It is Day 6 of the Starry Eyes blog tour and today I am posting my review of Jenn's Bennett's newest release! Starry Eyes was a fantastic read, so keep reading for my thoughts on this adventurous and sweet contemporary young adult novel.
On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.
Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Short Story Pages: 320 Meet Cute is a young adult short story collection by fourteen authors. Each story follows the 'meet cute' trope. I have reviewed each story individually below. Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno - 3/5 stars Siege Etiquette is about a popular girl at a … Continue reading Meet Cute Review
Publication Date: 10 March 2015 Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction Pages: 720 Trigger Warnings: Self-harm and physical and sexual abuse. Spoiler Warning: I tried not to include spoilers but some people may consider some of what I say to be spoilers. Synopsis When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're … Continue reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Review
Before Let You Go is essentially about the strong bond between two sisters who have struggled deeply as children. The readers get snippets of what they endured through Annie's letters every second chapter. But the heart of the story is what is happening in the present, which is from the perspective of Lexie. Annie is addicted to drugs, and is pregnant, which can be damaging to the child's health in their early years. Lexie must decide how far she wants to go to help Annie through this turbulent journey.
Publication Date: 8 March 2018 Publisher: HQ Genre: Thriller/Mystery Pages: 384 Synopsis A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she's not inside. No one ever sees her again. Ten years … Continue reading Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris Review
All work and no play has Autumn Primm in the market for a little excitement. Her Venice Beach coffee shop, The Cat’s Pajamas, is her pride and joy. While she doesn’t mind the long hours, she finds herself staring dreamily out the window, imagining the life she’s yet to lead. The time has come to take off the apron and see what the world has in store.
My latest obsession is Call Me By Your Name. The book was published in 2006 and recently there has been a film based on the book. I watched the film first about two weeks before I read the book. It was definitely one of the best films I have ever seen. Reading the book was a different experience because it differed slightly from the film and it made me think about the characters in new ways. In this post, I will review both the film and the book and determine which comes out on top.
The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.
Publication Date: 6 May 2014 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Pages: 464 Synopsis It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily … Continue reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson Review