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Review: The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised, and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

5* Read!

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Review: It Ends With Us (& Giveaway!)

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

4.5* Read!

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Review: The Crying Tree

Irene Stanley thought her world had come to an end when her son Shep was murdered during a robbery at their home. 19 years later, Shep’s killer is placed on death row, awaiting a date for execution. Irene, having reached the brink of suicide, now realizes that she needs to face the secrets that surround her son’s murder.

4.5* Read!

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Review: The Second Love of My Life

In the Cornish town of Talting, everyone is famous for something. Until recently Rose was known for many things: her infectious positivity; her unique artistic talent; and her devotion to childhood sweetheart Lucas.

But two years ago that changed in one unthinkable moment. Now, Rose is known for being the young woman who became a widow aged just twenty-four.

Though Rose knows that life must go on, the thought of carving out a new future for herself is one she can barely entertain. Until a newcomer, Robert, arrives in Talting for the summer… Can Rose allow herself the chance to love again?

4* Read!

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Review: Life on the Refrigerator Door

Life on the Refrigerator Door is told exclusively through notes exchanged by Claire and her mother, Elizabeth, during the course of a life-altering year. Their story builds to an emotional crescendo when Elizabeth is diagnosed with breast cancer. Stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting, this is a clever, moving, and original portrait of the relationship between a daughter and mother. It is about how we live our lives constantly rushing, and never making time for those we love. It is also an elegy to how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them.

3* Read!

Review: The Good Father

The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain, published January 2012 by Harlequin Mira. Read: July 2015 Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Drama Source: Purchased #Pages: 380 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Four years ago, 19 year old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was […]

Review: What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, published 2010 by Penguin. Read: July 2015 Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mystery/Drama Source: Purchased #Pages: 520 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. Imagine Alice’s surprise when she wakes up on the floor of a gym (a gym! She hates the gym!) and […]

Review: Still Alice

Still Alice by Lisa Genova, published February 2012 by Pocket Books. Read: June 2015 Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Drama Source: Purchased #Pages: 293 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: When Alice finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer’s Disease she is just 50 years old. A university professor, wife, and mother of three, she still has books to write, places to […]

Review: Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, published August 2015 by Penguin Random House. Read: August 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Contemporary/Issues Source: Publisher #Pages: 320 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in 17 years. The only people […]

Review: Grey

Grey by E L James, published June 2015 by Arrow. Read: June 2015 Genre: Adult/Romance/Erotica/Issues Source: Bought #Pages: 559 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty – until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown […]

Review: Ordinary Beauty

Ordinary Beauty by Laura Weiss, published June 2011 by MTV Books. Read: May 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Issues Source: Purchased #Pages: 290 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: How can you make someone love you when they won’t? And what if that person happens to be your mother? Sayre Bellavia grew up knowing she was a mistake: unplanned and unwanted. At five months […]

Review: Losing Hope

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover, published October 2013 by Atria Books. Read: February 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance/Issues Source: Gifted #Pages: 321 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery. Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his […]

Review: Hopeless

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, published May 2013 by Atria Books. Read: February 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance/Issues Source: Gifted #Pages: 406 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what 17 year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and […]

Babes and Books Review: Before I Go

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley, published January 2015 by Gallery Books. Read: January 2015 Genre: Adult/Romance/Contemporary/Issues Source: Publisher #Pages: 320 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Daisy is 27-years-old and has only months to live. And, each day, she’s finding her way through what needs to be done. Her major worry is what her wonderful, charming husband, Jack, will […]