Review (#MHBookBingo): Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno

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Title: Everything All at Once
Author: Katrina Leno
Date: July 25th 2017
Pages: 360
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno is my third book for the Mental Health Book Bingo. It’s a Young Adult story with a bit of magical realism at the end, that centers Lottie, a girl with anxiety and depression who must deal with her grief for her aunt Helen’s death, famous author of the Alvin Hatter series about a brother and a sister who became immortal thanks to an elixir. The protagonist receives twenty-four letters written by her aunt, in which she gives her instructions Lottie has to follow, in order to get out of her comfort zone.

But there’s a secret her aunt has never told anyone about it, and she has to find out what it is.

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Blog Tour with Excerpt+Giveaway: Betting on Cinderella by Petie McCarty

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Title: Betting on Cinderella (The Cinderella Romances #2)
Author: Petie McCarty
Date: October 18th 2017
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather’s casino empire and steps into the reclusive billionaire’s shoes as the “Prince of Vegas.” His first act is to buy a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes undercover. His prime suspect is the new finance supervisor—the spitfire brunette who stole his heart at first sight.

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Review (#MHBookBingo): Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Date: January 3rd 2017
Pages: 330
Publisher: Clarion Books

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall is a Young Adult contemporary romance book. The protagonist is Norah, a girl who has had agoraphobia since she was little, OCD and anxiety. One day, a new family moves in the house next to hers: a woman and her son.

She’s instantly drawn to Luke, but her desire to get to know him, to be close to him is constantly contrasted by her fears in this wonderful journey of discovery and acceptance.Read More »

Review (#MHBookBingo): The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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Title: The Vegetarian
Author: Han Kang
Date: February 2nd 2016
Pages: 188
Publisher: Hogarth Press

The Vegetarian by Han Kang is an Adult contemporary book set in South Korea. Divided into three parts, the narrator shifts around some of the people closest to the protagonist: Yeong-hye. The book deals with schizophrenia and I read it for the Mental Health Book Bingo.Read More »

Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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Title: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Date: January 2nd 2018
Pages: 384
Publisher: Simon Pulse

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon is the coming-of-age story of two sisters. Twins Tovah and Adina are as different as the morning and the night; the former is a Nirvana fan, wants to become a surgeon and attend the Johns Hopkins University, while the latter plays the viola wants to become a soloist and in order to do so, she wants to attend a conservatory after high school.

Their Israeli mother has the Huntington’s disease which is slowly eating her alive. And their eighteenth birthday brought with it a test to see if any of them has inherited their mother’s disease.

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Review (#DiverseDecember): Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Title: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)
Author: Julie C. Dao
Date: October 10th 2017
Pages: 363
Publisher: Philomel Books

This will be my last post of 2017, I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I started this blog. Thanks for sticking with me!

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao is a Young Adult fantasy book set in ancient China. Xifeng has been foretold by her aunt Guma that she would become the most powerful woman in the world, Empress of Feng Lu. But in order to follow her destiny, she must reject the man she loves, Wei, and embrace the darkness in her that feeds on the hearts of the recently killed. From a small village, and from a poor background, she will rise above others and become Empress.

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Review (#DiverseDecember): Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author: Tochi Onyebuchi
Date: October 31st 2017
Pages: 304
Publisher: Razorbill

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi is a Nigerian-inspired Young Adult fantasy book. The protagonist is Taj and he’s one the aki, people who can eat sins. Their job is a dangerous one, in fact there are no adult aki. When an aki eats a sin, a painful process, he gains a tattoo that fades with time; however Taj’s tattooes never fades, making him different from others.

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