Friday, Dec 21, 2018

This story is the legend of Sleepy Hollow from the point of view of the main female character, Katrina Van Tassel. Having grown up the only daughter to a wealthy farmer and doting mother, Katrina is strong in her opinions, desires and actions. While this strength of character gets Katrina into some mischief, it also allows her to follow her heart and find a deep love with the new school teacher, Ichabod Crane.

Two Summers

Aimee Friedman
Friday, Jun 8, 2018

When Summer makes a split second decision before boarding a plane, her summer divides into 2 parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she has dreamed of going ever since her father left her to move there. In the other, she stays home in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue. In both summers, she is destined to fall in love, and discover new sides to herself. But what might break her though, is a terrible family secret that she can’t hide from. But in the end, it might be the truth she needs the most.

This was cute! I would have liked more...

Instructions for a Secondhand Heart

Tamsyn Murray
Monday, Aug 13, 2018

Jonny has been waiting for years to receive a heart. But when finally a donor is a found, but for Jonny's life to start, someone's has to end. That someone is Neve's brother Leo. While he was alive, Neve wanted nothing more than to be rid of him, but after his tragic crash, she has no idea how to move on. But then Jonny walks into her life looking for answers, with her brother's heart in his chest, everything starts to change.

This book was very well written, but the romance was terrible. It was cringe-worthy, just so predictable and annoying. The thing is, I enjoyed the concept but...

Reign of Shadows

Sophie Jordan
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Luna is the kingdom’s lost princess, her survival depends on the world believing she is dead. Her parents were murdered seventeen years ago by a greedy chancellor so he could steal the throne during the chaos of an eclipse that cloaked the kingdom in permanent darkness. But she wants more, and when she meets a mysterious archer, she is drawn to him despite the terrible risk. When her tower is attacked by knights of the chancellor, they escape together. But this world of darkness is more dangerous than she ever realized.

I loved the relationship between Luna and Fowler. They're both...

If I Stay

Gayle Forman
Monday, Jun 27, 2016

On one February morning, Mia goes out for a drive with her family and everything changes. Her parents are dead and she is in a coma. She must make a choice whether to stay in the land of the living or give up. But what is the point of being alive if there is nothing to live for?

There is a kind of book that will touch your heart, or awaken a lingering memory or a potential fear that will haunt your mind so that even long after you’ve fallen asleep, your unconscious self is still wading through the details. Your dreams will be fitful and when you finally awaken, you will find...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor
Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Karou is a mysterious girl who fills her sketchbooks with monsters and frequently disappears on vague “errands.” She speaks many languages, including several that are not human, and her hair naturally grows out of her head as bright blue. When she meets Akiva, a star-crossed love is born that unveils secrets of a dark and violent past. Will Karou live to regret discovering the shocking truth about herself?

The writing was mysterious and lovely and I really enjoyed this! Because of how mysterious it is, I'm really glad that I went into it knowing nothing. I was sufficiently confused...,_everything

Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

Madeline has a rare disease that basically makes her allergic to the world. She never leaves the house and the only people she sees are her mom and her nurse. But then one day, a neighbor boy moves in next door. Olly shows her what life is all about on the outside and she begins to fall in love with him, even though she knows she shouldn’t. Will they ever be able to make it work?

Really impressed with this one! Cute romance, funny dialog, and the illustrations made this even more fun and unique. I also thought this book did a fantastic job at balancing the lightheartedness with the...

My Boyfriends' Dogs

My Boyfriends’ Dogs (DVD)

Rated by
Bre H.
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

My Boyfriends’ Dogs begins with Bailey Daley running through the rain in a wedding dress. She’s drenched and has three dogs in tow. Hoping to get out of the rain she ducks into a diner, where she meets the restaurant owners, Louis and Nikki. She then spends the evening explaining to them how she acquired each pup.

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Virgin River

Robyn Carr
Rated by
Traci M.
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017

I am a re-reader. Whether I’m in a reading funk, or waiting for an author’s new release, I would rather pick up a book I’ve read before than take a chance on something new. I don’t know if it’s the comfort of knowing what’s going to happen or the chance to revisit favorite characters that appeals to me, but this habit tends to get me in trouble when I’m trying to weed my book collection.

Just A Kiss

Just A Kiss

Denise Hunter
Rated by
Bre H.
Friday, Jul 28, 2017

Riley Callahan and Paige Warren were best friends and spent many summers together growing up in Summer Harbor. One summer Paige came back from camp all grown up, and Riley fell in love with her and was determined to tell about his feelings. But then Paige fell for his older brother, Beau. Riley could not watch the love of his life go to his brother, so he joined the Marines. Riley would often remind himself that a Marine needs to improvise, adapt, and overcome. And he has to do just that upon returning home as a veteran and amputee with PTSD.