Genre: Contemporary

The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

Posted April 17, 2016 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Reviews / 4 Comments
The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

A book about alcoholism is a definitely an odd choice for me – but I have wanted to read this book for a long time and I am really glad that I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. This was not an easy book by any stretch of the imagination (it was downright difficult to get through at times actually) but it was definitely a worthwhile, thought-provoking read. […]

Edge by M.E. Kerr

Posted October 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Edge by M.E. Kerr

I often have difficulty with reading short stories, especially when they are gathered together in an anthology. I like my fiction meaty; massive tomes are my bread and butter. Taking this into account, I may not be the best fit for this particular book. I was approached by the publisher to read and review this collection of stories by M.E. Kerr, an author whose early works were considered ground-breaking for […]

When We Were by Alexandra Diaz

Posted October 4, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
When We Were by Alexandra Diaz

I have a lot to thank this book for. I have been going through a major reading slump (again) this summer and I have barely felt like reading (which is not so great when you run a book blog). Thankfully, I was approached to review this books as part of Paper Lantern Lit’s Blog Tour. I am happy to say I enjoyed it a lot! When We Were by Alexandra Diaz is about […]

Social Skills by Sara Alva

Posted April 7, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 6 Comments
Social Skills by Sara Alva

Social Skills is the debut novel by Sara Alva. I had actually read her second book Silent prior to reading this one and it was so good that I knew I had to read this too. Social Skills is such an incredibly heart-warming book. I just wanted to wrap the main character up in a great big hug and tell him everything was going to be ok. This book is […]

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

Posted February 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 3 Comments
The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick was a thoroughly engrossing read. I would go as far to say it is my favourite book that she has written so far (and that is high praise since I really adored Intervention and Not Broken, Just Bent). This is the story of high school jock Bryan Dennison. Bryan is not a nice lad. He is a bit of a bully in fact. He […]