Audiobook Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2)

If I had to pick a kryptonite, its World War II fiction. This setting in time is fascinating to me on several levels and it’s such a rich period that I find I don’t ever read the same story twice. Both book hangovers that I have been nursing this year were World War II narrativesContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2)”

Audiobook Review: Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

I was a child of ballet stories. I don’t have the feet or the discipline to achieve the picture perfect poses struck by prima ballerinas, but I found myself entranced by stories like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. I remember getting a little older when dance  movies were in their heyday. I remember watching JuliaContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton”

Audiobook Review: Midair by Kodi Scheer

In a story of betrayal, revenge, and regret, Kodi Scheer captures the angst of growing up and accepting your past in Midair. Through this book you follow four friends as they embark on a trip to Paris. Kat: The queen bee who is heading to Yale in the fall. She seems to have it all,Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Midair by Kodi Scheer”

Audiobook Review: The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa (The Vanishing Girl #1)

 I can be a sucker for a book with a girl with powers. I loved Charmed back in the day, and I devoured the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing when I was in middle school. So when The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa turned up on a list of ebook deals I wasContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa (The Vanishing Girl #1)”

Audiobook Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

**Warning this book deals with an eating disorder and treatment. Although the review doesn’t discuss it in detail the material may be triggering to some people.** There are some things that are hard to capture, especially if you haven’t been through it yourself. It’s easy to judge and think how easy it should be toContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston”

Audiobook Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Months ago, I mentioned a local used bookstore that was going out of business. Books were being sold by the bag for $10 or $20, depending on size. The books in the store ranged from popular to things I had never heard of, and among them was a lone copy of The Things They CarriedContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien”

Audiobook Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Everyone fantasizes a little about what they would do if they were given a chance to change history. There are so many discussions in pop culture about time travel and its repercussions, and with all of that to contend with Landline by Rainbow Rowell still presents a really unique perspective on the subject. It’s almost ChristmasContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell”

Audiobook Review: The Program by Suzanne Young

 Mental health is a theme I am always interested in exploring in fiction. When I came across The Program by Suzanne Young, I thought that it would be a very interesting take on the subject. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could landContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Program by Suzanne Young”

Audiobook Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1)

If there was ever a harder book to write about and keep it spoiler-free it’s this one. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein falls into one of my genre kryptonite categories of World War II fiction. If you have been around this blog for a while you know that I speak really highly of CityContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1)”

Audiobook Review: A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley

It’s warm outside and I am dreaming of a place far away. It’s the perfect time for a romance novel set on a tropical island. This week, I had the pleasure of listened to the recently released audiobook of A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley. Joanna Price’s honeymoon is not off to a good start. TheContinue reading “Audiobook Review: A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley”