Tag: contemporary

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Posted July 31, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

There’s just something about Rainbow Rowell’s writing that just clicks with me. Something undefinable. I’ve loved every book that she has released and Landline is no different. This is a strange one because it is definitely an adult contemporary novel but it has a little bit of science fiction thrown into the mix. Although the characters themselves do not travel through time, through some unknown phenomena the main character Georgie […]

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Posted July 7, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

If I’m being absolutely, completely, brutally honest, I actually struggled to get into this book at the beginning (which really sucked since I was so looking forward to it). The reason for this is because I really struggle with third person present tense (yet oddly enough, don’t have trouble with first person present tense – guess I’m just weird that way!) However, I persevered and I’m so glad I did […]

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee

Posted June 24, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee

I wasn’t expecting great things from How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee but I was pleasantly surprised by how charming and funny I found it. It definitely surprised me (in the best possible way). This book is about a teen called Nolan who has been (relatively) recently adopted into a family with a slightly over-bearing (but well-meaning) older sister called Daphne. Nolan is gay but […]

Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

Posted May 30, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

You know when you get a book that just speaks to you? You’re not even sure why but it just does? This is that book for me. Know Not Why is a charming, funny, surprisingly deep and moving story. It’s a book about sexual awakening but it is also a book about friendship. But I am getting ahead of myself here. First, a bit of background. I actually first read […]

A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Posted January 28, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Review A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard wasn’t a bad book necessarily but it just felt kinda… pointless? Not really sure how I felt about it. Lots of meaningless descriptions and very little in the way of plot or characterization. I came out of the book not knowing a single thing about the characters – I felt that far removed from them. The story centres around Cindy a young […]