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Michele Winsor moves in with the grandparents she’s never met after her mother dies in a car accident. A feud between her mother and her grandparents made Michele’s mother move away when she was young. The Winsor family is an old family in New York. They’re also rich. Michele finds a key that transports her … Continue reading


Illuminate is one of the longer books I’ve read lately, and honestly, I read it as fast I would a shorter one, because it’s so fast paced! New secrets are constantly being uncovered, and the characters are tested. That is probably one of my favorite things about it! Haven is one of those characters you … Continue reading

Between Shades of Grey

First off, I would like to say that sometimes I find Historical Fiction a bit boring. That was not the case with this novel. It it quite the opposite of that actually. I think this book might have inspired me to start reading more historical fiction actually.Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys is a … Continue reading

The Name of the Star

The newest Maureen Johnson is something new and fresh from a well beloved author, and that title is The Name of the Star. This book incorporates historical facts with present-day theories and mysteries and the outcome is a well-paced novel with twists and turns on every page. One of my favorite things about The Name of the … Continue reading


If you had the power to end a war that was ravaging this planet, what would you do, and at what price? That is the ultimate question in this story in which Alek joins forces with the eccentric Nikola Tesla to finance a weapon known as Goliath. Nikola believes this weapon can destroy cities with … Continue reading

The Summer I Learned to Fly

The Summer I Learned to Fly is a story of friendship, love, and becoming yourself. Drew and Emmett are such unique and wonderful characters, but they are also very different from each other. Hum, Drew’s rat, brings the two together at a time when they both need someone to talk to, and becomes the other best … Continue reading

The Lost Crown

The Lost Crown is the incredible retelling of the tragic story of the Romanov sisters. It is told from the points of views of the 4 Romanov Sisters, Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, and Maria, who each have their own voice throughout the novel. Sarah Miller does a great job of outlining each characters personality making you … Continue reading