Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

The Essex Serpent

I saw this book around a lot when it was first published and the topic, the possible existence of a mythical serpent in Essex, is definitely one that struck my fancy. Plus, the detail in the cover is lovely in its delicacy. Which is, in fact, what prompted me to buy it. I saw it… Continue reading The Essex Serpent

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Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

American Street

I’m not sure what drew me to this book. Honestly, maybe it was just the cover (which is stunning). It could have been that it seemed like it might be on par with The Hate U Give, as far as topics and message, which I have loved seeing grow in the YA genre and definitely… Continue reading American Street

Magical Realism · Young Adult

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

I saw this book in a photo on Bookstagram and, though I had never heard of it before, the title and cover just seriously called out to me. When I asked the person who posted the photo what they thought of the book (I wish I could remember who is was so I could give… Continue reading The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender