May wrap-up!

Hi friends and fellow book lovers! May is over in the blink of an eye, which means it's time for another wrap-up! Usually, I start these wrap-ups off with the books I've read, and I keep commentary to the end of the post. But it seemed disingenuous to put this at the end, so it's … Continue reading May wrap-up!

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