The Gravity of Missing Things, Marisa Urgo

This is a story about a young woman holding out hope against the odds for word from her mother. While waiting, Violet is in the process of finding herself and her place in her family amidst her mom’s disappearance. It’s hard to review this without spoiling anything, so I want to be careful with my… Continue reading The Gravity of Missing Things, Marisa Urgo

The Silent Unseen, Amanda McCrina

“… We were both the same kind of stubborn.” In wartime, people make tough decisions. Sometimes things go in directions they might never have dreamed possible. The Silent Unseen is a convoluted tale of two teens whose paths cross in life-altering ways. Told in alternating viewpoints, we experience the unlikely friendship between Maria and Kostya.… Continue reading The Silent Unseen, Amanda McCrina

The Lovely and the Lost, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Lovely and the Lost centers on the disappearance of a young girl, and Kira’s foster mother, Cady, has brought along the kids and their dogs to help track the girl. This is what they’ve been training for, after all. But this task is bringing up the past for Kira, a past her trauma has… Continue reading The Lovely and the Lost, Jennifer Lynn Barnes