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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

Clap When You Land is a young adult contemporary verse novel written by Elizabeth Acevedo. It is a heartfelt coming-to-age novel that delves into issues of family situations, grief, poverty, and ultimately forgiveness. Before you know it you are invested in the beautiful text and attached to these characters not wanting to let them go.Continue reading “Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop | Roselle Lim | Book Review

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim was a cute read. It is set in Paris and has a great sense of magical realism. Forewarning though, this is not a book that you’re going to want to read on an empty stomach – the descriptions of the food in Paris might make youContinue reading “Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop | Roselle Lim | Book Review”

That Baby | Jillian Dodd | Book Review

Warning: There are some spoilers in this review so do not go any further if you do not wish to be spoiled! That Baby is the third book is the That Boy series by Jillian Dodd. This book is primarily told in JJ’s point of view again and follows her and her husband Phillip asContinue reading “That Baby | Jillian Dodd | Book Review”

That Wedding | Jillian Dodd | Book Review

Warning: There are some spoilers in this review so do not go any further if you do not wish to be spoiled! That Wedding by Jillian Dodd continues the small town friendship of Jadyn (JJ), Phillip, and Danny from That Boy. In this follow up, Jadyn and Phillip are planning their wedding; and what shouldContinue reading “That Wedding | Jillian Dodd | Book Review”

That Boy | Jillian Dodd | Book Review

That Boy by Jillian Dodd follows three best friends: Jadyn (JJ), Danny, and Phillip. They have grown up together and have done everything together. They are always there for each other through the good and bad moments; and even when complicated feelings threaten to get in the way, they stick together and support each otherContinue reading “That Boy | Jillian Dodd | Book Review”

A History of the World in 12 Maps | Jerry Brotton | Book Review

A History of the World in 12 Maps was on display at my local library and caught my attention. There was something about the cover that made me stop and go “hmm. that could be interesting” and before I knew it, the hardcover was in my hand and I was walking up the check outContinue reading “A History of the World in 12 Maps | Jerry Brotton | Book Review”

Open Book | Jessica Simpson | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Open Book by Jessica Simpson? Growing up, I was always a fan of Jessica Simpson and felt like she had been manipulated by those around her and had gotten a bad reputation due to the way she was perceived in the public eye. Her song “In This Skin” is alsoContinue reading “Open Book | Jessica Simpson | Audiobook Review”

The Romanov Sisters | Helen Rappaport | Audiobook

Why Did I Listen To The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport? Growing up I loved the animated movie Anastasia (and later the Broadway adaptation). Learning more about the Romanov family dynasty is something that I’m always looking to do. I actually had been approved for an advance copy of The Romanov Sisters: The Lost LivesContinue reading “The Romanov Sisters | Helen Rappaport | Audiobook”

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem | Manda Collins | Book Review

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins appealed to me as a reader of historical romances. Especially romances set in the Victorian period. This time there was also a mystery wrapped within the pages of the romance which was equally compelling for me. The main character of A Lady’s Guide to MischiefContinue reading “A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem | Manda Collins | Book Review”

It’s Kind Of A Cheesy Love Story | Lauren Morrill | Book Review

It’s Kinda Of A Cheesy Love Story is like a big warm hug from Lauren Morrill and I loved every minute of it. The pages are filled with a relatable quirky main character, growing friendships and family relationships and potential romance. It was the perfect slice of a young adult book for me. It’s KindContinue reading “It’s Kind Of A Cheesy Love Story | Lauren Morrill | Book Review”

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A. A. MacConnell

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