Book Review: When You Never Said Goodbye by Meg Kearney

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley

I didn’t really enjoy this book, because while it was a good story and has well developed characters, I felt that the author tried too hard to drag the story out. Even though this book was the third in a series and I easily understood it without having read the first two.



Liz’s adoptive father has just passed away, which is making her more eager than ever to find her birth mother. After saying goodbye to her mother after another long Christmas, Liz goes back to college with her mission fresh in mind.

When Liz begins investigating her birth mother, all she hits are dead ends. Most people aren’t willing to help her, and those who are willing don’t know how to. Liz finally learns tiny details about her mother through untold sources and begins to piece together an image which she believes to resemble her mother.

However, when a lady finally approaches Liz, claiming to have information about her birth mother, Liz isn’t entirely sure if she wants to know anymore.

Will she eventually find her birth mother?

If you would like to read this book, you can preorder it here: When You Never Said Goodbye: An Adoptee’s Search for Her Birth Mother: A Novel in Poems and Journal Entries

Book Review: Dark Before Dawn by Monica McGurk (Book 3 of the Archangel Prophecies)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley. I have neither read nor reviewed the first two books in this series, but this book was still easy to follow.

Dark Before Dawn


Hope and Michael have been through it all. But another test is yet to come. Hope has the choice of either leaving her world to join Michael or making him abandon his work to come to her. Neither option is desirable, but a choice must be made.

Just when Hope thinks that she’s figured it all out, an old enemy of hers kidnaps her sister and her sister’s friend. Michael and other archangels must find these girls before harm comes to them, but is it already too late?

The girls could be anywhere, and from the terrible hints that their enemy is dropping, their time is coming to an end…

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Dark Before Dawn: Book Three of the Archangel Prophecies

Book Review: Every Move by Ellie Marney

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Mystery

Age Recommended: 15 and up

I recently visited Australia during my summer holidays and my dad secretly arranged a meeting with one of my favorite authors, Ms. Ellie Marney, at a bookstore in Melbourne. SO YEAH, I JUST KIND OF MET HER!!

She was wonderful and gracious and spent about thirty minutes with me, discussing books, sharing author and book recommendations, and much more. She also SIGNED a copy of Every Move for me which I bought at the bookstore in Melbourne because for some reason, that book isn’t published in the United States yet 😐 This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Melbourne and I want to sincerely thank Ms. Marney again for her time!

This book was the third in the series, and it definitely DID NOT disappoint!

Every Move

The duo are back, and this time, it’s serious. Rachel is experiencing trauma from her past encounters with the murderer of Mycroft’s parents, and is having trouble sleeping. Mycroft won’t relax until he’s hunted this man down and gotten revenge. Both of them are at a precarious point in their relationship where anything could tear them apart.

When the murderer starts killing people who look like Rachel and Mycroft, just to make a point, it becomes evident that he’s coming for them. Protective measures are taken, but will they be enough?

When an attack occurs on one of the people Rachel loves, she’s not sure what to do. Only one thing is clear. This. Ends. Now.

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Every Move (only used copies available in the US, unfortunately).