The Mermaid Review

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From the author of Lost Boy comes a beautiful historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea, only to become the star attraction of history’s greatest showman. Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know … Continue reading The Mermaid Review

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Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Don’t call him scaredy-cat Sam, because Sam Wu IS NOT AFRAID of ghosts! Except . . . he totally is. Can he conquer his fear by facing the ghost that lives in the walls of his house? After an unfortunate (and very embarrassing) incident in the Space Museum, Sam goes on … Continue reading Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

The Wren Hunt Review

Synopsis from Bloomsbury Publishing: Thrilling, atmospheric, and filled with ancient magic, this lyrically written YA debut is perfect for readers of The Raven Cycle and Wink Poppy Midnight. Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated Irish village by her family's enemies--the Judges--and there's nothing that she or her grandfather can do … Continue reading The Wren Hunt Review

Escaping from Houdini Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: The #1 New York Times bestselling series that started with Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula continues in this third bloody installment! A luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of madness and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. … Continue reading Escaping from Houdini Review

The Year of Living Awkwardly Review

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Mean Girls as lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow chronicles another year in her life while she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth. It’s Chloe Snow’s sophomore year of high school, … Continue reading The Year of Living Awkwardly Review

Leave No Trace Review

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: From the author of the “compelling” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be, a riveting and suspenseful thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years later. There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes … Continue reading Leave No Trace Review

Folded Notes from High School Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school’s production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in 1991. The folded notes collected for this book represent correspondence surrounding one Tara Maureen Murphy, senior at South High c. 1991-1992. … Continue reading Folded Notes from High School Review

One of a Kind Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Bold, graphic art by indie rocker Chris Gorman of Belly captures the thrill and challenges of marching to your own beat. Meet a pogo-dancing, punk-rock-loving kid who loves to express himself in his own unique way. His clothes, hairstyle, music, and just the way he hears the world, all set … Continue reading One of a Kind Review

The Train of Lost Things Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A magical story about a boy’s love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Perfect for fans of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Lost in the Sun. … Continue reading The Train of Lost Things Review

I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am gandhi’s Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators join forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this … Continue reading I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Sleep Train Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A perfectly pitched bedtime story and counting book for sleepy train lovers, illustrated in dramatic 3D sculptures! A little boy climbs into bed with a book and starts counting the train cars in it, between the engine and caboose. “Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack,” reads the refrain. But as the … Continue reading Sleep Train Review

Eggsistential Thoughts Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Meh . . . From Sanrio, who brought you Hello Kitty, comes Gudetama, the lazy egg. Not all Sanrio characters are cheery! In Japanese, when you’re lazy, you are referred to as gude gude. And that’s where our new friend gets its name. Gudetama (tama from “tamago,” egg in Japanese) … Continue reading Eggsistential Thoughts Review

Rhyme Crime Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: From the creator of Splat! comes more playful, irreverent, kid-empowering fun–with a rhyming twist. In this buoyant rhyming romp, words have gone mysteriously missing: Who stole Marlow’s happy smile, and replaced it with a crocodile? Who swiped Dingle’s sneeze–aaaaachooo!–and left a stinky cheese? The thief took Tumble’s orange, and switched … Continue reading Rhyme Crime Review

Pet Dad Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Plum wants the perfect pet, but instead realizes she has the perfect dad in this charming and hilarious picture book that’s great for father’s day. Plum wants a pet. Plum’s dad wants NO pets. So Plum, who never takes no for an answer, gets the only pet she can: a … Continue reading Pet Dad Review

All About Ben Review

Synopsis from Jessica Kingsley Publishers’ Website: 'When I am ready, I need you to talk to me and help me understand my feelings...' This reassuring story helps children aged 5+ with attachment issues to understand their feelings, open up to a caring adult and learn how to choose positive behaviours. Ben is made up of … Continue reading All About Ben Review

Mirage Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The stunning epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire hailed as ”a rich, dazzling, powerful debut” by Tahereh Mafi, the New York Times author of the Shatter Me series In a world dominated … Continue reading Mirage Review

The Mermaid Who Couldn’t Review

Synopsis from Jessica Kingsley Publishers’ Website: Mariana the Mermaid is not like the other mermaids. Abandoned by a careless mother on the ocean floor, she has never laughed or played, and can barely even swim. She feels useless. Then she meets Muriel the Turtle, who welcomes her into her family and teaches her to sing … Continue reading The Mermaid Who Couldn’t Review

Blood of a Thousand Stars Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: War tears the galaxy apart, power tests the limits of family, and violence gives way to freedom in this exhilarating sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies. Empress With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk … Continue reading Blood of a Thousand Stars Review

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series. Lulu is excited to meet all the rescue dogs when the pet-adoption fair comes to … Continue reading Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs Review

Bus! Stop! Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Few words are needed in this inventive and fun transportation adventure! “Bus! Stop!” a boy yells, as his bus pulls away one early morning. He must wait for the next bus. But the next one does NOT look like his bus at all. And neither does the next one, or … Continue reading Bus! Stop! Review

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Review

Synopsis from Abrams Books for Young Readers: Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the … Continue reading Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Review

Warning Light – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host warning light’s Blog Tour today! Thank you so much berkley publishing for inviting me to take part in david ricciardi's debut blog tour! Synopsis from Berkley Publishing: No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of–including himself–when a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in … Continue reading Warning Light – Review & Blog Tour

Jar of Hearts Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: This is story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . . When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected … Continue reading Jar of Hearts Review

Honey Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: This sweet companion to David Ezra Stein’s award-winning Leaves celebrates the joy of savoring something you love. Bear is ravenous when he wakes up from his winter sleep and has one thing on his mind: honey! Alas, it is too soon for honey, so Bear tries hard to be patient. … Continue reading Honey Review

The Silent Room Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: One fugitive. A deadly plot. No rules. Thus begins an ingenious and lightning-fast thriller that reviewers agree is “not to be missed.” Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan wants to clear the name of his former boss, who stands accused of official corruption. But before he can do so, his boss disappears. Did … Continue reading The Silent Room Review

Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host dory fantasmagory's Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A loose tooth leads to hilarious hijinks with the tooth fairy in book four of the … Continue reading Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds – Review & Blog Tour

The Broken Girls Review 

Synopsis from Berkley Publishing: A breakout suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare. Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors … Continue reading The Broken Girls Review 

I am Harriet Tubman – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am harriet tubman's Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of … Continue reading I am Harriet Tubman – Review & Blog Tour

By a Charm and a Curse – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host by a charm and a curse's Blog Tour today! Thank you so much entangled teen for inviting me to take part in Jaime questell's debut blog tour! Synopsis from Entangled Publishing: Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old … Continue reading By a Charm and a Curse – Review & Blog Tour

Empress of a Thousand Skies – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES' Blog Tour today! Thank you so much PENGUIN YOUNG READERS for inviting me to take part in Rhoda belleza's debut blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A sweeping sci-fi fantasy adventure that follows two fugitives -- a princess-in-exile and her accused … Continue reading Empress of a Thousand Skies – Review & Blog Tour

Bring Me Back Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: THE NEW TWISTY, GRIPPING READ FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVELS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND THE BREAKDOWN A young British couple are driving through France on vacation when they stop at a service station. He runs in to use the restroom, she stays … Continue reading Bring Me Back Review

Just Between Us Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Four suburban mothers conspire to cover up a deadly crime in Just Between Us, a heart-stopping novel of suspense by Rebecca Drake. Alison, Julie, Sarah, Heather. Four friends living the suburban ideal. Their jobs are steady, their kids are healthy. They’re as beautiful as their houses. But each of them has … Continue reading Just Between Us Review

Mr. Tweed and the Band in Need Review

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: Mr Tweed is back with a brand new adventure, and he needs your help once more! He’s come to the zoo to see his favourite 10-piece band perform, but they can’t find each other – can you spot them amongst all the other animals? A beautifully illustrated search-and-find book from the … Continue reading Mr. Tweed and the Band in Need Review