Genre: Family & Relationships

Romance Mini Reviews: Waiting for Tom Hanks and Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

Posted May 24, 2019 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
Romance Mini Reviews: Waiting for Tom Hanks and Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

Hi, everyone! Today, I’m here with mini reviews of two romance books coming out from Berkley on June 11th. Let me know if you like this format, and I’ll do more reviews in this format in the future! Without further ado, let’s get into it. cw: death of a loved one; grief; agorophobia Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune was such a lovely debut about culture, family, food, home, identity and how they all connect. First and foremost, I will warn you: this book will make you HUNGRY. The recipes Natalie cooks in attempt to heal her neighbors are described in such detail that it’s impossible to not want to order Chinese food while reading. The book is, in […]

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ARC Review: What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi

Posted October 3, 2018 by Madalyn / 0 Comments
ARC Review: What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi

Content warnings: rape, sexual assault, rape resulting in pregnancy, pregnancy, talk of miscarrying, abortion, description of abortion, victim-blaming, unsafe home environment, misogyny (challenged), homophobic behavior (challenged), anti-abortion rhetoric (challenged), religion, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, grief, threats of violence What They Don’t Know might appear, on the surface, to be an “issue book” focusing solely on a main character’s experience with teen pregnancy, rape, and abortion. And while these kinds of stories are undoubtedly important, What They Don’t Know feels to me, at its core, to be a friendship story above all else. This book is told exclusively through diary entries from two different girls connected only by the fact that they were childhood friends, then grew apart. They each write […]

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This Raging Light / Estelle Laure // Left me raging…

Posted November 27, 2015 by Erica / 11 Comments
This Raging Light / Estelle Laure // Left me raging…

This book was just ugh…I was hoping to fall head over heels for it. I actually DNF’d this at 21%, but then I couldn’t sleep so I just picked it up and finished it. I stayed up all night to finish a book to give it 1.5 stars, what’s wrong with me? I just needed to see how it all finished. If I would have DNF’d it and rated it the book would have gotten 2 stars. So that says something right there. Lucille was just a character that I couldn’t connect with on any kind of level. I sympathized with her and her situation, but that was it. All I got from her was complaints and her lust over […]

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