Book Review: “100 Days of Sunlight” by Abbie Emmons

"No one has ever seen the light by being told there are darker places out there."   When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down. Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels … Continue reading Book Review: “100 Days of Sunlight” by Abbie Emmons

The Joy of Pessimism in oh no by Alex Norris

oh no. A humorous and poignant comic collection about disappointments big and small based on the popular webcomic, Webcomic Name. Alex Norris’ viral webcomic Webcomic Name, has captured the internet’s heart. The disappointed blob and its resigned "oh no" has become a recognizable slogan, tapping into the current internet zeitgeist of self-conscious pessimism to hilarious … Continue reading The Joy of Pessimism in oh no by Alex Norris

“The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One” by Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

i am magic / all the days i am / a woman / & i am magic / all the days i am / not. Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author Amanda Lovelace presents the mermaid’s voice returns in this one — the third and final installment in her “women are some … Continue reading “The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One” by Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

Princess and Pages October Wrap-up + Book Haul

"Memory had a habit of erasing, leaving only the most necessary." --Daisy Johnson, Everything Under Hello November!But before I completely say farewell to October, please join me in looking back at the awesome reading month that was. I met a number of new favorite authors: Truman Capote, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Daisy Johnson. I was reminded … Continue reading Princess and Pages October Wrap-up + Book Haul

“The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl” by Tomihiko Morimi (ARC Review)

"No matter how long the night, dawn is bound to come.” A college student spends an evening out, unwittingly attracting the attention of various men whose paths she crosses. One in particular, an upperclassman who has been nursing a crush on her for some time, has chosen this night to make his true feelings known. … Continue reading “The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl” by Tomihiko Morimi (ARC Review)

The Miracle of “Miracle Creek” by Angie Kim

"That was the thing about lies: they demanded commitment." The “gripping… page-turner” (Time) hitting all the best of summer reading lists, Miracle Creek is perfect for book clubs and fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng. How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies? In a … Continue reading The Miracle of “Miracle Creek” by Angie Kim

Looking at Life’s Checkpoints: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza

"Not all heartbreaks have to end with you broken." Growth and change—two powerful anthems resonate throughout this collection of poetry and prose that will leave you feeling emboldened and empowered. You Are Here is Dawn Lanuza’s newest collection of contemporary poetry that lends itself to the idea of giving ourselves second chances. These self-healing poems and … Continue reading Looking at Life’s Checkpoints: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza