Author: Aila J.

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue Review: Hilarious Historical Romp With Refreshing Characters

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue Review: Hilarious Historical Romp With Refreshing Characters

Getting attacked by highwaymen, held as hostage by pirates, and set on an alchemical journey with his best friend and snarky sister – what else would Monty want for his Grand Tour? The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a delicious blend of wit and research, showcasing how aspects such as a biracial romance, […]

June 20, 2017 | 8 Comments
When Dimple Met Rishi Review: Ready For Some Bollywood Dancing?

When Dimple Met Rishi Review: Ready For Some Bollywood Dancing?

If you could only read one contemporary book for the first half of 2017, this definitely has to be one of the top contenders. When Dimple Met Rishi showcases diverse characters in the sunny setting of California with extremely realistic situations and a wonderful exploration of family, friendship, and romantic relationships. Suffice it to say, I […]

May 15, 2017 | 31 Comments
How To Make A Wish Review: This Book Granted My Wish For A Stunning Contemporary

How To Make A Wish Review: This Book Granted My Wish For A Stunning Contemporary

Easily one of the most memorable contemporary reads of the first half of 2017, How To Make A Wish captured my heart, squeezed it, hugged it, and never let go throughout the entire read. We have a rather bittersweet exploration of a mother and daughter relationship, the fresh, sweet new feelings of a newly-discovered relationship […]

May 1, 2017 | 14 Comments
Girl Out Of Water Review: Skateboarding and Surfing in the Summer

Girl Out Of Water Review: Skateboarding and Surfing in the Summer

This book, which delves into the life of Anise during the summer between her junior and senior year of high school, was an amazingly refreshing read featuring a main character that goes through incredible character growth, all the while learning what home really means to her. Silverman writes Anise’s teen voice with a gripping tone […]

April 25, 2017 | 15 Comments
Queens of Geek Review: Relatable, Realistic, and Inspiring Adventure Between Friends

Queens of Geek Review: Relatable, Realistic, and Inspiring Adventure Between Friends

I absolutely adored this book and all the characters that came with it. Queens of Geek follows three Australian friends as they travel together to a geeky convention over the weekend, creating a story of self-discovery while dealing with societal issues relevant to the current time. Readers get to read through the first person POV’s of […]

April 7, 2017 | 16 Comments