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.

ARC Reviews, Romance

In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Ages 18+

In a Holidaze

Mae and Andrew’s families have been friends since their parents grew up together and they always vacation at her mom’s friend’s cabin during Christmastime. This year’s no different, except that Mae keeps experiencing the same days over and over, like in the movie Groundhog Day. Can she get out of the loop long enough to tell Andrew she’s been in love with him since she was a young teen? This book was amazing! I adored Mae and Andrew’s story and I couldn’t put it down. Christina Lauren doesn’t disappoint!

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Ages 18+

The Book of Two Ways

Dawn survives a crash landing of the airplane she’s on, and her life is split in two from then on. At home is her loving husband Brian and their teenaged daughter, and in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who still has Dawn’s heart after fifteen years. The novel takes place in parallel times in the main character’s life, and she must choose between the two. Will Dawn continue on to Boston and go home to her family or fly to Egypt to reconnect with Wyatt?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Grades 9 – 12

Breathless

Claudine Henry’s life is uprooted when her parents get divorced and her mother whisks her away to an island off the coast of Georgia for the summer right after her high school graduation. She is separated from her best friend and all that feels comfortable and familiar. This is a beautiful coming of age story about friends and first love.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.