Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Review: Tales From My Closet

Publisher: Scholastic Press Author: Jennifer Anne Moses Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction ★ ☆★ ☆★ - 4 Stars Summary Five girls. A paper dress. Tons of shoes. One unforgettable raincoat. White Jeans. Secrets. Drama. Friends? For Justine, Bianca, Becka, Polly, and Anne, living in Westfield, New Jersey is "life on planet toilet paper." At least that's… Continue reading Review: Tales From My Closet

Fiction, Women's

Review: Twisted Sisters @altgeldshrugged

Publisher: Penguin Group Author: Jen Lancaster Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick-Lit ★ ☆ - 2 stars Summary Reagan Bishop is a pusher. A licensed psychologist who stars on the Wendy Winsberg cable breakout show I Need a Push, Reagan helps participants become their best selves by urging them to overcome obstacles and change behaviors. An overachiever,… Continue reading Review: Twisted Sisters @altgeldshrugged

Self-Help/Memoir

Review: Swimming with Maya

Publisher: Dream of Things Author: Eleanor Vincent Genre: Memoir Review Source: Goodreads ARC ★ ☆★ – 3 Stars Summary Swimming with Maya demonstrates the remarkable process of healing after the traumatic death of a loved one. Eleanor Vincent raised her two daughters, Maya and Meghan, virtually as a single-parent. Maya, the eldest, was a high-spirited… Continue reading Review: Swimming with Maya

Contemporary, Fiction, Military

Review: When She Came Home

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Author: Drusilla Campbell Genre: Military, Fiction Contemporary Review Source: Goodreads ARC ★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars Summary: Frankie Byrne Tennyson stunned everyone when she decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now-after bravely serving her country in Iraq-she's finally come home. Home to a husband whose lingering feelings of… Continue reading Review: When She Came Home

Fantasy, Young Adult

Review: Transparent

Publisher: HarperTeen Author: Natalie Whipple Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Series: Transparent #1 Review Source: Goodreads ARC ★ ☆★ ☆★ - 5 Stars! Summary: (Goodreads) Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is. An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying… Continue reading Review: Transparent

Mystery & Thrillers

Review: Snow Angels

Publisher: Berkley Trade Author: James Thompson Genre: Mystery & Thriller Series: Inspector Kari Vaara #1 Review Source:  Goodreads ARC ★ ☆★ – 3 Stars Summary: (GoodReads) It is called kaamos--two weeks of unrelenting darkness and soul-numbing cold that falls upon Finnish Lapland, a hundred miles into the Arctic Circle, just before Christmas. Some get through… Continue reading Review: Snow Angels

New Adult, Romance

Review: Tainted Love

Publisher: Terra-Mia Press Author: Eva Márquez Genre: New Adult, Romance Series: Sweetest Taboo #2 Review Source: Goodreads ARC ★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars Summary: (Goodreads) Isabel thought her life was on track – she was doing well in college, moving quickly toward her future, and deciding who she wanted to be. Best of all,… Continue reading Review: Tainted Love