Coming-of-age Story, Fiction, Lists, Scout and Cellar Wine, Series

Weekly Wine: Joanne DeMaio’s Summer Books For those of you who don't know, Joanne DeMaio is one of Becky's favorite authors. Her series of summer books is one that Becky's read multiple times. Check out her review of DeMaio's lates book here on our weekly wine. You can find DeMaio's Amazon page here: The wine we are drinking is… Continue reading Weekly Wine: Joanne DeMaio’s Summer Books

BOTM, Coming-of-age Story, Fantasy, Fiction


★★★★ Genre: Fantasy Buy SUMMARY Neither here nor there, but long ago . . .  Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan,… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE STARDUST THIEF

Coming-of-age Story, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance


Genre: Fantasy Romance Buy ★★★★★ SUMMARY On the night of the blood moon, the Vampire Lord must die. Floriane's position as the forge maiden of Hunter's Hamlet is one of reverence, for it is her skill that arms and protects the vampire hunters. She knows her place and is a faithful servant to the Master… Continue reading Kayla Reviews DUEL WITH THE VAMPIRE LORD

Coming-of-age Story, Fiction, Young Adult


★★★★ Genre: Young AdultLength: 384 pagesPublication date: March 15, 2022Buy: Summary It is a truth universally acknowledged that every bookworm secretly wishes to be Lizzie Bennet. A less acknowledged truth is that Mary Bennet might be a better fit. For seventeen-year-old Marnie Barnes, who’s convinced she is the long-suffering protagonist of her life, this… Continue reading Kayla Reviews BEING MARY BENNET

Coming-of-age Story, Mystery/Thriller, Young Adult


★★★★★ I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. Becky and I took a bit of a break from blogging to spend time with the family (and to let her team beat my team). Now, I'm back with another review! I was blessed by #NetGalley to receive an advanced e-book for #firekeepersdaughter, and it was the… Continue reading Magical Monday: FIRE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER

Coming-of-age Story, Fantasy, Fiction


★★★★ Summary Regan is an eleven-year-old girl who after being bullied by her former best friend runs out of her school and through a door to another world--the Hooflands, where unicorns, centaurs, and all kind of mystical creatures are real. In this world, humans are the magical beings, and every human must become a hero.… Continue reading Magical Monday: ACROSS THE GREEN GRASS FIELDS

Coming-of-age Story, Fiction


★★★★ No mysteries today, folks. I'm talking about the fake bands. Summary and Introduction Cassidy Holmes is the about the members of the fictional pop band, Gloss. The novel is told in media res, dropping the reader right into the middle of the story three of them band members, Rose, Merry and Yumi, discover that… Continue reading Musical Monday: THE UNRAVELING OF CASSIDY HOLMES

Coming-of-age Story, Fiction

Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: WATCH OVER ME

I just finished Watch Over Me today, and I'm taking some time to process before writing a full review. It's one of those books that is beautifully written, but I struggle to like some of the story elements. When I encounter a book like this, I try to take some time to make sure that… Continue reading Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: WATCH OVER ME

Coming-of-age Story, Fiction

Becky promises WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING lives up to the hype ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

★★★★★ Kya, the marsh girl is abandoned as a child by her family. She must learn to live off the land and deal with the townspeople while hiding the fact she is alone. She loves nature but longs for human companionship. She falls for the the hometown hero only to be betrayed and then put… Continue reading Becky promises WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING lives up to the hype ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️