Review: The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pub Date: September 24, 2019 Pages: 352 Format: hardcover | Source: library/purchased Genres: young adult, historical fantasy, horror Rating: Seventeen-year-old Aderyn ("Ryn") only cares about two things: her family, and her family's graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, … Continue reading Review: The Bone Houses

Mini Review Monday: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published by: Del Rey Pub Date: July 23, 2019 Pages: 352 Format: hardcover | Source: purchased Genres: adult, historical fiction, fantasy Rating: The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Review Bites: Well Met

Well Met by Jen DeLuca Published by: Berkley Pub Date: September 3, 2019 Pages: 336 Format: ebook | Source: library Genres: adult, contemporary romance Rating: All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca. Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small … Continue reading Review Bites: Well Met

Review Bites: Pumpkinheads, Kissing Max Holden, and 10 Blind Dates

Pumpkinheads by Raibow Rowell Illustrated by: Faith Erin Hicks Published by: First Second Books Pub Date: August 27, 2019 Pages: 209 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary, romance, graphic novel Rating: Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know … Continue reading Review Bites: Pumpkinheads, Kissing Max Holden, and 10 Blind Dates

Mini Review Monday: House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig Published by: Delacorte Pub Date: August 6, 2019 Pages: 416 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating: In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: House of Salt and Sorrows

Mini Review Monday: Contemporary Romance

Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson Published By: Scholastic Press Pub Date: June 25, 2019 Pages: 384 Format: hardcover | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary, LGBT+ Rating: When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Contemporary Romance

Review: Transformed: The Perils of the Frog Prince

Transformed: The Perils of the Frog Prince by Megan Morrison Series: Tyme #3 Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books Pub Date: March 29, 2019 Pages: 355 Format: hardcover | Source: publisher; purchased Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating: Syrah Huanui is a frog. He wasn't always one--once he was a Prince of the Olive Isles, a champion launchball player, a beloved favorite of all. Or … Continue reading Review: Transformed: The Perils of the Frog Prince

Mini Review Monday: The Catch-Up Edition

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest Published by: Roaring Brook Press Pub Date: June 4, 2019 Pages: 272 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: When Chloe Pierce’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Catch-Up Edition

Mini Review Monday: If I’m Being Honest

If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub Date: April 23, 2019 Pages: 362 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: If I’m Being Honest

Review: The Girls in the Picture

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin Published by: Delacore Press Pub Date: January 16, 2018 Pages: 448 Format: hardcover | Source: publisher Genres: adult, historical fiction Rating: An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. An enchanting new novel from the New York … Continue reading Review: The Girls in the Picture