Melissa Bashardoust’s Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a reimagining of Snow White that pays homage to the original but makes a mark of its own.
Browsing: young adult
Josi S. Kilpack’s All That Makes Life Bright is a fictionalized look at Harriet Beecher and Calvin Stowe’s first 18 months together as a married couple.
Melissa Pimentel loves Jane Austen’s portrayal of tricky family dynamics in Persuasion. The One That Got Away takes that notion into the 21st Century.
Girl with the Red Balloon is an intense and, at times, very dark, book. What makes it work is compelling material — both real and imagined.
A gender fluid lead with an appetite for revenge makes Linsey Miller’s Mask of Shadows an intense and compelling YA read.
When Dimple Met Rishi is unexpected and funny and lovely. Author Sandhya Menon has created complex characters that make you want to root for them.
Nancy Campbell Allen’s The Secret of the India Orchid is a fast, easy and clean read. Multiple mysteries throughout add a nice balance to romantic elements.
I would read Kara Connolly’s No Good Deed again. I’d even recommend it as a light, quick-paced escape. Just don’t think too hard when reading it.
Patricia Forde has crafted a world that is terrifyingly realistic. There’s nothing that screams, “this is imaginary,” and that’s why The List works so well.
A week ago, I read Ann Dee Ellis’ latest novel, You May Already Be a Winner, and I couldn’t put it down. It’s one book I will read over and over again.