Malibu Rising

MALIBU RISING Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid Published by Ballantine Books, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel;…

She Who Became The Sun

SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN Written by Shelley Parker-Chan Published by Tor Books, July 20th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness… In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the…

A Psalm For The Wild Built

A PSALM FOR THE WILD BUILT Written by Becky Chambers Published by Tor.com, July 13th, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: It’s been centuries since the robots of Earth gained self-awareness and laid down their tools.Centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again.Centuries since they faded…

One Last Stop

ONE LAST STOP Written by Casey McQuiston Published by St Martin’s Griffin, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go…

The Radium Girls

THE RADIUM GIRLS: The dark story of America’s Shining Women Written by Kate Moore Published by Sourcebooks, May 2, 2017 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From…

Children of Time

CHILDREN OF TIME Written by Adrian Tchaikovsky Published by Pan Macmillan, June 4, 2015 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: A race for survival among the stars… Humanity’s last survivors escaped earth’s ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers? WHO WILL INHERIT THIS…

Talk Bookish To Me

TALK BOOKISH TO ME Written by Kate Bromley Published by Graydon House, May 25th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book. But right now?…

Little Fires Everywhere

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Written by Celeste Ng Published by Penguin Press, September 12, 2017 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on…

The Midnight Library

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY Written by Matt Haig Published by Canongate Books Ltd, February 4, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see…