The book that I’m going to talk to you about today was a HUGE surprise to me. First of all, because the publishers requested that I read it – and not the other way around. But secondly, because this doesn’t seem like a book that I would normally gravitate to but I absolutely LOVED it. It combined all of these elements that I loved and I thought it was fantastic. Easily one of my all time favourites. So here’s my rave review of The Colours of Death by Patricia Marquez.
One of the books that I read last year that really stuck with me was Taylor Adams’ No Exit. In case you’ve never heard of it, it’s about a young woman stranded at a service station in the middle of a blizzard who notices a child in a cage in one of the other vehicles parked there. What follows is an intense pacing explosive thriller. I would have given it a 5 stars if not for the fact that it was so incredibly gory at times that it made me feel sick. Even thinking about it now gives me the same reaction. But I digress.
Happy pride month, friends! I’m delighted that my first review of the month is filled to the brim of amazing LGBTQIA+ rep. Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on The (Un)Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez. And friends, it was as good as I expected. It’s an incredible coming-of-age story that carefully examines identity and the assumptions we make about others. There are plenty of fun pop culture references in here including Parks and Rec (my favourite!) and The West Wing (which I also LOVE) so you know it’s going to be a good one. So let’s explore the book in a bit more detail, shall we?
Summer, summer, summertime… It’s time for round 2 of my summer reading challenge and I am so excited to share this year’s prompts with you! As always, there’s a nice mix of summer themed and general reading prompts. However, this year we won’t be following the astronomical calendar. Instead, the challenge will run throughout June, July and August! (Which is ideal if, like me, you want to start your spooky season reads in September!)
Hello! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a brand new book review! This week I’m talking about an exciting debut that’s both a thriller AND a satire. It’s a book that’s going to get a lot of buzz over the next few months. And I loved it so much. After reading that final page, I was left speechless. It’s so great. So without any further ado, here’s my review of The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris.
Happy Monday! This week I’m throwing not one but TWO book reviews your way. The first of the two is a non-fiction that’s somewhat of a true crime book. It doesn’t focus on any grizzly murders or other violent crimes. But rather on online scammers and how we all fall prey to social media. Sounds interesting, right? I was VERY excited to read this one and now I’m equally excited to share my review. So without any further ado, here’s my review of Hype by Gabrielle Bluestone.