If you love mystery, romance, or The Fault in Our Stars, you will love Everything All At Once. It is a story of loss, discovery, and hope for a better future. It will warm your heart right up and make you want to go on an epic adventure.
What would you do if your famous rich aunt died and left you a series of letters that told you to be bold and do dangerous things? Would you fall in love? Would you jump off a cliff? Would you face your worst fear? Everything All At Once asks these questions and keeps you entertained the whole way through.
The Lake Effect is all about Lake Michigan - which I love. So when I saw this book on the shelf, I snatched it up as fast as I could. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me pace around my room from anger. So many emotions packed into a young adult novel.
Briggs had his whole life planned out on his first day of middle school, because that’s what his parents expected. When he gets a summer job working for Mrs. B on Lake Michigan, the lake effect hits. Briggs begins a better path down the life he really wants. He goes through funerals, green and white striped beach towels, and Oreos to find that life.
Sarah Shoemaker is a marvelous author! Not many authors can successfully re-imagine a character of a beloved classic, such as Jane Eyre. She truly spoke to Mr. Rochester's character and what his life would have really been like from a historical standpoint. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it for everyone, even people who have not read Jane Eyre.
The illustrations in this picture book are incredible and really bring the story to life. In addition to the pictures, the story is wonderful, teaching the life lesson “not every mistake you make is a bad one”. It is told from the perspective of an artist who gets ink splotches and spears on her art and turns them into part of the masterpiece.
Wow - creepy and psychological novel train boarding now! Riley Stone is the perfect ‘good girl’. Ask anyone who knows her - she has the grades, the clothes, the looks, and the friends. And Riley always gets her way. When she starts having a secret relationship with her French teacher, things don't go the way she wants them to. When Riley tells him to leave his wife, he begins a mind game, but he doesn't know the true madness of his opponent.
The only words to describe this book are ‘wonderful’ and ‘exciting’. This is a romance through and through. The protagonist, Charlotte, is a lovable and friendly teenager who only wants to find love. When she finds Prince Edward, she thinks she has it all. When her sister Libby has to transfer to Charlotte's boarding school, things begin to change. Edward and Libby begin spending more time together without Charlotte, and she hardly ever sees Edward. On top of that, rumors spread that Libby is officially dating Edward and Charlotte feels betrayed. Will the prince ruin their sister bond?
The best beach reads are novels of love and loss - the female lead is skeptical about love but then ends up falling in love, which doesn’t always work out in the end. Sara Dessen's latest book will not disappoint as a beach read. The character development is absolutely phenomenal!
Love is something that people have questioned for thousands of years. Does it last forever or is it temporary? The few of us lucky enough to find true love to hold onto would say that love is forever. But what happens when your true love dies? Are you allowed that second chance at love?
A novel of dog-stealing, second chances, and dating challenges, Once and For All is guaranteed to put a smile on your face this summer.
After The Testing trilogy, I did not know if Charbonneau could top what she already wrote. But nevertheless, she did!
Carys is the cynical twin, the protector. She is always the one with a good head on her shoulders and a plan, because she has to keep her brother's secret. During the trials her brother betrays her, and the pillar she has always leaned on disappears.
Andreus is the reckless twin who loves women and lounging. After all, he is not the heir. But when his allegiance slips away from Carys and to the possibility of being King, he loses himself along the way.
Dividing Eden is a wonderful novel of betrayal, intrigue, and suspense. When reading, you will never know what is right around the corner. The power struggle between twins is absolutely fascinating and strangely poetic as they lean on each other. But that same powerful bond is what leads to the end of their relationship. Neither ever thought they wanted to be the ruler, but when the opportunity is in front of them, one twin's selfishness and lust for power shines through.
Maddie is an elderly woman suffering from ALS, and her doting husband Don is struggling with the reality that his wife will pass away. Soon, he will be alone without his wife and without any children. Rose is a single mother who, while trying to keep her family afloat, falls into the position of being Maddie's caregiver. Maddie and Don teach Rose and her daughter Jeri some very important lessons. And in return, Rose and Jeri give Don and Maddie hope.
The Hope Chest is an outstanding novel of loss, love, and, of course, hope. When I sat down to read this novel, I was expecting a light read. However, once I became invested in the characters, I was a wreck. Not being able to put the book down and spontaneously crying were some of my symptoms.
Jam-packed with action, Steve Hamilton returns with the infamous Nick Mason in his new mystery, Exit Strategy.
Nick Mason is now out of prison, but on one condition: Darius Cole, Chicago's dirtiest drug dealer, can tell Nick to do whatever Cole wants him to do. Anything. Once Mason is out, he is given an impossible mission - find all of the witnesses that were present in Cole's sentencing and kill them. If Nick fails, they will testify against Cole, Cole will never see the light of day again, and Mason and his family will die.
A stunning novel of murder and a tribute to cop mysteries, it is sure to keep you on your toes!