More than We can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer: Review. Loved the male MC the female MC …not so much!

Synopsis *While this book exists in the same universe as Letters to the Lost, it is a standalone title.*Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his […]

This! This is why I read! A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. How to shatter all prejudices. Review

Synopsis It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of […]

I Have Lost my Way by Gayle Forman…when I cried on the Eurostar and my daughter just pretended I was NOT her mom!

Synopsis A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay. Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving in New […]

The Mortician’s Daughter by C.C. Hunter : 5 stars review and broken Kindle!

Synopsis Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him. Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only […]

When books hit you like a mack truck …

Like many of you I’m an avid reader, compulsive even. I’ve read more than 8.000 books in my whole live so far. But how many really last in my memories and why? This will be about books that’ve been either so inspirational/moving or so disappointing that I still remember years later.   ♥ On my […]

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

More than 5 stars for this book given by a very good and inspired friend. The author said about this book: ”I wanted to write about young people who struggle to lead lives of dignity and find beauty in a forgotten, unglamorous place. Who wonder what becomes of dreams once they cross the county line. […]