Genre: Coming of Age

Average Rating: 4.24


The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata – Review and Giveaway

The first thing that I noticed about Suzanne Kamata’s The Mermaids of Lake Michigan was the cover. It’s so hauntingly beautiful, and the woman’s underwater face with the sunlight softly streaming through the water fits in perfectly with the title of the book. When I dove into this book on my Kindle, I certainly didn’t […]

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The Drifter by Christine Lennon – Review and Giveaway

    If you crack open the pages of The Drifter expecting a murder mystery, you’ll be a bit disappointed. It’s stated in black and white in the back cover blurb that former sorority girl Betsy and her two best friends experience a horrible act of violence while in their last year of college in Gainesville, […]

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The Buried Book by D.M. Pulley – Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

  D. M. Pulley’s historical fiction novel, The Buried Book, follows nine-year-old Jasper as he works to discover what happened to his mother, who disappeared after she dropped him off on her brother’s farm. Jasper’s dangerous journey takes him to the seedier parts of early 1950s Detroit to the Michigan farmlands of his uncle to the […]

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The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell – Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

  The Girls in the Garden starts off with a twelve-year-old girl discovering her sister’s unconscious body, half naked and bloodied from an attack during a neighborhood party. Immediately you’re left wondering who would hurt this thirteen-year-old girl, let alone leave there for anyone to discover her body. Author Lisa Jewell backs things up and goes […]

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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway – June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Family secrets, great personal sacrifices, powerful friendships, dangerous enemies, and old world Hollywood encroaching on small town Ohio make up June, a novel told in dual timelines. Hopping back and forth between 2015 and 1955, June tells the story of Cassie Danvers as she mourns the loss of her very private grandmother–the only family that […]

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Review and Giveaway – Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

  The psychological thriller Beside Myself takes a good look at many things like nature vs. nurture, mental illness and how it affects families, the repercussions of suicide, and sibling rivalry. Twins Helen and Ellie have a unique but tenuous relationship when they’re young, mainly based on the strain after their artist father’s suicide and […]

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The Chalice of Sorrows (Covenant Book 2) by Robert J. Duperre

  In the first book(my review), The Mirror of Souls, we’re introduced to Jacqueline Talbot, who is known as the Gorgon—a spiritual being that is preordained to be the host body for the demigod Khayrat. While her Aunt Mitzy and Mitzy’s vampire bodyguard Edwin are sworn to protect Jacqueline and keep this prophecy from coming […]

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