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

Mini Review Monday: Shadows and Secrets

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older Series: Shadowshaper #1 Published by Arthur A. Levine Books Pub Date: June 30th 2015 Pages: 304 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, urban fantasy, paranormal Rating:  Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent. Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Shadows and Secrets