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

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

Synopsis from Candlewick Publishing: Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the … Continue reading Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

The Deepest Roots Review

Synopsis from HarperCollins Publishers: Morgan Matson meets Maggie Stiefvater in a story that will make you believe in friendship, miracles, and maybe even magic. Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or … Continue reading The Deepest Roots 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

The Infinity Year of Avalon James Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A young girl and her best friend hope to receive magical powers the year they turn ten in this enchanting middle-grade novel. Avalon James and Atticus Brightwell have a secret—one that they aren't allowed to discuss with anyone. This secret is shared between two best friends. When you and your best … Continue reading The Infinity Year of Avalon James 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

Hunting Prince Dracula Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco's haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and … Continue reading Hunting Prince Dracula Review

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

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

What the Valley Knows Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy. When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team's hero, … Continue reading What the Valley Knows Review

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

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

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

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

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

Nancy the Dragonfly Review

Synopsis from Archway Publishing: Nancy is a beautiful dragonfly. In fact, her friends say that she is the most beautiful dragonfly ever! Her friends are Freddy Tree Frog and Little Blue Baron. Together, they are best friends, and they always have fun. Nancy thought her life would be perfect forever, until one day … While … Continue reading Nancy the Dragonfly Review