Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Ages 18+

The Safe Place

Emily has just lost her job and her talent agent, and she’s at a loss of what to do next. Then her former boss, Scott Denny, tells her she was fired in error, but that he has a better position for her in mind: to be his personal assistant/nanny/housekeeper on his estate in France, where he lives with his wife and young daughter. Emily is hesitant at first but figures, what choice does she have? She goes for it. She soon realizes that she should have listened to her gut: the Dennys are hiding something, and it’s big. Plus, she hasn’t been able to leave in weeks and is beginning to feel trapped there. Will she ever escape?

Thanks to the author for a review copy of this book. It is out July 14th, 2020!

ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

Ages 18+

A Good Marriage

Attorney Lizzie Kitzakis is working late when she gets a call from her old friend Zack Grayson. He begs her to be his attorney and tells her that he’s been arraigned for elbowing a police officer in the face, albeit accidentally. What’s more, his wife is dead and he’s the prime suspect. This thriller has all the twists and turns you’d expect and many you don’t.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Ages 18+

Big Summer

An excellent book about body positivity filled with twists and turns! Daphne has been big for her whole life, and whether it was kids in school or her own grandmother, she was teased and made to feel bad about herself because of her weight. Now as an adult, she is an influencer on Instagram and has just landed a new job in the fashion world, tasked with taking photos and promoting the clothes. In addition, Drue Cavanaugh, her frenemy from her school days is getting married and asks Daphne to be her maid of honor after a less than stellar apology for how she treated her back in the day. Will Daphne forgive her and be able to move on?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Ages 18+

The Happy Ever After Playlist

Sloan Monroe finds a lost puppy named Tucker and is having trouble tracking down his owner. When she finally does weeks later, she finds out that he and his band are on tour in Australia. Jason wants Tucker back, but after all this time caring for him, Sloan isn’t going to give him back without a fight. 

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon

Grades 9 – 12

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

When Liliana Cruz is accepted into METCO, a new school that has a desegregation program, she faces new challenges of going from the majority to the minority, as a Latinx at a predominately white school. She has to lighten up if she wants to fit in at her new school. Not only that, but she has to deal with the reality that her father isn’t just on a work trip, but has been deported back to Guatemala. With things seemingly falling apart in every aspect of her life, is Liliana strong enough to overcome?

Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer

Ages 18+

Girls of Summer

Lisa Hudson is a divorcee with two adult children of her own named Juliet and Theo. The three of them all get love stories and romance ensues on Nantucket. Lisa is taken with her carpenter, Mack Whitney, despite the fact that she is ten years older than he. Juliet meets newcomer Ryder Hastings who is looking for a new adventure, and Theo falls for Mack’s daughter Beth, but will it work out for everyone involved?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

ARC Reviews, Children

My Video Game Ate My Homework by Dustin Hansen

My Video Game Ate My HomeworkGrades 3 – 6

Dewey Jenkins is determined to get an A+ on his volcano science project so that he doesn’t have to go to summer school. In addition, he has a chance to win a virtual reality video game console. Everything is just fine until Dewey’s best friend Ferg gets a hold of the console and breaks it. Ferg asks Dewey to help him fix it, and suddenly the two friends find themselves inside of a video game with Dewey’s sister Beatrice and her friend Kat. Worst of all, Dewey’s science project is along for the ride. Can he and his friends rescue and volcano and get back before the science fair?

Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Ages 18+

Beach Read

January Andrews and Augustus Everett are writers who polar opposites. January writes romances with happily-ever-afters and Gus kills everyone off by the end. They also each have writers block and are searching for a way to combat it. Then one thing leads to another and they have a deal to write in each other’s style to squash the writer’s block once and for all. Can Gus write a juice romance novel and will January bring herself to write a bloodbath?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

Ages 18+

The Wife Who Knew Too Much

Tabitha Girard and Connor Ford dated when they were younger, and he broke her heart. To her, it meant more than just a summer fling. As it turns out, Connor married for money, but his heart always belonged to Tabitha. Years later, when Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, Tabitha sets her sights on him again. She stops in her tracks, however, when she finds a diary written by Nina, who fears for her life: “If I die unexpectedly, blame Connor — and her.” Who is “her,” Tabitha wonders, and what secrets has Connor been hiding?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.