Alice Slater's debut novel is an intense, twisty, and incredibly suspenseful thriller examining the harm the true crime craze can cause, and the ethics of how we handle other people's stories. When true crime-obsessed Roach finds out her new coworker Laura is also interested in true crime, she knows they're destined to be friends. Laura however, who is interested in the genre due to family trauma, is immediately put off by Roach's very vocal obsession with serial killers. An incredibly absorbing read, perfect for fans of Netflix's YOU.
The Drowned Woods is a fantasy-heist novel about a group of unlikely allies who band together to steal from the prince who wronged them. This book was so much fun to read! Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse books.
If you liked Paper Towns by John Green but thought it could've been gayer, this is absolutely the book for you. One month before graduation, Chloe's academic rival Shara kisses her and then completely disappears. Determined to find her, she forms an unlikely alliance with Shara's boyfriend Smith and neighbor Rory (who also has a crush on Shara). While piecing together the clues she left behind, Chloe begins to realize there's much more to Shara than meets the eye. I loved this book from start to finish, such a fun story with a wonderful cast of characters that I miss already.
V. E. Schwab's writing style is so lovely, I have yet to read a book by her that didn't hook me right from the beginning. Gallant was such a cool story, with a gothic/mystery feel that reminded me of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
I loved this book! Six people are chosen from across the globe, each with their own particular magical skillset, to come study at the Library of Alexandria. While there, they experiment with their own abilities and (attempt to) work together to protect the library's secrets. However, not all of them can stay past the first year, and it's up to them to choose who won't continue on. Morally grey characters, a magical library, and a mysterious secret society? Complete chaos and wonderful fun.
I could not put this book down! A Good Girl's Guide to Murder follows Pip as she does her final project on a murder/suicide that occurred in their town a few years prior. But things are not what they seem, and Pip knows the real killer is still at large. Perfect for fans of small town murder mysteries and true crime.
To read Madeline Miller's work is to experience true magic. Her gorgeous retelling of the myth of Circe had me hooked from the very start, an incredible story with one of my all-time favorite opening lines. SO good!
Savannah Brown's prose is gorgeous- her background as a poet is evident when reading this novel. In The Truth about Keeping Secrets, we follow Sydney, a senior in high school who has just lost her father in a car accident. However, Sydney is sure there's more to his death than meets the eye. A beautiful story exploring grief, friendship, and first love.
Six of Crows is the "found family" trope in a nutshell, except the found family in question is made up of criminals who don't like each other very much. Their group dynamic was incredibly funny, complex, and at times heart-wrenching, and the story kept me on my toes from start to finish.
A classic horror novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a painter enamored by his muse, a hedonistic man with powerful influence, and a boy who becomes dangerously obsessed with youth and beauty. Oscar Wilde's prose is dark, romantic, and completely unique.