REVIEW: The Light Pirate

Wanda is born amidst a hurricane that devastates her family and is indicative of the destruction that is ahead for Florida. This future world has Florida being returned to the wild as storms repeatedly lash it taking life and livelihood. The storytelling is unique and covers the nuts and bolts of survival intertwined with theContinue reading “REVIEW: The Light Pirate”

REVIEW: Our Missing Hearts

Bird is a young boy living in dystopian society where the government is overreaching to maintain “American ideals,” meaning anyone they deem as against the grain can disappear or have their children removed from them. Bird is living with his timid father missing his mother who left under the threat of prosecution. As people ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Our Missing Hearts”

REVIEW: Where the Wandering Ends

This story takes place on the Greek island of Corfu and follows two children from post-war through modern days. Marco is a poor boy whose mother grew up with Prince Phillip (the late Duke of Edinburgh) and while they have little, they hope that connection will benefit them as Greece is torn apart by civilContinue reading “REVIEW: Where the Wandering Ends”

Pub Day Audiobook REVIEW: Our Crooked Hearts

“A book worth hiding is a book worth tugging from a dead woman’s cooling fingers…” ——————– What would you do to protect your secrets? To keep your children from repeating your mistakes?  When strange things start happening to Ivy, she learns just how far her mother has gone to protect her from finding out herContinue reading “Pub Day Audiobook REVIEW: Our Crooked Hearts”

REVIEW: The Ravaged

I love Norman Reedus, so I was excited to check out his debut novel. The Ravaged follows three people, each with different circumstances and backgrounds who are forced into new circumstances and must adapt. Hunter is a bit rough around the edges but has a heart of gold, he’s traveling cross country after the deathContinue reading “REVIEW: The Ravaged”

REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Ooh do we get a story full of teenage drama in this one. Reminiscent of John Green, we got a quirky story about the “It” girl in school who goes “missing.” She leaves a series of notes to her classmates, boyfriend and friends to help them both find her and understand her. Along the wayContinue reading “REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

REVIEW: Sankofa

A Sankofa is an African symbol of a bird that is looking backward towards its feet, it symbolizes the idea that you must look backwards to move forwards. That is Anna’s journey as she is in the midst of a divorce when her mother dies. She never knew her father but she finds a diaryContinue reading “REVIEW: Sankofa”

REVIEW: The Candy House

Full disclosure: I didn’t read the first book of this series. I’m not sure you need to, we get good background on the characters through this one. The title tells us to expect that all is not what it seems. The Candy House is a place that looks lovely and inviting from the outside, butContinue reading “REVIEW: The Candy House”

REVIEW: Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders

I am a total true crime junkie. Dateline, podcasts, documentaries… you name it if someone was killed, raped, kidnapped or drawn into a cult… I am interested. So when I saw this one pop up on’s ALC choices for the month, I prioritized it. I need more true crime books in my life. Listening toContinue reading “REVIEW: Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders”

REVIEW: Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

I’m not sure this book will be for your average reader or even your average non-fiction reader but if you have an interest in genetics or anthropology then this is a must read. Raff explores the varied theories about how indigenous Americans came to live in Alaska, mainland America all the way into South America.Continue reading “REVIEW: Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas”