Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Ages 18+

Survive the Night

What a wild ride! Charlie meets fellow student Josh near the ride board. at their college The board is meant for students to meet up and get rides home with each other. Charlie has a difficult past, having lost both her parents in a car crash, as well as having her roommate and best friend murdered by the Campus Killer. As she continues with ride home with Josh, Charlie suspects something is off about him, and finds holes in his story. This one kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Survive the Night is Sager’s best one yet!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Series, YA Fiction

Pumpkin by Julie Murphy

Grades 9 – 12

Pumpkin (Dumplin', #3)

The third installment of the Dumplin’ series follows Waylon Russel Brewer, an overweight, openly gay senior in high school who has a twin sister named Clementine. Their plan is to move to Austin after graduation, but when Clementine deviates from their plan, Waylon decides to create an audition tape for a drag queen show and submit it. But when the tape goes viral and the whole school sees it, he gets nominated as Prom Queen as a joke. Waylon decides to own it, and go with the flow, but can he pull it off?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

You Will Remember Me by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Ages 18+

You Will Remember Me

A man wakes up on the beach with a gash in his head and can’t remember who he is.. Lily Reid’s boyfriend Jack went missing and she is desperate to have him back. Maya Scott is frantically looking for her estranged stepbrother Asher, and when she finds him, his memory is missing. The enthralling story takes readers on a journey as all of these lives intertwine, and it is a wild ride!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Ages 18+

Golden Girl

Vivian Howe is a prolific writer with grown children who is killed by a hit and run driver. She goes to the Beyond, where her mentor Martha helps her by letting her see what is going on below for one summer. She watches the police investigate her death, and is worried that a secret in her latest unfinished novel will come to light and destroy her reputation. Filled with mystery and intrigue, this is one you don’t want to miss!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Ages 18+

The Soulmate Equation

Jess Davis is a single mom and a statistician whose parents aren’t in her life, but that’s okay because her grandparents help her raise her 7-year-old daughter Juno. She is convinced she doesn’t have time to date – until she hears about the GeneticAlly, a DNA-based dating company – and is intrigued. However, she is a 98% match with the company’s founder, and can’t quite wrap her head around it. Is it be too good to be true? Christina Lauren does it again – I was sucked in from beginning to end.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Children, Middle Grade Fiction

The Best Worst Summer by Elizabeth Eulberg

Grades 4 – 6

The Best Worst Summer

Told in alternating timelines in 1989 and 2021, this adorable book about two sets of best friends hit the mark for me. It is the best summer for Jessica and Melissa who are BFFs in 1989, and the worst summer for Peyton, who has just moved four hours away (which might as well be 100 hours away) from her own best friend. She is very bummed out until she finds a time capsule that Melissa and Jessica buried when they were kids in the 80s, and explores it, and history, with her new friend Lucas. Eulberg takes readers on an adventure they won’t soon forget.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

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.