• BOOK REVIEWS,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : FRANKLY IN LOVE(FRANKLY IN LOVE #1) BY DAVID YOON

    TITLE : Frankly In Love (Frankly In Love #1) AUTHOR : David Yoon GENRE : Romance, Contemporary, YA FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB : High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but…

  • ADULT,  FANTASY,  FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : SERPENT & DOVE (SERPENT & DOVE #1) BY SHELBY MAHURIN

    TITLE : Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) AUTHOR : Shelby Mahurin GENRE : NA, Fantasy FBRC RATING : 3.5 Stars BLURB : Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony. The war between witches…

  • CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE SIMPLE WILD (WILD #1) BY K.A.TUCKER

    “What hold does Alaksa have on them? What makes this place worth giving everything else up?” – K.A.Tucker(THE SIMPLE WILD) TITLE : The Simple Wild (Wild #1) AUTHOR : K.A.Tucker GENRE : Contemporary Fiction, Romance FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB : Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the…

  • NOVEMBER,  WRAP-UP

    NOVEMBER WRAP-UP

    Hey everyone!! Check out the books I read in November. I got the chance to read 8 books in November. 5 of them were ARCs from Netgalley. 1 Review Copy from Marin Montgomery and the other from Reign Publishing. Thank you so much Netgalley, Reign Publishing, Jennifer Anne Davis, St Martin’s Press, and Marin Montgomery for providing me with ARCs. I had a great time reading these books this month. I have two series that I am going to be following and some lovely reads that I enjoyed and also have a few original books to read. Here’s a quick rundown of the FBRC ratings for the books: 1. The…

  • ADULT,  CLASSICS,  FICTION,  MANGA,  NETGALLEY,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : SENSE AND SENSIBILITY BY JANE AUSTEN, MANGA CLASSICS BY STACY KING

    TITLE : Manga Classics : Sense And Sensibility AUTHOR : Jane Austen AUTHOR & STORY ADAPTATION : Stacy King GENRE : Manga/Graphic Novel/Sequential Art, Classics, Historical Fiction FBRC RATING : 4 Stars BLURB: Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father’s sudden death. Elinor’s attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne’s brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness? Jane Austen’s beloved first novel,…

  • BOOK REVIEWS,  FAIRY TALE,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  MYTHOLOGY

    BOOK REVIEW : SPIN THE DAWN ( THE BLOOD OF STARS #1) BY ELIZABETH LIM

    “Seize the wind,” I whispered. “Don’t become the kite that never flies.” -SPIN THE DAWN TITLE : SPIN THE DAWN (THE BLOOD OF STARS #1) AUTHOR : Elizabeth Lim GENRE : YA/ Fantasy/ Romance FBRC RATING : 4.25 Stars BLURB: Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal…

  • ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY

    BOOK REVIEW : UNVERIFIED BY KRISTIN GIESE

    They put ham on our pizzas. What are we serial killers? Matt(Unverified) TITLE : Unverified AUTHOR :Kristin Giese GENRE : Adult Fiction/ Romance/Romantic Comedy FBRC RATING : 4 stars BLURB : Matthew Milles-Lade, a rich kid whose trust fund is suddenly in question, and Margo Valentine Melon, a writer whose career fizzled before it sparked, are two twenty-something strangers stuck living at home, trying to figure out their lives. When they each come across a real estate listing for a palatial (and significantly underpriced) guest house in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods, their lives get turned upside down. What happens next has them racing to catch the truth before it…

  • BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE ROSIE PROJECT BY GRAEME SIMSION

    Humans often fail to see what is close to them and obvious to others. – GRAEME SIMSION, THE ROSIE PROJECT TITLE : The rosie project AUTHOR : Graeme Simsion GENRE : Romance, Comedy, Woman’s Fiction, Chick-lit FBRC RATING : 4 stars BLURB : An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has…

  • ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  ROMANCE,  SUSPENSE

    BOOK REVIEW : WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING BY DELIA OWENS

    Why should the injured, the still bleeding, bear the onus of forgiveness? – Catherine Danielle Clark (Delia owens) TITLE : Where the crawdads sing AUTHOR : Delia Owens GENRE : Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons…