This book was so freaking good!!! This is a post-apoc story with a strong female lead, but told through multiple views then weave together to tell a heart-racing story of desperation, danger, and survival.
I was sucked into this one from page one, and I couldn’t put it down! I did realize about halfway through that this is book 2 in a series, but honestly, I was able to read this as a standalone, however, I want to go back and read book 1 now!
Well this was a delightful thriller! Lux and her boyfriend Nico end up chartering two girls to a deserted island for 2 weeks. When they get there, there meet a couple that is also visiting. The group becomes friends just enjoys partying and hanging out. Then things start to go sideways when another visitor comes to the island and people start dying.
This book is a wonderful learning book for middle grade readers! It’s an easy-to-read chapter book that tells a story and teaches the dangers of our connected electronics.
Alicia and her friends love to play Tully Town, an online game where they earn game money to buy outfits and items for their characters and their homes. When they decide to throw a Tully Town Halloween party at Cathy’s house, Cathy joins a different site to get free Tully Town money. To do so, she provides her login, and soon Cathy can’t access her Tully Town account.
This was an interesting story. The characters are excited to travel to America to solve a mystery! They get to meet new friends on their adventure in Washington DC, and they learn some interesting facts!
The story is told through rhyme, which I always enjoy in kid’s books. The plot takes the characters on a mission to solve the case of the mission hot dogs and missing marshmallows, but they also get to learn about healthy food choices as well! Overall, this was a good story with a really fun resolution that my daughter loved!
I love the title of this one. The “Wise Women” are two sisters and a mom with the last name Wise. Wendy Wise, the mom, has spent her life creating a brand for herself with her “Wise Words” through her advice column. When her daughter discovers that her husband stole her money for a company investment when she thought it went to buying her home, the three Wise women come back together to help each other.
Okay…this one is full of steamy fabulous heat! These two characters had great chemistry that had me nodding my head and saying, “yes you should be together”! The business talk had me much less interested though…
The one night stand happened pretty fast, and led into what I thought would be the enemies part of the story. It didn’t feel like an enemies to lovers though. For me, it was really a lovers with an obstacle to overcome to be together, and that was fine. I was there for it!
This was the western I have been waiting for! A young girl doing everything she can to save her mother in a town filled with dangers around every corner.
Carissa is a stand-out character in this story! She is 12-years-old, and she is stronger than anyone can imagine. She finds out that the brothel her mother works at is drugging her mother, and she is not having any of that. She sets out on a journey to help and save her mom.
Holy smokes, this book was AMAZING! I couldn’t stop reading this one!
When Sena was young, she lost her moms to the famous race that her planet is known for. That’s really all her planet has. It’s freezing cold all the time, constantly under some sort of storm, and filled with corporate gangsters. When Sena ends up in trouble with one of the gang boss’s she ends up unintentionally stealing a fighting wolf from him. On the run from the boss, she ends up doing the one thing she swore she would never do…help with the race.
Captivating, beautiful, and dangerous, Daughters of War is a historical fiction that you won’t be able to put down!
Three sisters living in France in 1944 are living with a German occupation. Hélène, Elise and Florence live together after the loss of their father. The sisters are each living their own lives, and we get to know each one’s personality throughout the story. As the story progresses, we find that each sister has to make decisions and actions that could put everyone at risk.
Ponce is a story told through two different view points. We have Ponce and Juarez giving their perspectives on this adventure. I liked that this is told with moments that made me laugh, and yet, I also took time to consider the statement that opens the book.
Okay, this book was an absolute delight! I got to experience the life of an expat, but through the lens of how it affects a marriage and the individuals involved.
I felt like Em was sitting down with a cup of coffee and telling me the stories of her life. It was a conversation weaving fun moments with ones of heartbreak. Em’s experiences as the wife of someone who chooses to live outside the US for extended periods of time for work was so interesting. I’ve traveled to China, and I found those parts of the story something I connected to, and laughed at, as I had some of those experiences. Other locations though were completely new for me, and I loved learning more about them! I loved the entire story, and I highly recommend it!
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