Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray – Review

Instructions for a Secondhand HeartInstructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray has an expected publication date of December 5th, 2017 by Poppy and is a young adult novel. Synopsis: A moving novel about grief, guilt, and the unpredictability of love, for fans of Everything, Everything and All the Bright Places.
Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He’s spent every day in a hospital hooked up to machines to keep his heart ticking. Then when a donor match is found for Jonny’s heart, that turns out to be the cruelest irony of all. Because for Jonny’s life to finally start, someone else’s had to end.  Continue reading

How We Fall by Melissa Toppen – Review

How We FallHow We Fall by Melissa Toppen was published on March 11th, 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and is a contemporary romance novel. Synopsis: It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land. I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything. Continue reading

Picturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages by Randy Alcorn – Review

Picturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring PagesPicturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages by Randy Alcorn was published on September 5th, 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers. Synopsis: Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it–a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work. Continue reading

Tool of War: Ship Breaker Book #3 by Paolo Bacigalupi – Review

Tool of War (Ship Breaker, #3)Tool of War: Ship Breaker Book #3 by Paolo Bacigalupi was published on October 10th, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Synopsis: This third book in a major series by a bestselling science fiction author, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist is the gripping story of the most provocative character from his acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. Continue reading

When It’s Real by Erin Watt – Review

When It's RealFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. (Published May 30th 2017 by Harlequin Teen) Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down. Continue reading

The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith – Review

The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with HappinessThe Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith was published on September 5th, 2017 by Broadway Books and is a psychology book. This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives, and that it is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. Continue reading