Twelve Steps to Normal Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can’t be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger. Kira’s Twelve Steps To A Normal Life 1. Accept Grams is gone. 2. Learn to forgive Dad. 3. … Continue reading Twelve Steps to Normal Review

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can't imagine that Sirius — or, for … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 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

YA Debut I Read – Part 4

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my series of featuring YA Debuts in different genres! In no particular order of favorites, below are 11 YA Debuts I have read and reviewed on my blog. This part 4 concludes all of my YA reads since I started my blog in July 2014. With this conclusion, my eyes is … Continue reading YA Debut I Read – Part 4

Thriller Debut I Read

Hi Everyone! On today's post, I am taking a break from young adults to spotlight Debut Adult Thrillers. In no particular order of favorites, below are 13 adult debut thrillers that I have read and reviewed on my blog. If you can tell, all of these titles are fairly new and recently published to one that hasn't … Continue reading Thriller Debut I Read

YA Debut I Read – Part 3

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to another of my blog post highlighting YA Debut. Below are 10 YA debuts I have read and reviewed on my blog. I didn't seek out to read debuts but I am surprised how many I have collected 🙂 Many of these debuts will surprise you. They are super duper fantastic reads! Many of … Continue reading YA Debut I Read – Part 3

YA Debut I Read – Part 2

Hi Everyone! Today is the second day I am spotlighting debuts I have read and reviewed on my blog. In no particular order, below are 10 YA Debuts in different genres. I love being a book blogger because I am often introduced to many books I may not have been aware of, of course following … Continue reading YA Debut I Read – Part 2

YA Debut I Read – Part 1

Hi Everyone! Starting today on my blog, I am going to spotlight debut books I have read and reviewed. In no particular order, well except Harry Potter because it introduces me to reading and enjoying stories. I have noticed many debuts being published recently and I have been lucky to review many of them before … Continue reading YA Debut I Read – Part 1

Hera’s Terrible Trap Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: Tim Baker thinks his adventures are over until he hitches a ride to Ancient Greece on a stolen vase. Soon Tim finds himself trapped with an army of peacocks and a hero who can’t stop admiring himself. Put that mirror down, Theseus! Thank the gods his new friend Zoe is … Continue reading Hera’s Terrible Trap 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

The House Swap Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: A hypnotic domestic noir novel in which a house swap becomes the eerie backdrop to a crumbling marriage, a torrid affair, and the fatal consequences that unfold Be careful who you let in… When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap—from their city apartment to a house in a leafy, … Continue reading The House Swap 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

From the Earth to the Shadows Review – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host from the earth to the shadows' Blog Tour & giveaway today. Thank you so much st. martin’s press for inviting me to take part in Valkyrie book 2 by Amanda hocking’s blog tour! I appreciate the opportunity to read, review, and host a blog tour with a giveaway! Giveaway: 1 usa winner only, … Continue reading From the Earth to the Shadows Review – Blog Tour & Giveaway

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

Lies You Never Told Me Review

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide. Quiet, shy Elyse can’t believe it when she’s cast as the lead in her Portland high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn’t sure she’s up to … Continue reading Lies You Never Told Me Review

The Elizas – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host the Elizas' Blog Tour today! Thank you so much atria books for inviting me to take part in sara shepard's blog tour! Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars Sara Shepard makes her mark on adult fiction with this Hitchcockian double narrative composed of … Continue reading The Elizas – Review & Blog Tour

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

Here Comes Hercules Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: When Tim Baker breaks his mum’s favourite vase, it’s the least of his problems. The Greek hero he’s released is in danger of doing far worse. To the flowers, the rug—Oh, no! Not the kitchen! Hercules is only trying to be helpful but he’s just hopeless. It’s time to send … Continue reading Here Comes Hercules Review

Dogs on the Book Cover I Read & Reviewed

Hi Everyone! How are you? I just thought to spotlight our furry friends on my blog post today 🙂 I'm surprised to find I have read and reviewed 10 books featuring pet dogs. I love it when I don't intentionally search for books with dogs on the cover to read and find myself surprised that I had accumulated this many … Continue reading Dogs on the Book Cover I Read & Reviewed

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

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

A Wrinkle in Time Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time Review

From Unseen Fire – Spotlight

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host from unseen fire’s spotlight today! Thank you so much Berkley for inviting me to take part in cass morris’ debut blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From Unseen Fire is the first novel in the Aven Cycle, a historical fantasy set in an alternate Rome, by debut author … Continue reading From Unseen Fire – Spotlight

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