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Book Review: Ruined (but it didn’t ruin me)

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 338 pages Published July 1st 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform SYNOPSIS: The duke of Ashton sits at the Opera at Vauxhall Gardens, bored out of his mind, and plans murder. He curses the day that brought the little governess, destitute and sad, at his door eight months ago, to upset his… Continue reading Book Review: Ruined (but it didn’t ruin me)

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Book Review: The Hockey Saint (and the saintly deeds)

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 133 pages Published September 10th 2014 by Animal Media Group SYNOPSIS: Twenty-one year old Jeremiah Jacobson is the world’s best hockey player, but he wasn’t prepared for the frenzy and scrutiny that came with that title. Tom Leonard is an average college sophomore… just a guy trying to find his place in… Continue reading Book Review: The Hockey Saint (and the saintly deeds)

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Book Review: The Stereotypical Freaks (and how it freaked me out)

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 140 pages Published November 4th 2012 by Animal Media Group SYNOPSIS: Four disparate high school seniors come together to compete in their school’s battle of the bands. Sharing a love for playing rock and roll, the members name the band “The Stereotypical Freaks” because they feel stereotyped by their classmates – smart… Continue reading Book Review: The Stereotypical Freaks (and how it freaked me out)

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Book Review: A Healing Spirit (why I almost threw it)

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 288 pages Published August 16th 2015 by Melissa Hanson SYNOPSIS: A freak ski accident brings nineteen-year old Mia Kinney within minutes of death. Hurt and scared, Mia is calmed by the southern drawl and clear green eyes of her rescuer. Twenty-one year old Dylan Blackburn is one of the first Ski Patrol members… Continue reading Book Review: A Healing Spirit (why I almost threw it)

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Book Review: A Healing Heart (and why it healed) 

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 270 pages Published February 14th 2012 by Melissa Hanson SYNOPSIS: On a bitter cold winter night Bailey Walsh’s family was killed in a traffic accident. Two years later as she lives with her aunt and uncle in Southern California, Bailey is still plagued by the nightmares of that terrible night. Everywhere around her… Continue reading Book Review: A Healing Heart (and why it healed) 

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Book Review: Mascara (and other drama) 

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 194 pages Published February 11th 2015 SYNOPSIS: Meet MASCARA – which stands for Mara, Asher, Sue, Carmen, Amanda, Rachel and Adrianna, respectively. They are prep school Saint Lawrence Academy’s elitist clique of girls who have everything. Literally, everything. Members of MASCARA have their own app (built by Asher’s tech magnate father who… Continue reading Book Review: Mascara (and other drama) 

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Book Review: The Book Thief (and how it stole my heart) 

BOOK DETAILS: Paperback, 552 pages Published March 14th 2006 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published 2005) SYNOPSIS: It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . Set during World War II in… Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief (and how it stole my heart)