The Swallows

3/5 stars When new teacher, Alex Witt, arrives at Stonebridge Academy, she has no clue about the dark secrets hidden within the school’s walls. She realizes something is up when students share disturbing responses to a writing assignment. One student, Gemma, is fed up with the sects and is ready to do something about it. … More The Swallows

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

Beach Read

4.5/5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. January and Augustus could not be more opposite. While she writes romantic comedies, he is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. Neither understand the other. January would prefer all of her stories to … More Beach Read

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