If you’re looking for an #OwnVoices YA title with a softly whimsical slice of life narrative, pick up Made in Korea— it’s a good pick for a light weekend read with a hint of romance.
The first book in author Effie Kammenou’s Meraki series, Love is What You Bake of it features sweet treats, nods to Greek-American culture, and a delicious romance that’ll warm your heart and bring a blush to your cheeks.
Gild is a riveting and twisty retelling of King Midas’ tale, and book #1 in Raven Kennedy’s Plated Prisoner series.
In Black Water Sister, elements of fantasy, horror, and even dark comedy intertwined to create a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
In a concise yet expressively written narrative, Matt Haig serves up a universal message of hope— for when all you see in front of you is despair.
In The Beautiful Ones, Moreno-Garcia’s writing casts a spell over the reader, whispering lyrical claim to deeper, darker emotions— while maintaining a gaze firmly fixed on the plot’s meaningful advancement.
If you’re looking for a twisty, page-turning thriller, add Carola Lovering’s Too Good to Be True to your list.
Just as I expected, I finished The Sanatorium inside of the weekend, and it proved to be the perfect read for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The still-frigid early March temps we have here in New York (snow still on the ground and all) lent the perfect backdrop to my marathon reading sesh of this Gothic Thriller set in the… Continue reading The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Set in 1930s England, A Bright Young Thing follows socialite Astra Davies as she navigates her way through the fallout of her parents’ deaths— and the resulting financial ruin she finds herself in. With a nemesis, societal pressures, freshly unburied family secrets, and quickly dwindling funds, Astra faces many problems but not a lot of time to… Continue reading A Bright Young Thing by Brianne Moore
A fresh new novel by author Angela Slatter, All the Murmuring Bones takes readers on a witchy and curious ride. Slatter intertwines Gothic Fantasy, folklore, and bildungsroman to build an intriguing world around our protagonist, Miren O’Malley. Plot development is entertaining and wildly imaginative, and we follow 18-year-old Miren persist through a series of interrelated hardships, horrors, and… Continue reading All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter