Saturday, June 30, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 6/24-6/30

LibraryThing Early Review:
The Ghost in the Gardens by HL Carpenter

Received in July's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton
Saving the Sheriff by Kadie Scott
Valentine, Texas by Lori Wilde
The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Breathless by Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan
Ain't She a Peach by Molly Harper
The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Undelightened

Title: The Undelightened
Author: Bentz Deyo
Publisher: Third Floor
ISBN: n/a

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very interesting premise with a very well-built world, but some of the narrative got bogged down.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Baby Plan

Title: The Baby Plan
Author: Kate Rorick
Publisher: William Morrow

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Fun (yet also emotional) read for anyone who is pregnant, has ever had a baby, or is even thinking of getting pregnant.

Rating: 4/5

What Should Be Wild

Title: What Should Be Wild
Author: Julia Fine
Publisher: Harper

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Weird, twisted fairy tale/magical realism.

Rating: 3/5

Other People's Houses

Title: Other People's Houses
Author: Abbi Waxman
Publisher: Audible

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts:  Fun in some parts, pointless in others - but then, so is real life.

Rating: 3/5

Milk Like Sugar

Title: Milk Like Sugar
Author: Kirsten Greenidge
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 978-0-573-70036-1 
Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: This was one rollercoaster of a drama.  I was very disappointed in the main character at the end, but it was the ending that needed to be.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, June 25, 2018

On the Edge of Tomorrow

Title: On the Edge of Tomorrow
Author: Sara Daniell & Tracy Hewitt Meyer, eds
Publisher: BHC

ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Solid ya anthology about finding yourself in the midst of hardship.

Rating: 4/5


Title: Richter
Author: Logan Rutherford
Publisher: self

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I believe this is the story of a supervillan, but it was very disjointed and I still don't fully understand why they call him "Richter" at the end (maybe this is explained in the full series).

Rating: 2/5


Title: Bulrusher
Author: Eisa Davis
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 978-0-573-66313-0

Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: I never felt completely sure where this play was headed, and that was both an interesting and unnerving thing.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Title: Peerless
Author: Jiehae Park
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 978-0-573-70587-8

Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: This modern MacBeth takes on the high-stakes world of early admissions and is one twisted tale.

Rating: 4/5

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

Title: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
Author: R. L. Stein
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781467619844

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This was a fun, creepy one.  I could imagine a really scary version for adults.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

Title: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
Author: R. L. Stein
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 978-1-6067-355-6
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Took a third of the book before werewolves were even mentioned, which did not leave much for the suspense to really build.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Sword of Kuromori

Title: The Sword of Kuromori
Author: Jason Rohan
Publisher: Kane Miller
ISBN: 978-1-6067-355-6
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Great action fantasy for fans of  ya manga and/or anime.  

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 5/27-6/2

LibraryThing Early Review:
The Grandmother Paradox by Wendy Nikel

Received in June's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
A Sheriff's Passion by Michelle Beattie
No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens
Wingbound by Heather Trim
The Warrior of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood
A Wedding on Bluebird Way by Lori Wilde, Janet Dailey, Allyson Charles, & Stacey Keith
The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart
The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage by Shirley Jump
The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert