Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys. #AudiobookChallenge2020 Review

Synopsis Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, […]

The Seven Husbands of Evelyne Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Review. Is the hype deserved? #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. […]

The Diviners by Libba Bray. Audiobook Review. I am so happy to have found a new series! #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his […]

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende #Review @PRHGlobal / @prhinternational #partner

Synopsis In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor […]

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Audiobook review. Funny, heartwarming, sad and frustrating in a good way! #2020AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but […]