Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Book Genre Block - "Young Adult" with 4 young adults
Book Genre Tag "Fantasy" with image of fantasy world of mountains and water

Rating: 4 out of 5.

So, I picked this book up only because of the cover. I didn’t read what it was about, I was just like that looks awesome, and I wasn’t wrong, YAY! 🤣

This is a YA fantasy about a young girl, Joan, who finds out she’s a monster and the boy she was on a date with is a monster-hunter. Unfortunately, the way she finds out is pretty awful, and she has to run for her life!

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Do I Know You? by Sarah Strohmeyer

Person peeking through hole titled "Thriller"
"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Wow, I really enjoyed this book! It was twisty and turny, and kept me guessing constantly! It has a great plot that had some unique things for a thriller.

We have our main character, Jane, who has a unique ability to recognize faces. She’s the epitome of the “I never forget a face” kind of person. Her job places her in an airport watching for known terrorists when she recognizes the face of the woman she thinks killed her sister. From there we are off on a crazy race to get to the bottom of what happened to Jane’s sister.

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The Wise Women by Gina Sorell

Book Genre Block - "General Fiction" Person holding book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Cow Boy Is Not a Cowboy by Gregory Barrington

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Friendship can come from the most unexpected places. Any children’s book that helps kids be accepting of others is a five-star in my mind!

Goat Girl lives on a boring, mundane farm where everything is extremely ordinary. Goat Girl is NOT ordinary. She likes adventure and trying new things. When she runs into Merle, she thinks he’s a cowboy because he’s a COW and a BOY. Merle, however, does not want to be called a cowboy. Goat Girl refuses to give up on pulling Merle out of his shell, and the two of them become quite the adorable pair.

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