Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews, Romance

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Olive’s twin sister Ami got married and won an all-inclusive honeymoon to Hawaii for her and her new husband. However, when almost every wedding guest gets food poisoning at the wedding, Ami insists that Olive take the trip in her place, which sounds great, except she has to go with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who is the best man and the only other wedding guest who didn’t get sick. The two agree to go on the trip and avoid each other at all costs, but this is easier said than done. Will it be worth it in the end or a total disaster of a trip?

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

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When Fixie Farr’s father passes away, she steps up to the plate and runs the housewares shop. Then one day, as she’s sitting in a coffee shop, a handsome stranger asks her to watch his laptop. She not only does that, but saves it from certain disaster as well. Then he leaves his business card and the letters IOU on a coffee sleeve. She intends to write it off, but then her childhood crush, Ryan, comes back on the scene, and is in need of a job. She knows just the person to help – the stranger from the coffee shop. The story continues as the two of them swap IOUs left and right. Will they ever be even?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Children

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino

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Jilly thinks she knows everything, but when her little sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes that’s not quite true after all. Jilly loves fantasy novels, and connects with Derek, another fantasy fan, who also happens to be Deaf. She turns to Derek for advice so she can be a good sister to Emma. Through her friendship with Derek, Jilly learns that the world works differently for different people. 

 

Adult Fiction, Romance

The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

Ages 18+

lucyLucy Sparks wakes up in a hospital after hitting her head to find that most of her memories are a lie. She wonders why her husband is nowhere to be seen, and is horrified when her parents tell her that she’s not actually married. The wedding and marriage that live in her head are examples of what her doctors call false memories, things that she makes up to fill the gaps after her coma. She was in fact engaged at one time, but it was broken off years earlier. She now has a boyfriend, Matt, with whom she lives, but remembers him presently only as a colleague. Lucy is very confused as Matt seems to be a nice person, but she realizes she’s still in love with her ex-fiance. Will she get over her feelings for him and stay with Matt? Or is she destined to be alone after this tragic accident? 

 

LGBTQIA, Romance, YA Fiction

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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Two boys meet at a post office where one of them is attempting to mail a box full of his ex-boyfriend’s things. However, neither ask the other’s name, and they both decide they find each other attractive enough to go on a search and meet up again. But what if they can’t find each other? What if it doesn’t work out? Or what if it’s meant to be? This is a love story of epic proportions that you’d only expect from an Abertalli-Silvera collab that’s not to be missed! 

Middle Grade Fiction

Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

Grades 3 – 6

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Squint’s real name is Flint, but he got his nickname because of the fact that he can’t see very well. He doesn’t have many friends, and uses his free time to finish the comic book he’s working on so he can enter it into an upcoming contest.

McKell is the new girl in school and has a hidden talent of her own that she’s shy about sharing. She takes a liking to Squint, and tries to ward off any kids who tease him about his eyesight. The two become great friends and learn a lot about themselves from each other.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

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Hal begins her day like any other day, down on her luck and reading people’s tarot cards to make ends meet. Then she receives a mysterious letter telling her that her grandmother has died, and that she will indicates she is entitled to a substantial amount of money as the result. There’s only one problem: her grandmother has been dead for twenty years. Still, she decides to try and claim the money, using her skills as a tarot card reader to her advantage. She travels for the funeral, and, upon arrival, realizes something much bigger is amiss than a letter being sent to the wrong person.