Genre: Contemporary

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 […]

P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin

Posted January 30, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin

Not to be confused with the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern (which was turned into a movie starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank), P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin was the first book in the titular Sweet Dreams series (think Harlequin or Mills and Boon novels except aimed at the teenage market). My previous blog entry on the Sweet Dreams Series provided a bit more detail on […]

Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Posted September 19, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

This novella is narrated by Paige, who was the narrator of Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic, books 3 and 4 of the Women of the Otherworld series. Paige doesn’t seem to be the most popular narrator of the series but I have always liked her so it was good to get back inside her head (so to speak). Of course, Lucas, Savannah and Adam also feature prominently in this […]

Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Posted August 21, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala is a very intense novel. It is about a girl called Joy Delamere who runs away from home to escape the confines of an abusive relationship. Joy’s life has always been sheltered and protected. Growing up with a severe form of asthma, her health scares have made her parents very protective of her. Her older brother was always her support but now that he […]