Book Review: Lotería

Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti is a masterpiece of magical realism, transporting the reader to the mythical Kingdom of Las Pozas and into a game of chance betwixt Life and Death. Life and Death meet each year to play the card game Lotería with the highest of stakes: a person's life. If Life wins the game, the person [...]

Giftable Kid’s Books with Knoxville Moms

My latest post for the Knoxville Moms is all about the best books to gift kids and teens this holiday season. You can view the post on their site here, and find purchase links at the bottom of this post. Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and Amazon. I will earn a commission (at [...]

Author Interview: Carly Heath of The Reckless Kind

I recently had the pleasure of reading and reviewing author Carly Heath's debut novel The Reckless Kind. You can read the full review here. I couldn’t have been more excited when I was offered the opportunity to interview the author! Photo by Brandy Yi, graciously provided by Carly Heath I loved finding out more about [...]

Book Review: The Reckless Kind

Carly Heath's The Reckless Kind sweeps readers away to a fictional island near Norway in 1904, as a trio of teenagers on the brink of adulthood decide to buck the status quo and live their lives authentically, even if it means isolating themselves from their community. Asta is engaged to an older boy whom her [...]

Book Review: Firekeeper’s Daughter

FireKeeper’s Daughter is officially my new favorite book. I’ve never had an answer before, for anyone asking what my favorite book is, and apparently I have been waiting for this one. There’s a list a mile long of reasons why this novel is so wonderful. The well developed characters, the world so fully made that [...]

Book Review: This May End Badly

Samantha Markum's This May End Badly is a delicious treat of a read, full of memorable characters, a hilarious plot, and just the right amount of heart-tugging realizations to give it some depth, too. Doe waltzes in to her senior year at her beloved boarding school ready to continue the ongoing prank war with their [...]

Book Review: Where It All Lands

One choice. One coin toss. Two outcomes. In Jennie Wexler's Where It All Lands, Stevie is once again the new girl, and she's not happy about it. When she meets best friends Shane and Drew, she feels a tiny bit less like an outcast. But Shane and Drew both want to ask Stevie out. As [...]