Portrait of a Thief – Grace D. Li | A Brief Book Review

History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other countries, kept even now.  Will Chen plans to steal them back. A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art… Continue reading Portrait of a Thief – Grace D. Li | A Brief Book Review

The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Brief Book Review

Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about. To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life.… Continue reading The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Brief Book Review

Worthy of Legend – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review | RELEASE DAY!!

1906 After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends are forced to hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother who stops at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her… Continue reading Worthy of Legend – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review | RELEASE DAY!!

Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part Two

Hello again, dear readers. I cannot believe that it has already been a month since I last posted. Summer life has been hectic over here. Combine normal life with a stomach bug and family visiting and blogging has slipped down to the bottom of my priorities. I have missed popping on here though and hope… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part Two

Shadowed Loyalty – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review

Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago’s leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turns out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Ambushes, bribes, murder, prostitution—all her life, her father sheltered her from his crimes, but now she can no longer turn… Continue reading Shadowed Loyalty – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review

Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part One

Hello again, dear readers. After a crazy week - and the actual arrival of spring - I am happy to be back. We have three more weeks of school, including this one, before I complete my high school years and we all jump into summer life. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I am the least excited about the… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part One

Butterfly Yellow – Thanhhà Lai | Bookish Thoughts

Published: 2019 | 4 stars | Add on: TheStoryGraph or Goodreads Butterfly Yellow is a recent novel that tells the story of Hang (hereafter known as H, due to the fact that the proper letters are unavailable), a young woman who immigrates to the United States from Vietnam, a country that - at the time… Continue reading Butterfly Yellow – Thanhhà Lai | Bookish Thoughts

The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George | A (Brief) Book Review

Some memories are better left forgotten. Darby and Morgan haven’t spoken for two years, and their friend group has splintered. But when the body of their former science teacher is found in the marsh where they attended camp that summer, they realize they have more questions than answers . . . and even fewer memories.… Continue reading The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George | A (Brief) Book Review

Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | Part 2

Hello again, dear readers. Spring seems to be hiding from us this week, we have had a stretch of over all chilly days and although I cannot wait for sunny, warm weather (or more of last night's pouring rain), today seems to be a fitting day to post my last "Winter 2022" post. As I… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | Part 2

The London House – Katherine Reay | A (Brief) Book Review

Caroline Payne thinks it’s just another day of work until she receives a call from Mat Hammond, an old college friend and historian. But pleasantries are cut short. Mat has uncovered a scandalous secret kept buried for decades: In World War II, Caroline’s British great-aunt betrayed family and country to marry her German lover. Determined… Continue reading The London House – Katherine Reay | A (Brief) Book Review