Tag: contemporary

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

My Review The Sun is Also a Star is the second novel by Nicola Yoon and I loved it every bit as much as the first.  There was just something about this book that got to me.  And, in retrospect, this is surprising, because a big part of it centers around something I usually hate. […]

Posted 10 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Seriously Wicked

Seriously Wicked

My Review I ran across Seriously Wicked on the e-library site for my local Army library and fell in love with the cover.  But they didn’t own the book.  I recommended it, and the next in the series,  for purchase and, much to my delight, the library purchased both of them. It is a quirky, quirky novel, […]

Posted 2 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal

My Review The Fifth Petal is the second book in The Lace Reader series.  I really enjoyed the first book, especially with its setting of Salem and the witch history.  This novel is set several years into the future and it features some new characters along with some from the first book. Callie is at the […]

Posted 31 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Lace Reader

The Lace Reader

My Review I got the ARC of The Fifth Petal (review coming soon) from NetGalley, not realizing that it was the second novel in the series.  So I purchased The Lace Reader.  Being fascinated with all things Salem and its witchcraft history, I was really interested to see how it played out in this novel.  And I absolutely […]

Posted 23 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Just Juliet

Just Juliet

My Review Just Juliet is one of those novels that just left me with mixed feelings.  It is a story that has promise and a cast of diverse and what could be interesting characters.  There were moments when I felt like the story was rich and engaging, and other moments that felt flat to me. […]

Posted 17 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

My Review Everything, Everything is the debut novel from author Nicola Yoon.  It is the story of a girl named Madeline who hasn’t left her house in over seventeen years.  She has SCID, an autoimmune disease that is very rare and leaves her allergic to just about anything and everything.  Her entire world is her […]

Posted 11 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Fireworks Frappe

Fireworks Frappe

My Review Fireworks Frappe is the 7th novella in the Cupid’s Coffeeshop series.  This installment is the love story of Ava, the twin sister of Amy whom we met in an earlier novella.  She has come home after years away for her sister’s wedding and is dreading it.  As it always seems to happen, when you are […]

Posted 11 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Berries and Cream Chai

Berries and Cream Chai

My Review Berries and Cream Chai is the 6th novella in the Cupid’s Coffeeshop series.  It is the first one in which one of the three coffeeshop owner’s is the focus of the love story.  It is Joe’s turn to find love, the diehard bachelor who has never had a serious relationship.  His story is like a […]

Posted 10 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Cafe Au Lait

Cafe Au Lait

My Review Cafe Au Lait is the 5th novella in the Cupid’s Coffeeshop series.  This one centered around Kennedy and the literal boy next door, Alex.  Alex also happened to be the younger brother of one of Kennedy’s best friends, which added a nice little bit of awkwardness to the story. All of these novels center around […]

Posted 9 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Cherry Blossom Cappuccino

Cherry Blossom Cappuccino

My Review Cherry Blossom Cappuccino is the fourth novella in the Cupid’s Coffeshop series and may be my favorite so far.  This one focuses on Ruby and Jefferson, both of them long lost loves from fifty years earlier.  This is the epitome of “second chance” romance and I loved it! They met and fell in love in […]

Posted 3 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments