Cloudland: the secret land that only I can see by Regan Noelle Smith

Four stars! There are many things I like about Regan Noelle Smith’s poetry book. First, the cover is gorgeous! How could you say no to it? Second, the illustrations add to the poems and give a nice touch to the book overall. The poems themselves were beautiful to read and spoke to me on soContinue reading “Cloudland: the secret land that only I can see by Regan Noelle Smith”

Sleeping Beauty No More by Aisha Urooj

Four stars! Sleeping Beauty No More is the second book I’ve read from Aisha Urooj, and I’ve got to say, this one is my favorite! I love retellings, and Urooj took quite a turn of events in this book. As the title suggests, Aurora wakes up after pricking her finger on the spindle and beingContinue reading “Sleeping Beauty No More by Aisha Urooj”

the truth is: a book of poetry by Trisha Monroe

4 stars! A big thank you to the author for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! Although The Truth Is: A Book of Poetry is one of the shortest poetry books I’ve come across, it is one of the most relatable poetry books that I’ve read. The poems about the fatherContinue reading “the truth is: a book of poetry by Trisha Monroe”

A Prophecy of Wings by Jane McGarry

3.5 stars! A Prophecy of Wings is a retelling of Thumbelina, where the main character’s name is Lina and her adventures are similar to those found in the movie, but Jane McGarry’s book has a twist ending that is very different from the film. I am a huge fan of retellings and grew up watchingContinue reading “A Prophecy of Wings by Jane McGarry”

Nightshades by Harlow Daiger and Marley Del Wood

Nightshades is a short story collection written by Harlow Daiger and Marley Del Wood. Each short story revolves around horror and suspense. I don’t typically read these genres, but I have read a few. Nightshades definitely lives up to the genre! There were many times I found myself unable to put the book down andContinue reading “Nightshades by Harlow Daiger and Marley Del Wood”

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

I saw this book all over bookstagram. It was a while ago, but I never forgot about it. How could you forget a title and book cover like this? Without even reading the book, it was already engraved into my mind. Flashforward to when I finally have a copy of the book, but I leftContinue reading “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah”

The Summer of Dead Birds by Ali Liebegott

Do you ever judge a book by its cover? To be honest, I’m not a fan of this book cover. That’s why I was very skeptical about reading it and probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t required for my summer class. However, the poems SURPRISED me. They were easy to understand and follow. There areContinue reading “The Summer of Dead Birds by Ali Liebegott”