Book Review

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

nice try jane sinnerRating: 4/5 owl hoots

Published: January 9 2018

Number of pages: 416

Format: ARC

Publisher: Clarion Books

Genre: contemporary

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads



Recently expelled from high school, Jane Sinner grudgingly enrolled into community college, a situation made slightly more bearable after joining a reality TV show. House of Orange is her chance to start over and show everyone what she can do to win a free car. And no one in community college knows what she did in high school so that’s a bonus.

Jane can settle for HOO’s growing fanbase and whatever her Psych course can teach her, to prove to the world or at least the viewers that she has what it takes to win.

My Review:

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

An advanced reading copy was received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Following Jane Sinner beginning her reality TV show life in a house shared with other college students was unbearable at first, but with a few tricks up her sleeves and a lot of patience and to win a free car, she damn went all the way through with the competition. There were a few setbacks (well, okay more like mental breakdowns from the stress of being on live TV and everything else that was going on in her personal life) but with her motivation to see through to the end was all she needed to keep going, along with the support from her sister, friends, and her new fanbase. Continue reading “Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke”

News and Updates

Happy Bilated New Year!

It’s Saturday morning and the first thing that popped into my head for things I need to do is write a new post. More like my first post for the year 2018. It’s late to say Happy New Year to you all but as the saying goes, better late then never. Speaking of which it’s about time I update you on what’s happening in my life right now. Continue reading “Happy Bilated New Year!”

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Merry Christmas!

Hello dear readers,

I hope each and every one of you from around the world, are enjoying your Christmases with friends, family, and all your loved ones this year. Have a safe and happy holiday season and I will see you all again in the New Year! Happy reading!

merry christmas

Book Review

Review: The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

the last of augustRating: 3/5 owl hoots

Published: February 14 2017

Number of pages: 316

Format: hardcover

Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books

Genre: mystery, contemporary

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads


Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are spending their winter vacation in Europe to get away for the semester that almost got them killed. But Charlotte isn’t the only Holmes with secrets as the mood in the Holmes Sussex estate is intense. On top of that, Watson and Holmes might be more then just friends, but Charlotte’s past remains a wall between them.

Charlotte’s uncle Leander suddenly goes missing disturbing the peace, and with clues that he was involved in a case dealing with an art heist in Europe, Charlotte and Jamie are off again. This time to Berlin where they meet August Moriarty (presumed dead by most people), and his entire family accused for ripping off famous paintings for years. But as they follow the underground art scene in Berlin and the art houses in Prague, Holmes and Watson realize this case is bigger than they can handle and much more complicated. Continue reading “Review: The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro”

Book Review

Review; Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

wild beautyRating: 4/5 owl hoots

Published: September 26 2017

Number of pages: 335

Format: ARC

Publisher: Feiwal and Friends

Genre: magical realism, romance, LGBTQ, fantasy

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads


For centuries Nomeolvides women have taken care of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from all over the world. But there’s a dark secret, if they fall in love their lovers vanish. But then to their surprise a boy suddenly appears in the gardens. The boy is a mystery to Estralla, the Nomeolvides girl who found him and introduced to her family. But she suddenly learns that he doesn’t even know who he is or where he came from. As Estralla tries to help Fel piece together his past, La Pradera leads the pair to deeper, darker secrets that are dangerous and magical.

An ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Continue reading “Review; Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore”

Book Review

Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

you bring the distant nearRating: 4/5 owl hoots

Published: September 12 2017

Number of pages: 303

Format: ARC

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Genre: contemporary, romance, feminism

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads


Sonia and Tara are sisters struggling to fit in the life of America. Moved into Queens from London, they both find life very different from home. Girls in New York don’t hold hands or wear matching outfits to high school, and it doesn’t help that they are surrounded by nosy aunties at their apartment building. But then tragedy strikes when Sonia falls in love with a boy their mother doesn’t approve and cutting a deep wound in the Das family. This forbidden love last decades, and each Das woman decides which Bengali traditions to uphold and to leave behind, but there are some scars that take generations to heal.

An ARC was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Continue reading “Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins”

Book Review

Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

girls made of snow and glassPublished: September 5, 2017

Number of pages: 372

Format: ARC

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: fantasy, retellng, romance, LGBTQ

Audience: YA

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads


At sixteen, Mina’s mother died and her vicious magician father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. Her heart has never beat at all since then. When she moves into Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, she forms a plan: win the king’s heart, become queen, and finally know love.

At fifteen, Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers that a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do and who to be, to win back the only mother she’s ever known.

I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Copying and editing my words is prohibited. Continue reading “Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust”

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Why I’m on Hiatus (which I later start to ramble a bit)

How long am I on hiatus you ask?

I’m not sure

Why am I on hiatus?

Because…well there’s a story behind it which I will explain later

Are you going back to blogging?

Of course!

When are you coming back?

Still not sure.

Now here’s the story… Continue reading “Why I’m on Hiatus (which I later start to ramble a bit)”