Category: ARC April

The Last Boy and Girl in the World – Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World – Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian was an interesting meld of teen love story, family drama and eminent domain. “What?” you say. “A YA book about the government claiming land?” Yup, and it was a very interesting way to look at where you live and […]

Posted April 21, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 Comments

Not Working – Lisa Owens

Not Working – Lisa Owens

Not Working is Lisa Owens’ debut, and it is mostly successful. Styled as a rom-com where the main character, Claire, quits her job abruptly as she just doesn’t like it and relies on her medical student boyfriend for support. Then she seeks her next big step amongst “charming” foibles and […]

Posted April 20, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 1 Comment

She – Michelle Latiolais

She – Michelle Latiolais

She sounded so great. A modern day Go Ask Alice where a 15 year-old runs from an abusive home to the mean streets of Los Angeles. A nameless everygirl, the titular she could have been a powerful literary figure that could have spoken to a generation. Unfortunately her story was […]

Posted April 19, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 1 Comment

Meternity – Meghann Foye

Meternity – Meghann Foye

Meternity is about the lengths a person will go to, to make their dreams come true. Liz is tired of seeing all of the mommies at work get to leave early and have a relaxing time off after the baby is born. She decides to fake a pregnancy and use […]

Posted April 18, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 Comments

Approval Junkie – Faith Salie

Approval Junkie – Faith Salie

Approval Junkie is a memoir that focuses on why a person would seek validation from everyone but herself. It was an interesting read, as I think that needing the okay from others is something that is taught in a low-key way to all girls. Faith Salie, an actress, writer and radio host, has sent […]

Posted April 17, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 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

Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel

A few months ago, Netgalley featured a scavenger hunt that led to Sleeping Giants. I was intrigued by the premise and the fact that all of the chapters are set as character interviews. A never identified government agent from an unknown agency is collaborating with scientists, military personnel, and an […]

Posted April 15, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 1 Comment

Father’s Day – Simon Van Booy

Father’s Day – Simon Van Booy

Father’s Day is a modern day tale of love, family and what truly holds two people together. A tale that examines the past along with the present in a way that showcases each character and their inner thoughts. Harvey was raised by her uncle, Jason, after her parents death when she was […]

Posted April 13, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments