Learning not to judge in Brigid Kemmerer’s “Letters to the Lost”

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is a wonderful, thought-provoking and hopeful story. But it was also dark, philosophical and upsetting. It is nothing like what the blurb might initially lead you to believe — Juliet is writing letters to her dead mother, but the story isn’t about that. This is the story of how … More Learning not to judge in Brigid Kemmerer’s “Letters to the Lost”

Exclusive interview with Mississippi romance and paranormal author, Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan gives us raw, bold and inspiring novels that empower us, teach us to be brave and remind us that it doesn’t make us weak to ask for help. Her books provide sweet romances and friendships whilst showing the difficulties in finding yourself and how to overcome these difficulties in order to be yourself. … More Exclusive interview with Mississippi romance and paranormal author, Kait Nolan

What it takes to be a hero in Cassandra Clare’s “City of Heavenly Fire”

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth and final instalment in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instrument series, and readers will not be left disappointed. Rather, City of Heavenly Fire is just one of those books that you hold in your heart long after finishing. The novel picks up after the events of the fifth book … More What it takes to be a hero in Cassandra Clare’s “City of Heavenly Fire”

The important message in Nicola Yoon’s “Everything, Everything”

I think, as human beings, the thing that stops us the most is fear. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection. It’s not love, heartbreak, or disappointment that does us damage in the end, but rather the fear of being hurt that stops us from doing anything at all. But even though living in … More The important message in Nicola Yoon’s “Everything, Everything”

Cecelia Ahern’s love story with life in “The Time of My Life”

I once wrote that I believed that sometimes books don’t find us until the right time; that certain stories find their way into our lives at the perfect time for the perfect reason. Sometimes I’ll even buy a novel that I think will be a great story, but it’ll sit on my bookshelf for months at … More Cecelia Ahern’s love story with life in “The Time of My Life”

Letting people in and opening up in Lauren Barnholdt’s “Through to You”

There are different reasons for reading a story. Sometimes we read them to transport us to somewhere away from our current loves; sometimes we read to be reminded that we’re not alone. There are also times that we read a book because we need to hear that kind of story. But there are those moments … More Letting people in and opening up in Lauren Barnholdt’s “Through to You”

Learning to trust in Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Worldwide bestselling author Veronica Roth‘s much-anticipated second novel of the dystopian Divergent trilogy, Insurgent, is another intoxicating thrill-ride, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreak, romance and powerful insights about human nature. It’s not the same as the first story – it’s completely different. But it’s a good kind of different. A different that will bring many … More Learning to trust in Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Trust, love and forgiveness in Katie McGarry’s “Long Way Home”

Katie McGarry is known for her beautiful, romantic young adult novels that inspire us, make us brave and give us hope. Her plots are both enchanting and riveting, making us unable to put the book down; her characters are charming and true to themselves, even if they appear to be misunderstood. McGarry writes epic love … More Trust, love and forgiveness in Katie McGarry’s “Long Way Home”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: a modern love story

Ever since the international bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James hit it big, it has been labeled and dismissed by critics and reader alike as “mummy porn”. And, admittedly, for those who haven’t read the series (and probably even some who have) the first thing people think of when they hear the … More “Fifty Shades of Grey”: a modern love story