ARC Review – Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Okay, so I’m reviewing this one super early (it comes out in June!) because a) I think a review from someone who has done science is maybe something that the publisher should read (not that my reviews are that well known or anything, but at least it will be out there) and b) my semi-hiatus is coming up and I don’t want this one to get lost. So! Chemistry Lessons was problematic. The writing was great, the characters were engaging, but the entire premise was flawed. And while I feel like the intent of the author (not that intent matters, necessarily) was to give YA readers a sciencey MC to look up to – THIS IS NOT THAT. Young girls who want to do science CANNOT do the things that Maya does in this book. Please PLEASE read this whole review so you can understand why (I get into it in the Dislikes/Problematic Content section of the review.)Read More »

Book Review – A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

One day, out of the blue, I decided that I wanted to try listening to a romance on audiobook. I recently got a library card (yippee!) and was able to track down this series in audio, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve been spending long hours out on the trails surrounding my apartment with the dogs, and Lily and Alec were the first pair to help me pass the time this year. *swoon*Read More »