"Nothing is more disappointing to me than an intelligent woman who dumbs herself down for a man."
I Hope You're Listening brought me to the life of Delia "Dee" Skinner. Ten years ago, she witnessed her bestfriend Sibby get abducted. She was left behind and she feels guilty about it. So, she created the podcast Radio silent to help bring light to missing person's cases and have them solved. It blows up, but here's the thing, people don't know she's the one behind it.
What happens when the search for the perfect date goes perfectly wrong? Don’t miss this charming romantic comedy from critically acclaimed author Kris Ripper.
Alison Green, desperate valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. That's her first big mistake. The second is accidentally saying Yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she's crushing on Charlotte. Alison manages to stay positive, even when her best friend starts referring to the play as "Ye Olde Shakespearean Disaster." Alison must cope with the misadventures that befall the play if she's going to survive the year. She'll also have to grapple with what it means to be "out" and what she might be willing to give up for love.
“All around me, my friends are talking, joking, laughing. Outside is the camp, the barbed wire, the guard towers, the city, the country that hates us. We are not free. But we are not alone.”
Julia & Rocco's story is the perfect blend of cute, fun, dramatic, sweet, and steamy - definitely the total package!
All in all, Sara Farizan was able to deliver an sapphic love story at its purest, perfect for the younger young adults (if you know what I mean?)
A Girl Like That can be a hard book to read, so tread lightly if you decide to pick this up as your next choice. The themes discussed are much needed at this time, but some scenes can be triggering for people who've experienced this before.
The Mall is a quick and easy read, perfect for readers looking for something light and nostalgic. I was born in the 90s so it was hard for me to relate to some of them, but someone who was a teen in the 90s will have a smiley time after reading this for sure.
I don't know if it's the theme of the book or just my mood, but I loved this book better than the author's debut novel. Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop combined everything that I love in my reads. I got that signature Asian family drama, culture, food, travel, romance, mystery, adventure, and a dash of magic to give me that extra boost. Can't wait to read the author's future works!