ARC Reviews, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Amina’s Song by Hena Khan

Grades 4 – 6

The second book in the Amina’s Voice series begins as Amina is finishing her trip to Pakistan, and she’s excited to share her experiences with her friends once she returns back home. They don’t seem interested, however, and when she does a school project on Malala Yousafzai, her classmates focus on the negative parts of the story instead of seeing Pakistan for the beauty of it that is in Amina’s eyes. 

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Ages 18+

Ambrosia Wellington graduated from Wesleyan College 10 years ago, and is dreading going to the reunion, not only because she just plain doesn’t want to go, but she receives an anonymous note from someone who wants revenge for something she and her college bff did all those years ago. Fast-paced and intriguing, this thriller is not to be missed!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Romance

The Affair by Danielle Steel

Ages 18+

Rose McCarthy is a successful editor at Mode magazine, and nothing can break her stride. Well, almost nothing. When she receives a pitch to feature Hollywood’s hottest young actress on the cover, she is shaken because the actress is exposed as having a steamy affair with Rose’s son-in-law. Rose’s daughter Nadia is crushed, and struggles to keep news of the affair away from her young children. Nadia’s sisters swoop in and do everything in their power to protect their sister, but is it enough?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine

Ages 18+

Addison is about to get married, but she’s nervous because she doesn’t really know who she is. A few years ago she was rescued by a kindly man who found her by the side of the road, but her memory never returned, so she made up a name and an identity.

In Boston, Julian is trying to figure out where his wife Cassandra is and why she would have disappeared two years ago and leave him and their seven-year-old daughter behind.

Constantine’s new novel is psychologically twisty and page-turny!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Books

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!

I have been MIA for December, sorry about that! It was a busy month, but I did manage to get quite a lot of reading done. I read 24 books, and surpassed my yearly goal of 300 books by completing 315 for 2020.

I am super excited for this year and have been keeping a list of all the books that are being published this year, as well as some backlist books that I’ve been meaning to read that I MUST read this year!

Take a look at the books I read in December, and get ready for posts about the books I’ll read this year! Happy reading!

Books

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Ages 18+

The Dutch House

Ever since listening to James Franco narrate The Dead Zone by Stephen King, I have been more interested in audiobooks lately. I love going for walks and listening to them at the same time. Tom Hanks narrated The Dutch House and it was excellent. It was my first experience with an Ann Patchett book and I very much enjoyed the story. Narrated by one of the main character, Danny, we are taken through his life living at the Dutch House with his father and sister Maeve as well as life after he gets married and has his own children. A family saga filled with secrets and intrigue, The Dutch House is not to be missed!

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Science Fiction

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Ages 18+

The Dead Zone

I listened to the audiobook version of this book and absolutely loved it! Johnny Smith had a hockey accident on the ice as a child, and then a car accident as an adult which left him in a coma for almost 5 years. His life not only drastically changed after he woke up from the coma, but he was given a special ability to see things both past and future just by touching people. Now he is on a case helping out the local sheriff, and a hometown hero.