“‘Cause if there’s a God, that’s not what he is. He doesn’t just give you anything you beg him for.” ~Checked Checked by Cynthia Kadohata: 5/5 Stars Synopsis: Hockey is Conor’s life. His whole life. He’ll say it himself, he’s a hockey beast. It’s his dad’s whole life too—and Conor is sure that’s why his stepmom,… Continue reading Checked
“You’re not a mother. You don’t mother me. You just manage me.” ~Hunting Annabelle Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard: 3/5 Stars Synopsis: Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle–beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle–who alone can see past the… Continue reading Hunting Annabelle
Speed Racer Mach Go Go Go by Tatsuo Yoshida Volumes 1 and 2: 4/5 Stars for both Synopsis: DMP celebrates Speed Racer’s 40th anniversary with a 2-volume hardcover collector’s set. Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go Box Set is the complete, unabridged version and contains episodes available in the United States for the first time. Join… Continue reading Speed Racer Mach Go Go Go
“A scar is not always a flaw. Sometimes a scar may be redemption inscribed in the flesh, a memorial to something endured, to something lost.” ~The Good Guy The Good Guy by Dean Koontz: 3/5 Stars Synopsis: Help—or run. Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy. He enjoys a beer after work at his friend’s tavern, the eccentric… Continue reading The Good Guy
“Being strong does not disqualify you from being beautiful.” ~All The Ever Afters All The Ever Afters by Danielle Teller: 4/5 Stars Synopsis: We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we? As rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, a woman who knows all too… Continue reading All The Ever Afters
“She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness.” ~NOS4A2 NOS4A2 by Joe Hill: 5/5 Stars Synopsis: Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding… Continue reading NOS4A2
“Gentlemen! Less chit chat, more alcohol abuse!” ~Check Please! (Shitty) Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu: 2.5/5 Stars Synopsis: Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here! Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole… Continue reading Check Please!