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 Netgalley.com 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.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller

The Last Thing She Remembers by J.S. Monroe

Ages 18+

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The main character doesn’t remember who she is, let alone her first name. She arrives at the train station and realizes her bag has been stolen – so she doesn’t have I.D. to help her. She does remember where she lives, however. She goes to her home, only to find a couple living there who say that it’s their home, and don’t recognize her either. Will she ever figure out who she is? This thriller gripped me from the first page to the last. 

ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Once Upon A Quinceanera by Monica Gomez-Hira

Grades 9 – 12

Once Upon a Quinceañera

Carmen Aguilar is upset because she has to spend her summer doing an unpaid internship where she has to get all dressed up in the Miami heat and perform for her cousin’s quinceanera. What’s more, her dance partner is her ex, someone who she never wanted to have to see or interact with again after their breakup. In order to find her “happily ever after,” she has to learn to leave the past in the past.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Olive by Emma Gannon

Ages 18+

Olive

Olive is very close to her best friends, but when they start to marry and have kids, she feels less connected to them. What’s more, she’s decided she has no desire to have children of her own one day. She’s absolutely sure of it. Fast paced and moving, I would recommend Gannon’s debut novel to all my friends.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Ages 18+

Shiver

Milla is invited to a reunion with 4 of her friends in the French Alps with a cryptic message, but she’s intrigued. She hasn’t seen them for 10 years and is excited to reconnect. They’ll be missing their friend Saskia, however, who disappeared all those years ago. Will they ever find out what happened to her? This is a gripping debut that’s not to be missed!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Everything After by Jill Santopolo

Ages 18+

Everything After

Emily is a psychologist at NYU, helping college students. She’s married and desperately wants a child with her husband Ezra. She also has a past – she was once in a band with her boyfriend Rob, and she is haunted by the fact that her present very closely mirrors her past. Then she hears a song on the radio about the woman who got away – and the melody is very familiar to her. She wonders – who is she really meant to be?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

Grades 9 – 12

A Pho Love Story

In the same vein as This Is My Brain In Love by I.W. Gregorio, this story is a Vietnamese Romeo and Juliet. Bao and Linh’s families have competing restaurants and are enemies, but the two of them are friends – and are starting to become more. Can their families handle it or will everything fall apart?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Girls With Bright Futures by Tracey Dobmeier & Wendy Katzman

Grades 9 – 12

Girls with Bright Futures

There are three mother-daughter pairs in this story, and they daughters are all competing to be accepted to the same college – the famous Stanford University – except Stanford has just informed the school that it will only be accepting one more student from their private high school. The race is on for each of the three girls to submit the best essays and grades with their application and beat each other out for that coveted spot. May the best girl win…

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.