I was hooked from the beginning by the need to know exactly where everyone went, but I was really drawn into the story by the slowly blossoming bond between Hannah and Leo. Their fears, desires, and flaws were so well fleshed out that these characters really sprang off the page for me. By the end, I was so truly invested in their lives that their own personal fates mattered more to me than the question of what happened to everyone else.
Dark and unflinchingly gory in some parts, but poetic at the same time. The beauty of the language in this book sang on every page, creating an interesting contrast with the bleakness of the landscape described. The enemies-to-lovers, slow-burn romance was executed perfectly and added a layer of tension that kept me turning the pages. I also really appreciated the world building and the parallels to existing cultures, conflicts, and mythologies.
Part memoir, part guidebook for life. Glennon intersperses anecdotes with her meditations about what it really takes to burn it all down and start over with courage and honesty. Recommending this one to every woman in my life!
This story felt like the perfect vacation in the year of no vacations. As with all of Henry's other books, her characters feel so textured and real that it's impossible not to love them and feel completely entangled in their lives. The banter made me laugh out loud many times and really made Poppy and Alex come to life for me.
Reid's talent for creating distinct, complex characters really shines in this book. Even with a large cast of characters, she manages to get to the core of each of them, weaving the tapestry of the Riva family in a way that made me want to root for all of them, whatever their transgressions (but Nina, the family's relutant leader, most of all).
If you need more laughter in your life, you need more Samantha Irby in your life. No topic is off limits for Irby, from her dating history to her struggles with chronic illness, as well as the many highs and lows of her career and personal life. The perfect mixture of hilarious and heartfelt (though mostly just hilarious).
A low pressure guide to decreasing the everyday stress of overthinking. With relateable examples from her own life, Bogel provides actionable steps toward making decisions more managable so we can spend less time choosing where to go and more time enjoying where we end up.
An orphan must navigate the perils of a spooky mansion with a cruel mistress in order to solve the murder of the witch family she never knew she had. With an eerie atmosphere and a clever, brave heroine leading the way, I couldn't help reading long into the night to find out what happened next.
A powerful, unsettling memoir told in stunning, lyrical prose. Machado offers us an intimate glimpse into her abusive relationship, where even the good times are heavy with a sense of dread, and the bad times are reminiscent of a gothic novel.
I wanted to LIVE in this graphic novel, vampires and all! I mean, a family of vegetables who spend their days tending the garden of their kindly witch guardian and selling their produce at the farmers market? It's just about as soothing as it sounds, even with the monster plot that drives the narrative. The illustrations go a long way when it comes to fleshing out the characters, as well as building a quaint and cozy world that I could have gone on reading about forever.
What starts out as a bleak glimpse into what might be the final hours of a woman's life becomes a vibrant journey through time, space, and possibility. It's a story about choices and regrets, but most of all, about how it's never too late to fall in love with life again.
In true Christina Lauren fashion, this story is funny and romantic from start to finish. The setup - two people who seem completely wrong for each other end up being a nearly perfect match on a science-based dating app - creates so much interesting tension. I particularly enjoyed the main character's interaction with her writer best friend. With all the elements romance readers crave, this is a great addition to the genre!
Leave everything you thought you knew at the door and dive deep into the complex, harrowing, heartbreaking lives of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper. The sights, sounds, smells, and people of 19th century London come to vivid life in these pages.
An instant New York Times bestseller! “Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls.
Reading this book was like sitting down to dinner with old friends and listening to all their stories about the wild things that have happened since I last saw them. The last hundred pages in particular showcase Maas at her absolute best. I've been eagerly awaiting Nesta's story for years, and it did not disappoint!
This dark fairytale is reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton. The setting, a magical carnival in the heart of the woods, is a vibrant, haunting place I want to visit again and again. Louisa's longing for family and friendship reaches right through the pages and squeezes your heart, making the story equal parts meloncholoy and hope.