Hands Down by Mariana Zapata Review of a book I so wanted to love but fell short

Synopsis Before he was Big Texas, he was Zac the Snack Pack.Bianca Brannen knows time—mostly—heals all wounds. Including those your once loved ones might have unintentionally given you. (Those just take longer.) She thinks she’s ready when a call has her walking back into her old friend’s life. Or at least as prepared as possible […]

Gorgeous cover but …disappointing to me. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust . Review 3,5 stars

Synopsis A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life […]

Adamantine by Rosie Weir Review

Synopsis Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a brilliant scientist and his daughter retreat from a catastrophic global plague. Worried for Molly’s future, James crafts the ultimate gift for his lonely little girl: A sentient AI charged with the task of protecting her and keeping her company in the event he is no longer able to […]

Lingus by Mariana Zapata. Review of a first book #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”When twenty-five-year-old […]

Unpopular Opinion : The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller . Review #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:1) Woo the Shadow King. 2) Marry him. 3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to […]

The Secrets We kep by Lara Prescott. Audiobook review #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Secretaries turned spies, love and duty, and sacrifice—inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool […]