 4 year old sister and heroin-addicted, single mother each time she relapses. After switching schools… Continue reading Opiate Jane by Jessica K. Baker

Adult Fiction book review

Been There Done That by Hope Ellis

Been There Done That, an all-new second-chance romantic standalone by debut author Hope Ellis, is coming March 31st! About the Book ZORA LEFFERSBEE’S once perfect life is no longer perfect. Her tenure at the University is in question, funding for her employees uncertain, and her faux-fiancé, Jackson James’s unpredictability is wearing on her last nerve.… Continue reading Been There Done That by Hope Ellis

Children's Book Review · Middle Grade Fiction

My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

    My Fate According to the Butterfly is a wonderful debut, coming-of-age, middle grade fiction story that takes place in the Philippines. This is a beautiful portrayal of family, friendship, and forgiveness which tackles an important, tough subject - drug addiction, its affects on the abuser and their family, and the long recovery process.… Continue reading My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

Adult Fiction book review

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone tells the tale of a mother's worst nightmare: someone taking her children and no one believing her. They were here with her one minute and gone the next. And now fingers of the townspeople and the law are pointing at her. She was desperate to leave her abusive husband and set out… Continue reading Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Adult Fiction book review · Uncategorized

Lone Star by Paullina Simons

Lone Star will be published on November 24, 2015. I was drawn to this book at first because I absolutely loved The Bronze Horseman series by Paullina Simons. I hoped this story would be as beautiful, and it certainly is. Lone Star is the story of four teenagers, getting ready to graduate from high school… Continue reading Lone Star by Paullina Simons