The first third of the story was completely engrossing to me. I honestly couldn’t step away. I loved the uniquely supernatural elements that North chose to weave into a crime that was otherwise fairly ordinary. Around the middle of the book, though, I think the plot loses a lot of its direction. It’s almost tragic. I barely made it over the finish line with this one and could probably have not even read the last few chapters and felt similarly satisfied.
New month! New Books! And this girl is stoked for all of em! Any of these already on your TBR? Real talk: I add every single one of my zodiac recs to my own lists. OOPS! : P Its actually getting a bit out of hand…
What Zara Hossain is Here illustrates better than most books I’ve read is just how needlessly convoluted and ridiculously backwards our immigration system is and how it isn’t actually benefiting us to do things the way we currently are. I recommend this book first and foremost for this small glimpse into the immigrant experience.
If while reading Anna K you thought to yourself, “what that book needs is some more K-pop,” then have I got the sequel of your DREAMS! This book is the chunky monkey ice cream of teen dramas. It is just so much stinking fun to DEVOUR in a single sitting. Which, is what I love to do anyway!
This book is described as a mystery and even as a thriller. I would, however, classify We Run The Tides as contemporary fiction the likes of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. It is a story of teenagers that is written as much for adults to enjoy and relate to as for their younger counterparts. And, admittedly, that is my absolute favorite genre of fiction.
A is for April and A is for ARCs!! Here’s a glimpse at what April looked like for me.
New releases to read in May based on your zodiac sign + a few extra book recs for the Tauruses among us.
This is my first Sarah Pinsker novel and it exceeded all of my expectations! The story is one part speculative sci-fi, one part family drama, and one part full blown conspiracy! What a ride!
I am blown away by the talent that is Elizabeth Acevedo. Both her voice and style of writing generated such tangible imagery for me that I was literally move to tears at moments. This book is truly stunning on all counts.
In A Phở Love Story Loan Le has managed to illustrate the immigrant experience – as well as that of second generation Asian American teenagers – sincerely and respectfully while still keeping the overall tone of the book lighthearted and profoundly hopeful. If that doesn’t deserve five stars then I honestly don’t know what does.