Silver Tongued Short Stories

Hello! It’s been a minute—it’s funny how a more active social life means (slightly) less time to read. Plus, when you work at a uni like I do, the spring semester is hectic, to say the least. But it feels so good to be back, let’s dive in. As y’all know, I love getting book [...]


A Diamond in the Rough

I've had my eye on Phillipe Diederich's Diamond Park for a while, ever since it came into The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, and man it did not disappoint! Flaco is our narrator, a senior in a Texas high school who's dream is to become an artist, but that's not what people from his neighborhood go on [...]

The Incredibly Entertaining History of a High School Girl

I don't think I've read a book from the aughts for a while now, but when my good friend told me that I "simply must read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks," I took her word for it. She has great taste. Let me start by saying that I greatly enjoyed E. Lockhart's coming of [...]

One Secretive Cabin

I'm the kind of person who reads the Wikipedia synopsis of a scary movie instead of watching the film because I don't like scary stuff. Somewhat surprisingly, I do like ghosts--that's actually the only kind of "reality" tv I'll watch. Brenda Lyne's upcoming book The Thirteenth Cabin (aka. TTC; to be released Sept. 13) isn't [...]

So, So Many Secrets

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop has come through again, y'all! This week, I read Madeleine Roux's paranormal adventure, romance, all-around intriguing new novel The Book of Living Secrets. It was a ride. (And vlogs are back!) So, we start off with two friends, Adelle and Connie, it's the Sadie Hawkins dance and Connie chickens out. See, [...]