Genre: Literary


The Hopefuls – Jennifer Close

The Hopefuls – Jennifer Close

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close was a book I had so much hope for. I love Washington D.C. based drama TV shows, and I was hoping that would translate well to the written word. I was nervous as I have read a slew of NYC based books lately and they […]

Posted September 22, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments


Stars Over Sunset Boulevard – Susan Meissner

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard – Susan Meissner

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner had the potential to be great. Instead it was good but lacked the emotional pull needed. Violet and Audrey are both secretaries at the movie studio filming Gone With the Wind in 1938. They become roommates out of necessity and friends out of shared […]

Posted June 21, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Faerie – Eisha Marjara

Faerie – Eisha Marjara

Faerie by Eisha Marjara could have been a powerful read. Dealing with an anorexic teen girl, Lila, and her desire to die before her eighteenth birthday should have made me an emotional wreck. Instead, I was annoyed with Lila’s whiny self-indulgence and the people around her perpetuating her disease. Lila […]

Posted May 16, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments


Girls on Fire – Robin Wasserman

Girls on Fire – Robin Wasserman

 Oh dear god yes. This book brought back all of the angst of high school, toxic friendships, lies compounding lies, a social stratus that defines all and so much more. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman is a book about teenagers that is not a YA in the best way. Dark and even […]

Posted May 4, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 4 Comments

Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld

Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld

 I first came across Curtis Sittenfeld with her debut Prep back in 2005. I really enjoyed it but did not read anything else she had written. When Eligible came on my radar, I decided it was high time to read Sittenfeld again. Eligible is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Since it has […]

Posted April 16, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 2 Comments