New Release: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

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Book Review: Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds

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Rating: 3.75 Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: When life begins to get too overwhelming Miles starts to think that maybe the superhero life isn’t for him. However, something is amiss in his school and he needs to figure out what it is before it’s too late.

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Superheroes

My Review:

 Miles rolled the mask over his forehead, over his eyes. For a split second, darkness. Then he lined up the holes so his vision cleared and continued stretching it over his nose, mouth, and chin. He looked at himself in the mirror. Spider-Man.

Wow, you guys! This was the first time I’ve picked up a middle grade book since well…. middle school! But how could I not?! It was freaking Spider-Man/Miles Morales and the iconic Jason Reynolds wrote it! Win, win, win!
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Book Review: Leona: The Die Is Cast by Jenny Rogneby

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Rating: 3.75  Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: After a seven-year-old girl robs a bank Detective Leona Lindberg is put on the case to solve the mystery.

Genre: Crime Thriller

My Review:

Should I simply tell it the way it was? That the Leona that most people knew was not me. That since I was little I had mechanically imitated other people to learn to fit in. Be accepted. That I couldn’t handle it anymore.

Leona is unlike any character that I’ve ever read before. I’m relatively new to the crime/thriller/suspense genre and it’s been a fascinating journey. Please take this review with a grain of salt because as a newbie I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I’m still getting used to the main character having no redeemable qualities, such as Leona. I believe that people generally try to find the best in others but try as I might Leona is simply not a good person. One might say that her one good characteristic is her fondness for children but at the end of the day she’ll still put her own needs above the needs of others, including her own children.
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Book Review: Lucky In Love by Kasie West

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Rating: 4 Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: When Maddie wins the lottery, after buying a ticket on a whim, she thinks that all of her problems are gone but can money truly buy happiness?

Genre: YA Contemporary

My Review:

I sat on my bed and stared at my bank balance on my phone. Thirty-three million, five hundred fifty-six thousand, two hundred and six dollars and forty-two cents.

This is the perfect beach read for 2017. Light, fun, and charming this book had me hooked from the first page. It’s perfect tale of love, family, and how being a multimillionaire doesn’t always solve all of your problems–shocking, I know.
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