Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

Cheat Day by Liv Stratman

Ages 18+

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Kit and David are college sweethearts who have been married for twelve years. David has a successful career and travels a lot, leaving Kit home in a rut. She sometimes works at her sister’s bakery, but often quits and then goes back again, while looking for a more ambitious job in the interim. Kit soon starts to fall for Matt, a carpenter who has been installing new shelves in the bakery. She starts to cheat on her diet and her husband. Filled with secrets and lies, Cheat Day is a fun debut.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Ages 18+

The Maidens

From the very beginning, we know that Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this the main character, Mariana, is certain. Fosca is a Greek tragedy professor at the Cambridge University and is loved by both his colleagues and students, especially the group of women known as The Maidens. Mariana is a group therapist who becomes obsessed with Fosca when one of the Maidens is found murdered. This thriller is twisty and a great sophomore novel to follow up The Silent Patient.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Series

Win by Harlan Coben

Ages 18+

Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III, #1)

Readers will recognize Win from Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series, but will be pleased that there is a new series devoted to Win. A robbery was committed at Patricia Lockwood’s family estate, and she was abducted on top of it. She escaped, but so did her captors. Now, over twenty years later, Win is on the hunt to find them and bring them to justice. This thriller is not to be missed!

Thanks to for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Nonfiction

Remember by Lisa Genova

Ages 18+

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting

Remember is a nonfiction book by neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova about memories and the brain. She discusses how the brains of people with Alzheimer’s work as well as why we remember traumatic experiences, like exactly where we were when 9/11 happened, but not what we ate for dinner last Wednesday. This is because the routine things in our lives are just that – routine, nothing special, and when something out of the ordinary happens, we are most likely to remember it. An in depth look at the brain and our memories, this book definitely piqued my interest and made me want to learn more.     

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Grades 9 – 12

Tokyo Ever After

Izumi (sometimes known to her family and friends as Izzy or Zoom Zoom) just found out she’s a princess. Her father, who her mother never talks about, is a prince living in Japan. She is instantly sure she has to go visit him and find out more about who she is. She travels to Japan, not quite sure what to expect – although she’s hoping it’s fancy dresses and tiaras – but is surprised when she finds out it’s not all glitz and glam. Stuck between two worlds, will Izumi ever find her true self?

Thanks to the publisher for a review copy of this book.