Marielle's Summer Picks
This book is so much fun to read. Rowan and Neil are just too cute and adorable not to love. Even the first interaction we see between them over their texts is done amazingly well, really capturing the vibe of the story and these two characters. If you need a story to make you feel all warm and fuzzy and wonderful inside TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW is the book for you!
With THE GLASS HOTEL, Emily St. John Mandel gives us another genre-bending, beautifully told tale. The flow of her prose pulls you along from word one and the masterful way she has crafted this nonlinear story will both confuse and entice. But it is the feeling you get, the atmosphere of calm, beauty, sadness, and hope that settles around you when you are finished that will truly haunt you. A truly miraculous reading experience.
THE FROZEN CROWN is a fantasy you can really sink your teeth into, set in an expertly crafted world. This well-written story dunks you right into this amazing world and the storytelling pulls you in even further. Askia, herself, is the strong, kickass, no-nonsense female protagonist the fantasy genre has been longing for. Full of magic and adventure this story is one you won't want to wait to dive back into!
If you love lighthouses, like me, you have to read this book! An intricate and well plotted mystery, based on an actual disappearance giving this the feel of a true crime book, THE LAMPLIGHTERS will haunt you and make you question what you think you know. A creepy, eerie feel permeates the book, and each word rolls into the next making this a story that is impossible to stop reading.
This book is absolutely wonderful. Heartwarming, heartbreaking, and warm INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY will put a huge smile on your face and leave you with a sense of complete and utter calm. India and Yash are adorable and I absolutely adore them with all their flaws. Their relationship is fun, deep, flawed, happy and so real you will fall in love with them both easily. A truly light, cozy read!
With all the wit, humor, and warmth of her previous books, ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is Abbi Waxman at her best. Laura's story will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they don't have their life figured out even though the world thinks they should. A cozy read about friendships, found family, and finding right where you belong, this heartwarming story will keep a permanent smile plastered on your face.
A steamy romance with just enough drama to make this story something truly special, ANNE OF MANHATTAN is the perfect modern grown up retelling of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. While some slightly serious issues come up, this is a story of one young woman finding her voice and her place in the world, all wrapped up in a sizzling hot and sweet romance that will make you melt and feel all fuzzy inside.
A creepy, gothic tale of love and obsession, THE WHISPERING HOUSE is a heart pounding novel of suspense. With a dark mystery at its core, the story of Freya and Stella feels like an Agatha Christie mystery wrapped up inside REBECCA. With vivid and lush writing, complex and well crafted characters, and twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end, this story will haunt you long after it's over.