Review- You Should See Me in a Crown

Review- You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in [...]

Review- The Wife Upstairs

Review- The Wife Upstairs

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled [...]

Review- Legendborn (Could I Have Read My Favourite Book of the Year Already?!)

Review- Legendborn (Could I Have Read My Favourite Book of the Year Already?!)

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A [...]

Festive Reviews- Jingle Wars & Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Festive Reviews- Jingle Wars & Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Jingle Wars by R. Holmes & Veronica Eden Two inns, one town, and there’s not enough room for the both of them. Add in a reindeer-ish donkey, a Christmas competition, and a rivalry to end all rivalries and you’re bound to end up in disaster, right? Finn Mayberry has enough on his plate trying to [...]

Two Mini Festive Book Reviews- Faking Under the Mistletoe & Wrapped Up In You

Two Mini Festive Book Reviews- Faking Under the Mistletoe & Wrapped Up In You

Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd Olivia Langley is the human embodiment of Christmas cheer, and she has absolutely no problem spreading it around for all to hear. Christmas sweaters? She has twenty. Christmas cookies? She’ll take three dozen. Christmas movies? Yeah, she’s seen them all. So it’s no surprise when she’s put in [...]

Review- Transcendent Kingdom

Review- Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her [...]