Elio and his parents spend every summer in a gorgeous cliffside mansion in Italy. During the summer, they play host to a different graduate student every year, who's meant to help Elio's father while also working on their own project. In 1983, the summer Elio is seventeen, a man named Oliver is their summer guest. There is an instant . . .
Top Ten Tuesday was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week, the blogger will post a new Top Ten list topic for everyone to weigh-in on. This Week: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR (or winter, if you live in the southern hemisphere). I do not stick to TBRs. Ever. Do I make them? Yes. Do I . . .
Alina Starkov is a nobody. An orphan. A mapmaker in the First Army. But when she ventures into the Shadow Fold, a stretch of land covered in darkness and crawling with horrible monsters, she unleashes a dormant power to save her closest friend, Mal. She’s a Grisha, a magical being, and one of the most powerful at that. She’s . . .
Stevie has just solved the infamous cold case at her high school from 1936, along with a few other murders that happened around her during the investigation. Now she’s back home working a crappy summer job and missing her friends. So when she gets an email from someone who wants to make a podcast about the Box in the Woods murders . . .
New York has not been kind to Jayne. She barely makes it to class most days, she lives in a shitty apartment with her leach of a (not)boyfriend, and she struggles daily with an eating disorder that she's not really able to admit to or deal with yet. But she's made it out of Texas, and that's all that matters. Until her sister June, who Jayne is . . .
Lemon Fresh, Ezekiel, and Cricket have been dismissed from Evie's life and booted out of Babel. But they don't get far before Cricket's new body shuts down, and they realize his battery is dead. Ezekiel decides to run back to Babel for a replacement, but splitting up is never a good idea. Lemon is kidnapped by a BioMaas hunter, and Cricket's body is . . .
It's the last day of high school, which means it's Rowan's last chance to one-up her nemesis Neil McNair (AKA McNightmare). For four years they've been competing at everything -- all leading up to which one of them will become their class' valedictorian. When Neil wins the title, Rowan's last chance to best him is Howl: a senior class game that . . .
Cadence spends every summer on her family’s island. She’s the oldest of her cousins, though Johnny is only a few weeks younger. Mirren is also close in age, and the three of them become inseparable. When the cousins are eight, Johnny’s mom starts dating a man whose nephew, Gat, starts coming to the island. These four make up the Liars, and . . .
Who is Nora O’Malley? Is that even her real name? She’s been playing pretend for so long – almost her whole life – she’s not really sure who she is. The daughter of a con artist, she was forced to play along with her mother’s games – until she finally escaped. Five years later and she’s trying to be normal. She’s Nora. She goes to school and . . .
War has come, and everyone will play their part in bringing that war to an end. As Fjerda’s army marches on Ravka, Nikolai tries his best to prepare for it. He’ll either come out of the war as King of Ravka, or die trying to save his country. Zoya has lost too much—and too many—to give up now. As General of the Second Army, she knows . . .