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 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

Mini Review Monday: The Cold Is In Her Bones

The Cold Is In Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books Pub Date: January 22nd, 2019 Pages: 258 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating: Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe. Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Cold Is In Her Bones

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

Mini Review Monday: The Witchy Edition

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox Published by: Graydon House Pub Date: October 2, 2018 Pages: 364 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: adult, historical fiction, paranormal Rating: Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it. Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Witchy Edition

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

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