Book Review: The Blank Slate Series by Jennifer Bardsley (No Spoilers)

Genesis Girl (book#1) Amazon Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint has made her extremely valuable and upon graduation Blanca, …

Book Review: Soulmated (Joining Souls #1) By Shaila Patel (No Spoilers)

Amazon Two souls. One Fate. Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, is being forced to search for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family's standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them. Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student …

Book Review: Books, Boys and Revenge by Louise Cypress (No Spoilers)

Amazon When fifteen-year-old Kayla Dexter "gets dumped" by her best friend since third grade, she reinvents herself using books, boys, and revenge. Kayla is intense, sincere, and sincerely intense. She’s thrilled to be starting tenth grade at La Jolla Prep Academy, even though she doesn’t have nearly as much money as her classmates. Thankfully, Kayla’s …

Strega Nona

So I will start off my book blog by sharing one of my favorite childhood books Strega Nona. Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed …