July 20, 2016

[Review] The Romantics by Leah Konen

“I’m asking you to forget everything you know about True Love. The real kind doesn’t make you selfish and shortsighted. Real love makes you better than you ever knew you could be. So, how do you find me? Well, I’m actually the one who finds you.”

Narrated by Love herself, The Romantics is the story of Love and the role that Love has in bringing two people together. In this case, it’s the story of Gael Brennan. Gael is a high school senior, a hopeless romantic and a kid who not only has an up-close view of the unraveling of his parents marriage, but is about to have the first big heartbreak of his life. After all that, Gael has every reason to lose faith in love. What Gael doesn’t know is that Love is weaving her web, nudging him closer to the person he should be with… if the dreaded Rebound doesn’t derail her plans, that is.

July 19, 2016

Watch: New Trailer for 'The Girl on the Train'

Watch the full trailer for The Girl on the Train, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennet, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon. 

The theatrical release date is set for October 7, so there's still time to read the book before watching the movie. 

July 18, 2016

6 Kindle Book Deals Worth Highlighting

If you're looking for a book, or several books, to add to your summer reading list or just want to fill your eReader, here are a few highlights of books currently on sale for Kindle, including The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood--a book with a wonderful narrative that I am currently reading and enjoying thanks, in part, to the current drop in price; Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, a sci-fi novel that released just a few months ago; and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stuart, a children's adventure novel that sounds like a lot of fun. 

Each selection is currently on sale for $2.99 or less. 

July 14, 2016

[Review] Resurrecting Sunshine by Lisa A. Koosis

Seventeen-year-old Adam Rhodes is a famous musician, or--at least--he was, until the accidental death of Marybeth (stage name: Sunshine)--his best friend, band mate and love of his life. It’s been a year and Adam, as devastated as he is, drinks himself into a stupor in an effort to suppress the memories.  

Then Dr. Elloran shows up at his doorstep one day claiming to have a proposition that will be mutually beneficial--one that just might save Adam from his self-destructive path. Dr. Elloran claims that she, and her team of scientists at Project Orpheus, have the ability to resurrect Sunshine--using the methods of cloning and memory implantation--and they need Adam’s memories of Sunshine to complete the process.

July 6, 2016

[Review] Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog

Victoria Zell recently transferred to a Catholic high school. She doesn’t quite fit in with her peers, who have all known each other since childhood, but she doesn’t let it bother her. She’s quiet, she keeps to herself and she looks forward to seeing her sweet and equally oddball boyfriend/best friend/neighbor, Andrew, after school.  Things get complicated when new student, Z, arrives at the school. He’s mysterious and alluring, and everyone—including Victoria—is captivated by him. As she draws closer to Z, she falls further away from her boyfriend. The more rumors she hears about Z, the more she wants to untangle the truth about him.

June 28, 2016

[Review] All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls is a story about the disappearances of two young women—ten years apart—told in reverse. 

Nicolette Farrell left her home, her family and her friends behind in Cooley Ridge after the mysterious disappearance of her best friend, Corinne. When Corinne went missing, everyone became a suspect—Nicolette, her brother, her boyfriend and Corinne’s boyfriend were all under investigation, Nic learning more about her friends than she wanted to.

After 10 years, Nicolette is returning to her rural hometown to tie up loose ends pertaining to her ailing father. Within days of her return, another girl goes missing, the mysterious circumstances re-opening old wounds, a decade-long investigation, and a pressing need to discover what really happened to her best friend ten years earlier.