Mini Review Monday: The Lonely Dead and Comics Will Break Your Heart

The Lonely Dead by April Henry Published by: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers Pub Date: January 29, 2019 Pages: 240 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, mystery, paranormal Rating:  A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself. … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Lonely Dead and Comics Will Break Your Heart

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

MRM: The Holiday Edition

Snow In Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, Kasie West Published by: Point Pub Date: October 30, 2018 Pages: 256 Format: paperback | Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: (overall) What's better than one deliciously cozy, swoon-worthy holiday story? Four of them, from some of today's bestselling authors. From KASIE WEST, a snowy road trip takes an unexpected detour when … Continue reading MRM: The Holiday Edition

Blog Tour: Unclaimed Baggage

Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Pub Date: September 18, 2018 Pages: 384 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indiebound Doris—a lone liberal in a conservative small town—has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and too-good-to-be-true … Continue reading Blog Tour: Unclaimed Baggage

Review: Check, Please!: #Hockey

Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu Series: Check, Please! #1-2 Published by: First Second Pub Date: September 18, 2018 Pages: 288 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary, graphic novel Rating:  The hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who's terrified of checking . . . and is desperately in love with the captain of his hockey … Continue reading Review: Check, Please!: #Hockey

Review: Pride

Pride by Ibi Zoboi Published by: Balzer + Bray Pub Date: September 18, 2018 Pages: 304 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, contemporary, retelling Rating: Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn … Continue reading Review: Pride

Ramadan Readathon Blog Tour: Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged

Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik Published by: Twenty7 Pub Date: September 3, 2015 Pages: 464 Format: paperback | Source: gift Genres: adult, contemporary, romance Rating: Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she'd be happy that way too, if her boss hadn't asked … Continue reading Ramadan Readathon Blog Tour: Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged

Review: Alex, Approximately

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: April 4th 2017 Pages: 500 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating:  In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet. Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months … Continue reading Review: Alex, Approximately

Mini Review Monday: Star-Crossed & Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee Published by: Aladdin Pub Date: March 14th 2017 Pages: 256 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: middle grade, contemporary, LGBT Rating:  Mattie is chosen to play Romeo opposite her crush in the eighth grade production of Shakespeare’s most beloved play in this Romeo and Juliet inspired novel from the author of Truth or Dare. Mattie, a star student … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Star-Crossed & Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit