Review: The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Title: The Charm Offensive
Author: Alison Cochrun
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: September 7th, 2021
Page Length: 358
Genre: RomCom
Age Range: Adult
Rep: Gay, Asexual, Demisexual, Bisexual, Lesbian, Pansexual, OCD, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Indian-American, Chinese-American, Black, Muslim
Rating: 4.25⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis: Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the long-running reality dating show Ever After. As the most successful producer in the franchise’s history, Dev always scripts the perfect love story for his contestants, even as his own love life crashes and burns. But then the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw as its star.

Charlie is far from the romantic Prince Charming Ever After expects. He doesn’t believe in true love, and only agreed to the show as a last-ditch effort to rehabilitate his image. In front of the cameras, he’s a stiff, anxious mess with no idea how to date twenty women on national television. Behind the scenes, he’s cold, awkward, and emotionally closed-off.

As Dev fights to get Charlie to connect with the contestants on a whirlwind, worldwide tour, they begin to open up to each other, and Charlie realizes he has better chemistry with Dev than with any of his female co-stars. But even reality TV has a script, and in order to find to happily ever after, they’ll have to reconsider whose love story gets told.

In this witty and heartwarming romantic comedy—reminiscent of Red, White & Royal Blue and One to Watch—an awkward tech wunderkind on a reality dating show goes off-script when sparks fly with his producer. 

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Review: Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate

Title: Alone Out Here
Author: Riley Redgate
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: April 5th, 2022
Page Length: 400
Genre: Science Fiction | Thriller
Age Range: YA
Rating: 4⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis: What do you stand for, when you’re one of the last left standing?

The year is 2072. Soon a volcanic eruption will trigger catastrophic devastation, and the only way out is up.

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Book Tour: The Honeys by Ryan La Sala | Review

Welcome to my stop on the Turn the Page Tours Book Tour for The Honeys by Ryan La Sala. This sounded so intriguing when they originally announced the tour and, with me venturing into Horrors/Thrillers, I couldn’t pass up a chance to read it. You can find out my thoughts below, along with the other content creator’s on the tour – the tour schedule can be found at the end of the post.

Thank you to Turn the Page Tours, Ryan La Sala and Scholastic Press for providing me with an eARC for this review.

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Book Tour: It’s All In How You Fall by Sarah Henning | Author Interview & Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for It’s All In How You Fall by Sarah Henning. I had only read Sea Witch by Sarah Henning before reading It’s All In How You Fall, so I was curious how her writing would work in a contemporary setting. My full thoughts are below, but I was very pleasantly surprised! I was also lucky enough to get an interview with Sarah Henning, which you can find before my review.

Thank you to Sarah Henning and Poppy for sending me a copy for this review.

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Review: Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

Title: Hidden Pictures
Author: Jason Rekulak
Publisher: Flatrion Books
Release Date: May 10th, 2022
Page Length: 373
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 4.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis: From Jason Rekulak, Edgar-nominated author of The Impossible Fortress, comes a wildly inventive spin on the classic horror story in Hidden Pictures, a creepy and warm-hearted mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange and disturbing secrets.

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Review: Summer’s Edge by Dana Mele

Title: Summer’s Edge
Author: Dana Mele
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: May 31st, 2022
Page Length: 352
Genre: Horror | Mystery
Age Range: YA
Rep: Lesbian, Bisexual
Rating: 4.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Haunting of Hill House  in this atmospheric, eerie teen thriller following an estranged group of friends being haunted by their friend who died last summer.

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Review: A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Title: A Flicker in the Dark
Author: Stacy Willingham
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Release Date: January 11th, 2022
Page Length: 357
Genre: Thriller
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 4⭐

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When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s father had been arrested as a serial killer and promptly put in prison. Chloe and the rest of her family were left to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.

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Review: An Impossible Imposter(Veronica Speedwell #7) by Deanna Raybourn

Title: An Impossible Imposter
Series Veronica Speedwell #7
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: February 15th, 2022
Page Length: 325
Genre: Mystery | Historical | Romance
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 4.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

While investigating a man claiming to be the long-lost heir to a noble family, Veronica Speedwell gets the surprise of her life in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

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Review: Night Shoot by Davide Sodergren

Title: Night Shoot
Author: David Sodergren
Publisher: Amazon
Release Date: May 5th, 2019
Page Length: 242
Genre: Horror
Age Range: Adult
Rep: Sapphic, Lesbian
Rating: 3.75⭐


Goodreads Synopsis:

A group of desperate student film-makers break into Crawford Manor for an unauthorised night shoot. They have no choice. Their lead actress has quit. They’re out of time. They’re out of money.

They’re out of luck.

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Review: The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

Title: The Monster of Elendhaven
Author: Jennifer Giesbrecht
Publisher: Tordotcom
Release Date: September 24th, 2019
Page Length: 160
Genre: Horror | Fantasy
Age Range: Adult
Rep: Queer Rep
Rating: 3.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. But not everything dies so easily. A thing without a name stalks the city, a thing shaped like a man, with a dark heart and long pale fingers yearning to wrap around throats. A monster who cannot die. His frail master sends him out on errands, twisting him with magic, crafting a plan too cruel to name, while the monster’s heart grows fonder and colder and more cunning.

These monsters of Elendhaven will have their revenge on everyone who wronged the city, even if they have to burn the world to do it. 

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