Drama, Young Adult/Children

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

I did not pay attention to the author's background when I picked this book up. I somehow missed the author's note as well. If I had paid attention, I would have been quite surprised. The story is narrated from the point of view of a Cambodian woman, and the author is neither. A little further… Continue reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Romance, Young Adult/Children

The Edge of Summer by Erica George

Narrated by Kathryn Lynhurst This is a purely romantic story between two eighteen-nineteen-year-olds as they are done with school and try to find their way forward in the world.Our lead protagonist and the single narrator is Cor. She has always summered in Cape Cod, and this time she is there for her pre-college internship. It… Continue reading The Edge of Summer by Erica George

Romance, Young Adult/Children

My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth

Narrated by Amielynn Abellera, Christopher Salazar This is not a genre I find myself enjoying too much, but I keep giving it a shot hoping for something like this. Young adult/teen romance does not always have me invested in the outcome, but the characterization here, as well as the entire atmosphere around the core story,… Continue reading My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth

Thriller, Young Adult/Children

You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

Book is still available to request on NetGalley There are some books that, when you dissect and think about later (as in before writing of its review), you feel like the content was not that special. However, the reading experience was just right for the size and type of narrative. This is one such book.I… Continue reading You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

Comics & Graphic Novel, Young Adult/Children

Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps by Srividhya Venkat, Kavita Ramchandran (Illustrator)

This book is available to request on NetGalley until August I was tempted by the cover and the title because I was very close to both of my own grandfathers (The 'thatha' in the title is how many south Indian languages refer to their grandfathers, with the derivative coming from Sanskrit, which originally refers to… Continue reading Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps by Srividhya Venkat, Kavita Ramchandran (Illustrator)