Adult Fiction book review

Love at First Fight by Carrie Aarons

Librarian Laura's Review of Love at First Fight Spending the summer at a luxury beach house in the Hamptons with a bunch of friends? Sounds perfect, right? Well, that's what overworked and underpaid inner-city schoolteacher Molly Archer thought too. Until Justin,the boyfriend she rented the house with and was planning to be with for a… Continue reading Love at First Fight by Carrie Aarons

Adult Fiction book review

The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

About the Book I know I should stay away from Ian Parker. But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any. Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into… Continue reading The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

YA book review · Young Adult

Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

Originally published in School Library Journal, March 2020. Gr 9 & Up: After being kicked out of public school for a violent outburst and sent to anger management, high school senior Chamomile Myles enrolls at Gill School, a place of uniforms and typical teenage anxiety. Cham struggles to balance her two-sided universe: school with worries about prom,… Continue reading Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

Adult Fiction book review

Into the Blue by Robin Huber

Okay, first...how about this amazing gorgeous cover!? If this book cover doesn't put you in the mood for a relaxing vacation by the ocean, I don't know what will! This book was so hard to put down! It started on a very suspenseful note and just keep getting better and better as the romance heated… Continue reading Into the Blue by Robin Huber

Adult Fiction book review

The Comeback by Ella Berman

An August Read with Jenna Book Club pick, The Comeback, debut novel by Ella Berman portrays a behind-the-scenes look at the not-so-glamourous side of growing up in the spotlight of Hollywood fame. This book tackles tough subjects of sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse, and crumbling marital and familial relationships. The plot is rather timely… Continue reading The Comeback by Ella Berman

Adult Fiction book review

Engagement & Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage, an all-new romantic comedy meets cozy mystery featuring fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is now available! About the Book Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged! But all is not well in Green Valley. A… Continue reading Engagement & Espionage by Penny Reid

Adult Fiction book review

The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

Originally published in Library Journal, March 1, 2020. When his mother is sent to prison for stabbing his abusive father, Michael, 11, is sent to live with his aunt DeeDee. The next-door-neighbor, Bunny Lampert, is the rich princess of North Shore, having lost her mother in a car accident and her father is an alcoholic… Continue reading The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

Adult Fiction book review

The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

Originally published in Library Journal, February 2020. Based on the incredible true story of her mother's life, Abriel's novel set during and immediately following WWII is both moving and captivating. Jewish teenagers in Budapest, Vera and Edith, narrowly escape from the cattle car headed to Auschwitz, carrying both of their mothers. Believing their parents and… Continue reading The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

Adult Fiction book review

Star Bright by Staci Hart

If this book doesn't bring you Gatsby vibes, I don't know what will! Star Bright is a new contemporary standalone romance novel by Staci Hart that brings all the glitz, glam, and lavishness of the social lives of a super rich group of trust fund kids. This is the first book in the new Bright… Continue reading Star Bright by Staci Hart

Adult Fiction book review

Love Starts Here by Traci Borum

Jill McCallister, a seasoned mystery author with a bad case of writer's block, is having a hard time coming up with an idea for a new book, which is due to her editor soon. Thinking it will refresh her brain and help her to reset and hopefully spark new ideas, she asks her for a… Continue reading Love Starts Here by Traci Borum