Today’s review is for The Complete Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.
I really loved reading all of these stories, especially the ones previously unpublished. My favorites have to be Peter Rabbit, and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. The illustrations are stunning and I love how some of them were in black and white. Before each of the stories, there was a short explanation about the inspiration behind them and who they were dedicated too, I thought those were a great addition.
*I received this book from NetGalley and in no way shape or form does that affect my opinions.
*CW: Suicide, Abuse
As with Fiona Davis’ previous novels, The Chelsea Girls blends two different storylines together seamlessly. This is a story of friendship, heartbreak, betrayal, and art in Post World War II America. We have the stories of Hazel Ripley and Maxine Mead, how they are separate but come together so well. I loved both stories equally, I especially loved how Hazel wanted to create her own name for herself and step out of the shadows of her family’s name. With Maxine’s story, some of it is told in diary entries which are distinguishable and then we get her actual story. Both Hazel’s and Maxine’s stories are heartbreaking. This is the fourth Fiona Davis book that I have read, and it definitely will not be my last.
*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Today’s review is for the book Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
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When I finished reading this book, I had a somewhat difficult time being able to fully form a concrete review, other than the fact that I enjoyed everything about this book and the story. The story is told from three different points of view and then readers also get to read Steph’s story through flashback chapters. There is a lot that happens in this book but I found it easy to follow and easy to read. I also loved what Steph’s friends and his sister wanted to do with his music. Even though Steph was dead, his music lived and they felt that it was important to release his music. I also loved how they wanted to find out who murdered Steph and investigate it themselves. This is a story and book that needs to be read, regardless if you like Hip-Hop music or not.
Today’s review is for The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake.
*Disclaimer: I am not a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. If you want to know how the community is represented I highly suggest seeking out Own Voices reviews.
I absolutely loved this book. The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James is a literal breath of fresh air, and it’s so pure. While there is a lot going on in Sunny’s life, she’s such a strong character. I loved Sunny’s relationship with Kate, and then Quinn. I loved how Sunny loved books and loved to write. I also loved how it takes place in a small town where everyone knows your business. This book is authentic and would make a great summer beach read.