Girl, Serpent, Thorn #BookReview @melissabooknews @flatironbooks #yafantasy #bookworm #girlserpentthorn

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. … Continue reading Girl, Serpent, Thorn #BookReview @melissabooknews @flatironbooks #yafantasy #bookworm #girlserpentthorn

Deadly Curious #BookReview #deadlycurious #bookworm @swoonreads @fiercereads @cindyanstey

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A twisty tale reminiscent of Jane Austen—with a dash of murder—Cindy Anstey's Deadly Curious is perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Agatha Christie. Some secrets are better left buried... 1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London's most elite corps of … Continue reading Deadly Curious #BookReview #deadlycurious #bookworm @swoonreads @fiercereads @cindyanstey

Face the Music #BookReview @imprintreads @mackidsbooks @weisfeld @nicoleckear #facethemudic #thestartupsquad #bookworm #middlegradebooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Harriet’s brothers are hoping to enter a local battle of the bands. Winning could get them on a reality TV show! But low funds have left them without even a working guitar. The Startup Squad jumps into action—and quickly pulls together a plan to sell T-shirts to raise money. The girls … Continue reading Face the Music #BookReview @imprintreads @mackidsbooks @weisfeld @nicoleckear #facethemudic #thestartupsquad #bookworm #middlegradebooks

The Cuckoo’s Calling #BookReview #strikereadalong #bookworm @jk_rowling @littlebrown #thecuckooscalling @mulhollandbooks

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling’s brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel’s suicide in “one of the best books of the year” (USA Today). After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private … Continue reading The Cuckoo’s Calling #BookReview #strikereadalong #bookworm @jk_rowling @littlebrown #thecuckooscalling @mulhollandbooks

May 2020 Wrap-Up with zest #wrapup #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Hope you are doing well. I'm currently on vacation to Florida visiting family. Not so lucky because weather forecast to rain all day and all week. In May, I read a few excellent middle grade books. I started out with The Phantom Twin. From the same publisher, First Second, I found my library … Continue reading May 2020 Wrap-Up with zest #wrapup #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm

Circe #BookReview #circe #historicalfiction @littlebrown @millermadeline #bookworm

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child — not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does … Continue reading Circe #BookReview #circe #historicalfiction @littlebrown @millermadeline #bookworm

Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis #BookReview #ameliafang @lillustrator @delacortepress @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The second book in a hilarious heavily illustrated middle-grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang and her friends love their dark and gloomy world … Continue reading Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis #BookReview #ameliafang @lillustrator @delacortepress @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Roller Girl #BookReview #rollergirl @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile!  For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But … Continue reading Roller Girl #BookReview #rollergirl @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball #BookReview #ameliafang @delacortepress @lillustrator #middlegradebooks #bookworm #fantasybooks

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: A hilarious illustrated middle grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends … Continue reading Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball #BookReview #ameliafang @delacortepress @lillustrator #middlegradebooks #bookworm #fantasybooks

The Arrangement #BookReview #thearrangement @scoutpressbooks #bookworm #thriller @rhardingwriter @gallerybooks

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: A Pretty Woman tale turns toxic and deadly in this provocative thriller of sex, obsession, and murder from Robyn Harding, the “master of domestic suspense” (Kathleen Barber) and the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Party and Her Pretty Face. Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is … Continue reading The Arrangement #BookReview #thearrangement @scoutpressbooks #bookworm #thriller @rhardingwriter @gallerybooks

Best Friends #BookReview #bestfriends @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm @haleshannon

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The creators of Real Friends Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, Best Friends. Follow your heart. Find your people. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the … Continue reading Best Friends #BookReview #bestfriends @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm @haleshannon

Con Quest! #BookReview @sammaggs @imprintreads @fiercereads #conquest #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #kidsbook

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world! Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, … Continue reading Con Quest! #BookReview @sammaggs @imprintreads @fiercereads #conquest #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #kidsbook

All Boys Aren’t Blue #BookReview #allboysarentblue #bookworm @fsgbooks @fiercereads #memoir @iamgmjohnson

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual … Continue reading All Boys Aren’t Blue #BookReview #allboysarentblue #bookworm @fsgbooks @fiercereads #memoir @iamgmjohnson

The Phantom Twin #BookReview @lisabrowndraws #thephantomtwin #bookworm @01firstsecond #graphicnovel #comics

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A young woman is haunted by the ghost of her conjoined twin, in Lisa Brown's The Phantom Twin, a sweetly spooky graphic novel set in a turn-of-the-century sideshow. Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them … Continue reading The Phantom Twin #BookReview @lisabrowndraws #thephantomtwin #bookworm @01firstsecond #graphicnovel #comics

April 2020 Wrap-Up and Cover Release #bookworm #monthlywrapup

Hi Everyone! April was a great month! I'm no longer sick and I started going outside more. I just walked around my driveway sunbathing, planting flowers, picking out weeds, playing on the scooters with my son, and jumping ropes after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Being active and getting a bit of sunshine really helps make … Continue reading April 2020 Wrap-Up and Cover Release #bookworm #monthlywrapup

I Kissed Alice #BookReview #ikissedalice @fiercereads #bookworm @mackidsbooks @imprintreads @almost_anna

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Rhodes and Iliana couldn't be more different, but that's not why they hate each other. Rhodes, a gifted artist, has always excelled at Alabama’s Conservatory of the Arts (until she’s hit with a secret bout of creator’s block), while Iliana, a transfer student, tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive … Continue reading I Kissed Alice #BookReview #ikissedalice @fiercereads #bookworm @mackidsbooks @imprintreads @almost_anna

All Eyes on Her #BookReview #alleyesonher #bookworm @fiercereads @laurellizabeth @imprintreads

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars, All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl. You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went … Continue reading All Eyes on Her #BookReview #alleyesonher #bookworm @fiercereads @laurellizabeth @imprintreads

Dare Me #BookReview @littlebrown #dareme @meganeabbott #bookworm #thriller @backbaybooks

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: The searing novel of friendship and betrayal that inspired the USA Network series, praised by Gillian Flynn as “Lord of the Flies set in a high-school cheerleading squad…Tense, dark, and beautifully written.” Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy’s best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and … Continue reading Dare Me #BookReview @littlebrown #dareme @meganeabbott #bookworm #thriller @backbaybooks

Six Angry Girls #BookReview #sixangrygirls @fiercereads @feiwelfriends @adriennekisner #bookworm #bookreview

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Adrienne Kisner's Six Angry Girls is a story of mock trial, feminism, and the inherent power found in a pair of knitting needles. Raina Petree is crushing her senior year, until her boyfriend dumps her, the drama club (basically) dumps her, the college of her dreams slips away, and her arch-nemesis … Continue reading Six Angry Girls #BookReview #sixangrygirls @fiercereads @feiwelfriends @adriennekisner #bookworm #bookreview

Wonderland #BookReview @zooshka @littlebrown #wonderland #bookworm #horror @MULHOLLANDBOOKS

Synopsis from Little Brown and Company: If Shirley Jackson wrote The Shining, it might look like this “deliciously unsettling”* horror novel from the acclaimed author of Baby Teeth: A mother must protect her family from the unnatural forces threatening their new and improved life in a rural farmhouse. The Bennett family — artist parents and … Continue reading Wonderland #BookReview @zooshka @littlebrown #wonderland #bookworm #horror @MULHOLLANDBOOKS

My Lovely Wife – #BookReview & Blog Tour #mylovelywife #blogtour @berkleypub #thriller

GIVEAWAY OF THIS BOOK IS GOING ON AT MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @howusefulitis Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting… Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We … Continue reading My Lovely Wife – #BookReview & Blog Tour #mylovelywife #blogtour @berkleypub #thriller

The Shadows #BookReview @writer_north #theshadows #thriller #bookworm @celadonbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years … Continue reading The Shadows #BookReview @writer_north #theshadows #thriller #bookworm @celadonbooks

Supernova #BookReview #supernova @fiercereads @marissa_meyer @feiwelfriends #bookworm #yafantasy

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: All's fair in love and anarchy in Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy This volume sees Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come … Continue reading Supernova #BookReview #supernova @fiercereads @marissa_meyer @feiwelfriends #bookworm #yafantasy

In Her Shadow #BookReview #inhershadow @randomhouse #bookworm #thrillers

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: A pregnant young woman becomes obsessed with the disappearance of her lover’s wife, only to discover that she may be headed for the same fate, in this novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Miller When secretary Colleen Roper becomes pregnant by her boss, Michael, he whisks her away … Continue reading In Her Shadow #BookReview #inhershadow @randomhouse #bookworm #thrillers

Don’t Check Out this Book #BookReview @algonquinyr #dontcheckoutthisbook @kateklise #kidsbook #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Workman: From the creators of the award-winning Three-Ring Rascals and 43 Old Cemetery Road series! Is the sweet town of Appleton ripe for scandal? Consider the facts: •        Appleton Elementary School has a new librarian named Rita B. Danjerous. (Say it fast.) •        Principal Noah Memree barely remembers hiring her. •       … Continue reading Don’t Check Out this Book #BookReview @algonquinyr #dontcheckoutthisbook @kateklise #kidsbook #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Havenfall #BookReview #havenfall @bloomsburykids #bookworm #yafantasy @sara_holland

Synopsis from Bloomsbury: A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it--at any cost. New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black. Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects … Continue reading Havenfall #BookReview #havenfall @bloomsburykids #bookworm #yafantasy @sara_holland

All the Best Lies #BookReview #allthebestlies @minotaurbooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The highly anticipated third novel in the award-winning Ellery Hathaway mystery series. FBI agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. The trail went … Continue reading All the Best Lies #BookReview #allthebestlies @minotaurbooks #bookworm

The Raven Boys #BookReview #theravenboys @scholastic @mstiefvater #bookworm #bookblogger

Synopsis from Scholastic: "There are only two reasons a non–seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love…or you killed him." It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon–to–be dead walk past. … Continue reading The Raven Boys #BookReview #theravenboys @scholastic @mstiefvater #bookworm #bookblogger

Big Lies in a Small Town #BookReview #bigliesinasmalltown @stmartinspress #bookworm @d_chamberlain #historicalfiction

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer … Continue reading Big Lies in a Small Town #BookReview #bigliesinasmalltown @stmartinspress #bookworm @d_chamberlain #historicalfiction

Archenemies #BookReview @fiercereads @marissameyer #bookworm #yafantasy @feiwelfriends

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other’s worst nightmare. Nova’s double life is about to get a lot more complicated: … Continue reading Archenemies #BookReview @fiercereads @marissameyer #bookworm #yafantasy @feiwelfriends