July wrap-up!

Hi friends and fellow book lovers! July is over, August is upon us, and I am once again asking where the weeks have gone. Books Read Big Water by Andrea Curtis: 3.5 starsThe Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 3 starsThe Stone Collection by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm: 3.5 starsCatch and Kill by Ronan Farrow: 5 starsKindred by … Continue reading July wrap-up!

Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle From Goodreads One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, … Continue reading Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Book review: My Dark Vanessa

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell From Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual … Continue reading Book review: My Dark Vanessa

My first one star review: The Midnight Dance

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz From Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps … Continue reading My first one star review: The Midnight Dance