Tag: contemporary

White Night Review & Giveaway: #LoveOzYA with Family Secrets & an Environmental Cult

White Night Review & Giveaway: #LoveOzYA with Family Secrets & an Environmental Cult

Gently, calmly and quietly, White Night lures you in with a false sense of security and before you know it, you’re hooked. From the mystery surrounding the idyllic community of Eden, to Bo’s parents and their secrets, there’s a lot to unpack while reading this intriguing mystery about family and cults. Close family dynamics The novel […]

April 5, 2018 | 14 Comments
Tin Heart Review: Melted My Ice Cold Heart

Tin Heart Review: Melted My Ice Cold Heart

Tin Heart was yet another wonderful contemporary novel by Shivaun Plozza. Frankie was absolutely amazing and her new release is no different. It’s real and it’s raw and I connected with every aspect of what Marlowe, the main character, was feeling. Tin Heart is about Marlowe who had a heart transplant about a year ago and has been getting […]

March 2, 2018 | 12 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
American Panda Discussion Review: Dumplings and Jenna on a Cover

American Panda Discussion Review: Dumplings and Jenna on a Cover

American Panda is a novel that I have been eagerly awaiting since I first saw the cover reveal and learned about the book. It’s about a Taiwanese girl, Mei, with huge pressure from her family to become a doctor and marry a high-achieving Chinese guy (preferably a doctor), despite the fact that Mei is afraid of […]

Love, Hate and Other Filters Discussion: Important Topics for Cultural Representation

Love, Hate and Other Filters Discussion: Important Topics for Cultural Representation

When a book arrives with a letter from the author, saying that she wrote this book so that somewhere, someone could relate, I was already curious. Love, Hate and Other Filters tackles topics of Islamophobia, racism, religion and the cultural experience of an Indian teen who just wants to fit in. There are two distinct parts […]

February 17, 2018 | 15 Comments