Submerge, by Tobie Easton

After finishing Tobie Easton’s incredible debut Emerge, which I loved and placed at #5 in my favorite books read last year, I couldn’t wait for the sequel. The story was simply lots of fun, and the plot and conflict were wrapped up so nicely, that I wasn’t sure what a sequel could even look like. […]

Ocean So Wide, by Nichole Giles

Almost two years ago, I came across Nichole Giles’s book Water So Deep, the first book in this series. As a fan of mermaids, I was drawn to the premise of the book, which told of Emma Harris, a girl who was slowly becoming a mermaid. I gave the book three stars because it dragged […]

The Time Loop (Werewolf High Book Six), by Anita Oh

Author Anita Oh’s previous book in this series came out in mid-July, so I wasn’t expecting to see the newest book so soon. It was released just a little over a month after the one before it, so when I stumbled upon it—and saw its title—I was honestly thrilled. Let’s start with a brief recap […]

Don’t Write It Down, by C.E. Wilson

I have not hidden my admiration for indie author C.E. Wilson. She’s creative and prolific, and I’ve read almost everything she’s written and published in the past two or so years. And if I’ve missed something, it’s because she’s had an impressive output in that time span. One of the advantages of self-publishing is that […]

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

There’s been buzz about this book and author since it first came out in 2015, and you may have seen previews for the recent film adaptation. Because of the high overall rating it has, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up when I saw it for 25% off at a local supermarket. I figured I’d […]

The Love Potion (Werewolf High Book Five), by Anita Oh

Author Anita Oh has been really good about getting the books in this series out quickly. As an author of my own trilogy (with the third part yet come), I am both impressed by her work ethic and jealous of her prolific nature. Though the gap between this fifth book in the series and its […]

I Am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

Sometimes, a book just finds you, almost as if someone left it there for you to lead you on a journey if you follow the clues. I’m convinced that happened to me with this book. Apparently, I added it to my Goodreads to-read list sometime in the past year or so—not sure when—and forgot about […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling

About a year ago, this eighth story in the Harry Potter series came out, set nineteen years after the events of the original series. With the recent celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of the first book’s release, that makes last year the nineteenth anniversary. Hmm…the number 19 appears twice in one sentence. Nothing’s a coincidence […]

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

This book has such a fantastic hook. Narrator Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how she got there. After sneaking into an abandoned asylum with her boyfriend and two friends, the building collapsed, and she’s the only one who not only survived but is physically unharmed. Why was she spared? […]

The Love That Split the World, by Emily Henry

I added this book to my to-read list over at Goodreads shortly after it came out in January 2016. I don’t remember the exact circumstances why I added it, so I’ll take an educated guess. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and the plot includes main character Natalie Cleary getting visions of things that aren’t there. […]