Mini Review Monday: The 5-Star Fire Edition

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevado Published by: Harper Teen Pub Date: May 7th 2019 Pages: 400 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The 5-Star Fire Edition

Review: Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno Published by: Disney-Hyperion Pub Date: May 14, 2019 Pages: 396 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: young adult, contemporary, romance Rating: Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures … Continue reading Review: Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Mini Review Monday: Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: April 16, 2019 Pages: 432 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Serious Moonlight

Review: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood Published by: Sourcebooks Fire Pub Date: June 5, 2018 Pages: 320 Format: paperback | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and … Continue reading Review: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

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

Mini Review Monday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter and American Panda

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Published by: Atria Books Pub Date: October 9, 2018 Pages: 496 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: adult, historical fiction, dual timeline Rating:  A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House—the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter and American Panda

Review: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: April 3, 2018 Pages: 432 Format: hardcover| Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Rating: Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of … Continue reading Review: Starry Eyes