The Calico Books

Archives

Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer Pages: 484 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (Jan. 29, 2019) Summary Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious… Read More

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Pages: 388 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Romance Published by: Atria Books (June 13th, 2017) Summary Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today it’s my stop for The Rebellion Blog Tour!  The Rebellion is book #2 in the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Jarmusch.  In honor of it’s release next Tuesday, I’m sharing my spoiler-free review of the book!  Also, just in case you’re curious, you can check out my review for book #1, The Coronation, by clicking here. Title: The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2) by Livy Jarmusch Pages: 345 Genres: YA, Christian, Contemporary Published by: Self-published (May 8th,… Read More

Hey everyone! I’m so excited today is my stop on the blog tour for The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, hosted by Tin from The Book Maiden! I’m going to be sharing my thoughts about the book and some of my favorite quotes. Also, be sure to check out the end of this post, because there’s also a giveaway for a hardcover copy of the book! 🎉 Alright, let’s… Read More

Title: Dreaming with God: A Bold Call to Step Out and Follow God’s Lead by Sarah Beth Marr Pages: 203 Genres: Christian, Non-Fiction, Motivational Published by: Baker Books (Feb. 6, 2018) Summary The world tells us that the way to make all our dreams come true is to set our own course and strive every day. But when it’s all on us, we end up feeling exhausted, frustrated, and, disappointed when things don’t turn out as we’d… Read More

Title: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Pages: 389 Genres: YA, Paranormal/Fantasy, Retellings Published by: HarperTeen (Oct. 24, 2017) Summary On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. Every year, they… Read More

Title: The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez Pages: 352 Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction/Time Travel Published by: Fahrenheit Publishing (Feb. 20, 2013) Summary Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father. Gavin’s only… Read More

Title: Intermission by Serena Chase Pages: 393 Genres: Contemporary, Christian, YA, Romance Published by: Candent Gate (Nov. 15, 2016) Summary We are starlight on snow. The reflection of something already beautiful—absorbed, reflected, and remade into something . . . more. And this kiss . . . This kiss is everything I’ve needed to say . . . and longed to hear. Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the… Read More

Yikes! We are only 3 days away from October, and I’m just now posting about August’s classic…oops?  Better late than never, right? August’s Classic Originally Published: 1895 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Synopsis: Here is Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London’s St. James’ Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated… Read More

Title: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Pages: 519 Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance, Fiction, Family Published by: Simon and Schuster (May 3rd, 2016) Summary Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks). But that was before… Read More