Category: ARC April

The A to Z of You and Me – James Hannah

The A to Z of You and Me – James Hannah

The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah wraps a cautionary tale around lost love and a children’s game. Ivo is in hospice and has had no visitors. His nurse, Sheila, is concerned for him and suggests he starts playing the A-Z game – think of a […]

Posted April 30, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments

Eleven Hours – Pamela Erens

Eleven Hours – Pamela Erens

Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens packs a lot of emotion into a short book. At just 176 pages and spanning the time frame of eleven hours (I know, that would be hard to guess!) it focuses on a woman in labor and the pregnant nurse assigned to her. Lore, the one in labor, […]

Posted April 29, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 2 Comments

Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse

Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse

 Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse was an interesting read. I loved the plot line but not the characters which made reading it a little odd. I did really like that I did not guess one of the surprise endings and that nudged this from a three star to a three […]

Posted April 28, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 2 Comments

The Cook Up – D. Watkins

The Cook Up – D. Watkins

The Cook Up by D. Watkins provided a gripping insight to how a person on the right path ends up following a dark and dangerous pathway instead. D. is a young man striving to escape his neighborhood in East Baltimore with an acceptance to Georgetown University. He has seen the life […]

Posted April 26, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments

Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake had such promise. A fantastic sounding plot featuring a teen girl struggling with balancing love and her mental illness. A letter written to the boy she has hurt and a promise of a brighter future. Instead of getting the big heart tugs and emotional tie […]

Posted April 25, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 4 Comments

Ruined – Amy Tintera

Ruined – Amy Tintera

Ruined by Amy Tintera is the first of a new YA fantasy trilogy. It features a kickass female bent on avenging her family and rescuing her little sister from a neighboring country they are at war with. Since she does not have the magic that runs in her family, Em has been taught […]

Posted April 24, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 Comments

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

I kept hearing about The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi but was unsure if it was for me. It sounded like it would either be amazing or awful, and nothing in between as to craft a world as detailed as necessary for the plot is not easy. I finally decided that the hype had […]

Posted April 23, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 Comments

The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett is a tale told in three parts. Each section begins with the same day; and the meeting or almost meeting of two students. Told in alternating chapters each timeline unfurls through the decades with each what if covered. It is an interesting concept for a […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 1 Comment