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: 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

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

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

Mini Review Monday: Once & Future, The Devouring Gray

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy Series: Once & Future #1 Published by: Little, Brown and Company Pub Date: March 26, 2019 Pages: 336 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: young adult, science fiction, retelling, LGBTQ+ Rating: I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Once & Future, The Devouring Gray

Mini Review Monday: When Dimple Met Rishi, The Gilded Wolves

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: May 30, 2017 Pages: 380 Format: hardcover | Source: owned Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Rating: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: When Dimple Met Rishi, The Gilded Wolves

Mini Review Monday: The Risk

The Risk by Elle Kennedy Series: Briar U #2 Published by: Elle Kennedy Inc. Pub Date: February 18, 2019 Pages: 432 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: new adult, contemporary romance, sports romance Rating: A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Risk

Review: Famous in a Small Town

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills Published by: Henry Holt & Company Pub Date: January 15, 2019 Pages: 320 Format: arc| Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends--loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for--she can weather any storm. But when Sophie's beloved Acadia High School … Continue reading Review: Famous in a Small Town

Mini Review Monday: The Long Title Edition

An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pub Date: October 23, 2018 Pages: 374 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, historical fiction Rating: When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Long Title Edition