// Audio Book Review // You Will Be Mine by: Natasha Preston #Audiobook #BookReview #YouWillBeMine

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You Will Be Mine by: Natasha Preston
Published February 6, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire
Young Adult/Mystery/Thriller

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
WATCH YOUR BACK
I’M COMING FOR YOU

Lylah and her friends can’t wait to spend a night out together. Partying is the perfect way to let loose from the stress of life and school, and Lylah hopes that hitting the dance floor with Chace, her best friend, will bring them closer together. She’s been crushing on him since they met. If only he thought of her the same way…

The girls are touching up their makeup and the guys are sliding on their coats when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope sits on the doormat. It’s an anonymous note addressed to their friend Sonny. A secret admirer? Maybe. They all laugh it off.

Except Sonny never comes home. And a new note arrives:

YOUR TURN Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // You Will Be Mine by: Natasha Preston #Audiobook #BookReview #YouWillBeMine”

// Book Review // The Lost Night by: Andrea Bartz #BookReview #TheLostNight

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The Lost Night by: Andrea Bartz
Published February 26, 2019 by Crown
Mystery/Fiction

What really happened the night Edie died? Ten years later, her best friend Lindsay will learn how unprepared she is for the truth.

In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. Mercurial and beguiling, she was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft and treating the city like their playground. When Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night, no one could believe it. Grief, shock, and resentment scattered the group and brought the era to an abrupt end.

A decade later, Lindsay has come a long way from the drug-addled world of Calhoun Lofts. She has devoted best friends, a cozy apartment, and a thriving career as a magazine’s head fact-checker. But when a chance reunion leads Lindsay to discover an unsettling video from that hazy night, she starts to wonder if Edie was actually murdered—and, worse, if she herself was involved. As she rifles through those months in 2009—combing through case files, old technology, and her fractured memories—Lindsay is forced to confront the demons of her own violent history to bring the truth to light. Continue reading “// Book Review // The Lost Night by: Andrea Bartz #BookReview #TheLostNight”

// Audio Book Review // When the Stars Lead to You by: Ronni Davis #AudioBook #BookReview #WhenTheStarsLeadToYou

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When the Stars Lead to You by: Ronni Davis
Published November 12, 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Young Adult/Contemporary

Eighteen-year-old Devon longs for two things.

The stars.
And the boy she fell in love with last summer.

When Ashton breaks Devon’s heart at the end of the most romantic and magical summer ever, she thinks her heart will never heal again. But over the course of the following year, Devon finds herself slowly putting the broken pieces back together.

Now it’s senior year, and she’s determined to enjoy every moment of it as she prepares for a future studying the galaxies. That is, until Ashton shows up on the first day of school. Can she forgive him and open her heart again? Or are they doomed to repeat history? Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // When the Stars Lead to You by: Ronni Davis #AudioBook #BookReview #WhenTheStarsLeadToYou”

// Book Review // Temporary Wife Temptation by: Jayci Lee #TemporaryWifeTemptation #BookReview

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Temporary Wife Temptation by: Jayci Lee
Published February 4, 2020 by Harlequin Desire
Romance/Contemporary

Much more than he bargained for…

“You want me to find you a wife?”

“No. I want you to be my wife.”

Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all… Continue reading “// Book Review // Temporary Wife Temptation by: Jayci Lee #TemporaryWifeTemptation #BookReview”

// Audio Book Review // Imaginary Friend by: Stephen Chbosky #Horror #ImaginaryFriend #Audiobook

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Imaginary Friend by: Stephen Chbosky
Published October 1, 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
Mystery/Horror/Fiction

Imagine… Leaving your house in the middle of the night. Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she’s just as scared as you.

Imagine… Starting a new school, making friends. Seeing how happy it makes your mother. Hearing a voice, calling out to you.

Imagine… Following the signs, into the woods. Going missing for six days. Remembering nothing about what happened.

Imagine… Something that will change everything… And having to save everyone you love. Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // Imaginary Friend by: Stephen Chbosky #Horror #ImaginaryFriend #Audiobook”

// Book Review // The Library of Lost things by: Laura Taylor Namey #BookReview #LauraTaylorNamey

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The Library of Lost Things by: Laura Taylor Namey
Published October 8, 2019 by Inkyard Press
Young Adult/Contemporary/Books About Books

From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy. Continue reading “// Book Review // The Library of Lost things by: Laura Taylor Namey #BookReview #LauraTaylorNamey”

// Book Review // Little Sister: A Memoir by: Patricia Walsh Chadwick #Review #Memoir #Autobiography

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Little Sister: A Memoir by: Patricia Walsh Chadwick
Published April 2, 2019 by Post Hill Press
Autobiography

They promised her heaven, but there was no savior.

Imagine an eighteen-year-old American girl who has never read a newspaper, watched television, or made a phone call. An eighteen-year-old-girl who has never danced—and this in the 1960s.

It is in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Leonard Feeney, a controversial (soon to be excommunicated) Catholic priest, has founded a religious community called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Center’s members—many of them educated at Harvard and Radcliffe—surrender all earthly possessions and aspects of their life, including their children, to him. Patricia Chadwick was one of those children, and Little Sister is her account of growing up in the Feeney sect.

Separated from her parents and forbidden to speak to them, Patricia bristles against the community’s draconian rules, yearning for another life. When, at seventeen, she is banished from the Center, her home, she faces the world alone, without skills, family, or money but empowered with faith and a fierce determination to succeed on her own, which she does, rising eventually to the upper echelons of the world of finance and investing. Continue reading “// Book Review // Little Sister: A Memoir by: Patricia Walsh Chadwick #Review #Memoir #Autobiography”