Young Adult | Mystery
Jade loves the house she’s just moved into with her family. She doesn’t even mind being the new girl at the high school: It’s a fresh start, and there’s that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes…
But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade’s little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade’s jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn’t.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house… is haunted.
Haunted by a ghost who’s seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade’s school – until her untimely death last year. It’s up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets.
But is one of them a murderer? Continue reading “The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington”
Genre: Fiction | Mystery
The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.
Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn’t right at the Sun Down, and before long she’s determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden…
Continue reading “The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James”
Title: Love, Life, and List
Author: Kasie West
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.
Which is where the list comes in.
Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.
This is the first in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters.
What a stress-free read! It was so fun and cute. I missed reading this kind of story. Back when I was in school, I’m a big fan of YA romance genre but a lot of things have changed since then. I honestly can’t remember when was the last time I read this kind of story line and I felt refreshed while reading this.
The characters were so relatable. I loved all the characters in this book. I loved the relationship of Abby and Cooper, their banter were swoon worthy. I loved them all and I’m elated that this is a series and I’ll probably see the same characters again in the next book.
Hello! It’s been so long since I’ve written something here. Here I am again, begging your forgiveness, my wonderful blog. I’m deeply sorry for neglecting you for almost a year. I’ve been so busy these past year and my life is not the same anymore. Unlike when I was in college, I’m a certified book addict and nerd.
A lot have changed since, I’ve got a job far away from my comfort zone which stressed me out so much. Board exam happened and I focused on it for almost 6 months. Then, I realized that my job is so shitty and it doesn’t pay me well, so I moved on. Now, I have job here in our province and it feels like I’m a generalist and now I’m thinking if I deserve that kind of job. I’m a licensed psychometrician and now I’m thinking on moving from another job. Anyway, enough of my shitty life.
I’ve been thinking a lot of times when my life is so carefree. When I was in college, my life was just so simple. My only problem that time was what to blog and what to read. Now, it’s just so complicated. So here I am, being nostalgic again. Here I am, ready to blog again, ready to read again, ready to pour my feelings out again.
Hello! I think I’m finally beating this blogging and reading slump I’ve been experiencing since last 2015. I remember that I made like, two blogs, which I eventually abandoned last 2015. I don’t know what the hell happened to be honest, I don’t know the reason why I felt like giving up in this blogging world.
I also made a private blog for my personal life which I also abandoned because it felt like a job. I felt like I need to post everyday, I need to write something about how fucked up my day was and it’s just wasn’t me. I felt like a different person or maybe it’s just not in my nature. I’m more comfortable writing my feelings about the book I’ve read not what happened in my life (and I’m not that popular to be paid attention to).
But now, I’m finally getting back on track! I’ve read five books this year plus I’ve finished reading two mangas (Gakuen Alice and Erased). I’m also starting to write again, like what I am doing now. It feels good to let go my thoughts and it feels so fucking great to write and just let the words take me away.