White rectangle with large font swirly text reading 'First Lines Friday' and below it reads in smaller all caps font 'A weekly book feature hosted by Wandering Words'. Behind the white rectangle are teal and peach bokeh lights background design. Without further ado, here's round 1... First-day-back assemblies are the most pointless practice ever.And that's … Continue reading Triple round of First Lines Friday + September book haul!
Every other sleep, I dream of swimming to the horizon and finding my sister at the edge of the world. She takes me by the hand and leads us home. Home means a city in the sky, sometimes. Or another island. Home could be here, for all I care, if she were with me. Rating: … Continue reading Review: ‘The Ones We’re Meant to Find’ by Joan He
[Vern] saw that cursed flag on the hunter's T-shirt, and wondered if he knew about the glut of traumas that defined this nation's founding. Had he fallen so in love with the myth of belonging that he thought the corpses of his imaginary foes were worthwhile sacrifices toward barbecues, megachurches, bandannas and hot dogs?The primary … Continue reading Review: ‘Sorrowland’ by Rivers Solomon (narr. Karen Chilton)
Mom. She won't survive my death. One bullet will kill us both. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fiction; mystery/thriller; contemporaryPublication: 16 March 2021Pages: 496 (hardback) Synopsis: As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby … Continue reading Review: ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ by Angeline Boulley (narr. Isabella Star LaBlanc)
Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA Sci-Fi; MysteryPublication: 6 Oct 2020Pages: 336 (hardcover) Synopsis: Sometimes there’s a town called Indianola. And sometimes there isn’t. Summer, 1993. Claire has been dumped in rural Indianola, Texas, to spend her whole vacation taking care of mean, sickly Grammy. There’s nothing remarkable about Indianola, a dot on the Gulf … Continue reading Review, Top Quotes and 5 Reasons to read ‘Forget This Ever Happened’ by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TBR and Beyond Tours)
This week: Mystery books I want to read! I absolutely love police procedurals/crime dramas on TV, so I honestly don't know why I've not read that many books in the same vein. Especially given that I've actually gone to university to study forensic anthropology, so it's not like I'm only interested in the drama of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: And the Plot Thickens… (mystery novels!)
'Twenties Girl' by Sophie Kinsella Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don't get visited by ghosts. Or do they? When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Titles with Numbers in Them