Tweet Cute | Book Review

Tweet Cute, by Emma Lord, is an adorably warm and fuzzy book. I read it when I was in the mood for something light and happy and it was perfect.

Obviously it’s not a story filled with nothing but comfort and joy, there’s drama and conflict and enough action that I kept reading it well into the night, but there’s also a really sweet romance that was so fun to watch unfold. Plus the main girl, Pepper, loves to bake and there’s just something heartwarming to me about stories that include a smorgasbord of delicious treats. And there’s a grilled cheese sandwich they describe that I’m still totally craving. There’s also a lovely friendship that develops, and some great family relationships.

It was a five star read for me, and I’d recommend it for fans of cute YA romance books like Love & Gelato, or The Best Kind of Magic.

Thanks NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book for free. All opinions are my own.

Winterwood | Book Review

I recently had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw, and I devoured it in just a couple of days. It was soooo good.

Here’s a blurb about the book. Click on the link above to read a full synopsis. “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance set deep in the magical snow-covered forest, where the appearance of a mysterious boy unearths secrets that awakens the enchanted, but angry, woods.”

This was such a lush, atmospheric story; I was utterly engrossed. It was the best book I’ve read in awhile, and I’ll be picking up a copy of The Wicked Deep as well as pre-ordering a finished copy of this to share with my daughter.

Though I saw one of the twists coming long before it was officially revealed, it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story. This was also the perfect length for me. Too often, stories that are written this lyrically wax on forever, describing everything so in-depthly that it detracts from the plot moving forward. This wasn’t the case here. While I highlighted numerous sentences just because I so immensely loved the way they flowed, the book still managed to be a page-turner, keeping me hooked well into the night.

It also had the perfect amount of resolution for me. It didn’t leave a bunch of unanswered questions, but also didn’t go on and on and on after the climactic scene with loads of chapters of tying things up and saying goodbye slowly to each character without any additional plot to keep me interested.

Thank you so much, NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing for the free advanced copy of this ebook.

Love Is Kind | Picture Book Review

Zonderkidz recently sent me a free copy of Love Is Kind to review. 🙂

This sweet story brings to life 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 with a heartwarming story about a little owl who wants to buy a gift for his grandma but runs into one problem after another along the way. The illustrations are adorable and the story is charming. My girls really empathized with the little owl as he struggled, and were delighted for him when he finally got a happy ending, even though things didn’t end up exactly the way he wanted. It was a charming story and I loved the fall-themed illustrations.


Snuggle Time Fall Blessings | Picture Book Review

Zonderkidz recently sent me a free copy of Snuggle Time Fall Blessings to review. 🙂

This charming book of autumn themed poems is just too darn cute. Adorable animals frolic in a pile of leaves, carve pumpkins, gather around the table together with their family, and more. It’s one of the few books that I could read to my little ones again and again and not want to hide it so they don’t keep begging for more, lol. And the illustrations are all utterly heartwarming. It’s an irresistible board book for tiny wildlings, but my nine year old fell in love with it, too. So delightful.

Mood Board Monday

Okay, I said I was going to try to post mood boards/aesthetics once a week, and then I never did it again, lol. But I’m here today with a board I put together for the book Romanov by Nadine Brandes that I reviewed awhile ago (spoiler alert, I LOVED it). I hope you enjoy this aesthetic, and if you haven’t read the book yet, you should totally check it out.