ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Love In English by Maria E. Andreu

Grades 9 – 12

The novel follows sixteen-year-old Ana who has just moved from Argentina for her junior year in high school. She’s a bright girl, but the language barrier proves to be difficult for her. She meets Americans at school, as well as other foreign students like herself in her ESL class, and begins to find her way. The author includes “#” symbols to indicate when English is spoken and Ana doesn’t understand what’s being said. This is brilliant, and gives the reader a real feel for what it’s like to not know what’s going on, and understand Ana on a different level. 

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Memory Lane by Sara Shepard

Ages 18+

Cassie and Alex are mother and daughter, respectively. They participate in a mother-daughter science experiment where Alex receives Cassie’s memories from when she was in her early twenties. However, Cassie can’t remember specific details of when she was pregnant with Alex at that time. Alex slowly receives the memories overtime, and the experience isn’t what either woman expected. 

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

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!