Regretting You

4/5 stars Clara is 16 years old and desperately wants to be as different as possible from her mother, Morgan. Despite this, she seems to be making similar choices as her mother did when she was growing up. Morgan and Chris, had Clara when they were very young. Morgan doesn’t want to watch Clara make … More Regretting You

Black Sunday

4/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Babike and Ariyike experience their lives change when their parents divorce and their household dissolves. They and their younger brother are placed in the care of their grandmother, a woman reluctant to raise them. Each … More Black Sunday

Night Theater

5/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Saheb is a surgeon at a run-down clinic with barely enough supplies to stay open. Every day is a battle as Saheb must fight to get the supplies he needs from corrupt officials. One night, … More Night Theater

Little Gods

4/5 stars Su Lan was a brilliant physicist. She kept herself distant from every person in her life. Her complex personality made her an enigma. Even more intriguing is how determined she was to erase her past. Now she has died and her daughter, Liya, travels to China to collect Su Lan’s ashes. From the … More Little Gods

Nothing To See Here

5/5 stars Lillian and Madison were unlikely friends at school, but have maintained distant contact in adulthood. Suddenly, Madison enlists Lillian’s help to care for Madison’s twin step children. It seems like a typical nannying job except for the fact that the children can spontaneously burst into flames. Lillian must figure out how to care … More Nothing To See Here

Red at the Bone

5/5 stars Iris was 16 when she became pregnant with Melody. Her coming of age ceremony never happened. Now Melody is 16 and preparing for her own ceremony while wearing the dress meant for her mother. Surrounded by her family, Melody makes her grand entrance and we learn about the successes and tragedies of this … More Red at the Bone

Dear Edward

5/5 stars Eddie was halfway across the country when something unthinkable happened. The plane he and his family were on plummeted from the sky killing everyone… well, everyone except for Eddie. At just 12-years-old, Eddie must learn to live through this horrific tragedy and find himself along the way. This was an incredibly moving novel. … More Dear Edward