Book Review — One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston author photo CR: Valerie Mosley I received a digital review copy of this book from Netgalley and Macmillan Audio. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: Romance, FictionPublished by: St. Martin's Griffin / Macmillian Audio (audiobook)Publish date: June 01, 2021Number of pages: 432 pagesAuthor’s website: Support local! Buy the …

Book Review — Dead Dead Girls By Nekesa Afia

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Berkley Books. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: Fiction, Murder Mystery, Women SleuthsPublished by: Berkley BooksPublish date: June 01, 2021Number of pages: 336 pagesAuthor’s website: https://www.nekesaafia.com/Support local! Buy the book on BookShop! Harlem, 1926. Young Black girls like …

Book Review — Last Call (Murder on the Rocks #2) by Cathi Stoler

I received an advance review copy for free from Book Sirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Fiction, Murder Mystery, Amateur Slueth Published by: Level Best BooksPublish date: November 17, 2020Number of pages: 252 pagesAuthor’s website: https://www.cathistoler.com/Support local! Buy the book on BookShop! Bar None, set in the heart of New York City, …

Book Review — Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

I received and Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Feiwel & Friends. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: YA ThrillerPublished by: Feiwel & FriendsPublish date: June 1, 2021Number of pages: 432 pagesAuthor’s website: https://www.faridahabikeiyimide.com/Support local! Buy the book on BookShop! “I’m so excited to be publishing ’Ace …

Book Review — The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

© Andrew Hayes-WatkinsI received an advanced audio copy of this book from Netgalley and MacMillian audio. Thank you! This review is given voluntarily. Genre: Thriller, Mystery, FictionPublished by: Macmillan Audio / Celadon BooksPublish date: June 15th, 2021Audio Length: 10 hoursNumber of pages: 352 pagesAuthor’s website: https://twitter.com/AlexMichaelidesSupport local! Buy the book on BookShop! Edward Fosca is a murderer. …

Book Review — Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Book 1 of Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery Series Genre: Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Amateur SleuthPublished by: BerkleyPublish date: May 4, 2021Number of pages: 304 pagesAuthor’s website: https://www.miapmanansala.com/Support local! Buy the book on BookShop! The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer.... When Lila Macapagal moves …

Book Review — How to Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group. This review is voluntary and thoughts are my own. Rating: 3.5/5 (rounded up to 4/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction If you suspected your best friend, the person you were closest to in the whole world, was a murderer, what would you …

Book Review — Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Fiction Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever. Malibu: August 1983. It's …

Book Review — Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Read for Roxane Gay's The Audacious Book Club A whipsmart debut about three women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex. Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. …