Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.” 
– Brigid Kemmerer

Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Cursebreakers #1
Release Date: January 29, 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 484

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Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

“We find things, just as we lose things. If you’ve lost your honor, you’ll find it again.” 

– Adrienne Young

Title: Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pages: 340

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Review: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

“Be cautious with who you give your heart to. And be more wary of those who seek to steal it.”
– Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Escaping From Houdini
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #3
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson
Pages: 416

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Review: You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

“It all starts with a song. Maybe it’s time I finish mine.”

– Erin Hahn

When I first saw You’d Be Mine and read the description for it I was expecting a cute summer read like Emery Lord’s Open Road Summer; It wasn’t like that at all. You’d Be Mine had so much depth and feeling in it that calling it a “cute and light summer read” would be a disservice. This book deals with the heavy issues of loss, depression, and coping in all the wrong ways but does so in a relatable way. Our two main characters are not flawless but they are strong and I was rooting not only for them to be together but for them to also really find themselves and move on from their troubled pasts.

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Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

It’s like some of us are chasing after our nightmares the way other people chase dreams.”

– Taylor Jenkins Reid

I opened up this book, read the Author’s Note and then opened to the first section and thought “there is no way in hell I can read a book written in interview manuscript form.” I was so wrong. I absolutely loved this novel and I don’t think any other format would have worked at all. Every character was an unreliable narrator and this format allowed you to see situations from everyone’s perspectives while also seeing what else was going on in their lives that other characters had no inkling of. Every character had their own story to tell about how it all went down.

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