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: 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

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