Category Archives: Romance

Review: ‘Burn Baby Burn’ by Meg Medina #SRC

Set against the backdrop of New York City in 1977, Burn Baby Burn takes place when things were changing for women, a serial killer was on the loose, a city was failing, it was the hottest summer on record, and disco was queen. Nora López can’t... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Last Time We Were Us’ by Leah Konen #SRC

I love stories that don’t give up all of the inside information immediately. It’s like the difference between those people who have no filter and tell you everything right after you say “nice to meet you,” and the ones who wait... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Local Girl Swept Away’ by Ellen Wittlinger #BookBirthday

Lorna has always been the de facto leader of ther little group that includes her boyfriend, Finn, Jackie, and Lucas. She always added a lot of fun, recklessness and energy to their gang, and the three of them would follow her anywhere. So when Lorna... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Unexpected Everything’ by Morgan Matson #SRC

I absolutely loved the superbly crafted Since You’ve Been Gone, so I knew when I saw this book by Morgan Matson that points were already in her favor. Points for me, too, since I was so right. Andie Walker has been doing everything... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Alice in Wonderland High’ by Rachel Shane #2016HW

Re-imagining fairy tales and their sistren has been a hot commodity lately in the book world. You’ve got a built-in audience of people who already know the story and will enjoy trying to find the similarities with their favorite stories. And... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Fall of Butterflies’ by Andrea Portes #SRC

Willa Parker (whose name you don’t know until Chapter 5) has decided to leave her cafeteria table of gentle misfits and go to boarding school. Though she hasn’t spoken to her mother in a long while, she knew her mom could pull the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Breakfast with Neruda’ by Laura Moe #SRC

Michael Flynn’s life has become pretty atypical for a high school student. Due to his mother’s hoarding problem, he has lived in his car for the past few months. And then there was an incident involving his now former best friend that... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Goldfish’ by Nat Luurtsema #BookBirthday #MyBirthday

What if you had a plan for around ten years that was going (cough) swimmingly? And your best (and pretty much only) friend was always by your side? What would you do if your plan disintegrated for you, but not for your bff? What would you do if the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘How We Fall’ by Kate Brauning #2016HW

I don’t know what to say. I just didn’t get what the point of the story was. It’s not poorly written; it’s just, well, skeevy. Like, an actual how-to manual for dating your first cousin. Jackie’s family moved from... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Square Root of Summer’ by Harriet Reuter Hapgood #2016SRC

I am still at a complete loss as to how to describe this book. I wouldn’t say that the premise is new, or the situations, or even the characters: it is the storytelling itself that felt new. Gottie Oppenheimer is the second-born in a... Read More | Share it now!