Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

Hi everyone! I hope you're all well. Today, I'm here to talk about Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson, which I had the pleasure of reading in February thanks to Edelweiss. Summary When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop, while dealing with…

Black Girl Unlimited and Long Bright River – Mini Reviews #12

Hi everyone! As someone who actually likes reviewing books I can’t believe that I haven’t published any on here in over two months. And I've read 14 books this year so my (valid) excuses are exhaustion and busyness. Anyways, I'm happy to share my thoughts on two audiobook ARCs I finished recently. I went into…

The Outsider by Stephen King – My First King Novel

Hi everyone! Today, I'm here to talk to y'all about The Outsider by Stephen King AKA the first King novel I've ever read. As celebrated as he is, Stephen King is an author I swore I'd never read because I don't do horror. I came to that realization back in college. I went to Halloween…

Mini Reviews #11: The Girl The Sea Gave Back & Frankly In Love

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne YoungPublished September 3, 2019 by Wednesday BooksFantasy | Young AdultLinks: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Disclaimer: ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I'm sorry but this book is really underdeveloped. It feels like the author relied on reader's knowledge…

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff: A Spoiler-Free ARC Review

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay KristoffPublished September 3, 2019 by St. Martin's Press Adult FantasyLinks: Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Book Depository Disclaimer: ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The greatest games in Godsgraves history have ended with the most audacious murders in…

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno: A Review & A Few Recommendations

Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina MorenaPublished: May 14, 2019 by Disney-HyperionGenre: Contemporary | Audience: Young AdultSource: Library/AudiobookRating: 4/5 stars Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and…

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson | My Greatest Bookish Accomplishment

The Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonPublication: August 31, 2010Series: The Stormlight Archive #1Genre: Fantasy | Audience: Adult Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and…

Review: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Publication: May 7, 2019 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Series: The Aurora Cycle #1Genre: Science Fiction | Audience: Young AdultSource: Library/HardcoverRATING: 2 out of 5 stars The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones…

Mini Reviews #8: Truly Devious, There There and Skyward

Hi everyone! Today, I'm going to talk about three books I finished recently. I didn't think I had much to say about these books, but once I started writing, I got carried away. I promise my mini reviews aren't always this long. Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson So many people were talking…