The Hazel Wood Review 

Synopsis from Flatiron Books: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice … Continue reading The Hazel Wood Review 

This Darkness Mine Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: From Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis comes a dark and riveting psychological thriller about a dangerous split-personality love triangle that begins to fracture the life Sasha Stone has so meticulously built. A gripping look at what it means to give away the heart . . . that isn’t yours to give. Sasha … Continue reading This Darkness Mine Review 

Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud Review 

Synopsis from No Brow Press: Life is lonely for this little raincloud. If only he could find someone who liked rain! Then one day, he stumbles across a young florist who looks rather sad… could they both be looking for the same thing? About: Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud is a children's picture book written … Continue reading Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud Review 

The Way Downtown Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: In this one-of-a-kind book, the complex and fascinating world of urban public transit is explored using five different characters' journeys through the imaginary city of Zoom. From the Zanies, a family of street performers; to Agent Theodore Rybka, a spy on a very secret mission; to Robbie, a seven-year-old boy … Continue reading The Way Downtown Review 

The Thousandth Floor Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough. Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never … Continue reading The Thousandth Floor Review

Girls Made of Snow and Glass Review 

Synopsis from Flatiron Books: Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She … Continue reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass Review 

The Lost Causes Review

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: They're the kids that no one knows --- or no one wants to know. The rich depressive, the OCD chick, the hypochondriac, the drug abuser, the athlete with anger management issues. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they're out of other options. They're lost causes, the therapist tells them. … Continue reading The Lost Causes Review

A Gathering of Shadows Review – Buddy Read with Namitha @ Teen Memoir

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Four months have passed since the mysterious stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things … Continue reading A Gathering of Shadows Review – Buddy Read with Namitha @ Teen Memoir

The Last Mrs. Parrish Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: A mesmerizing debut psychological thriller full of delicious twists about a coolly manipulative woman who worms her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple” from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she wants Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve. Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired … Continue reading The Last Mrs. Parrish Review

Bugs From Head to Tail Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: In the latest addition to the popular Head to Tail series, author Stacey Roderick focuses on bugs --- a kid favorite! --- and challenges readers to guess which bug each of eight different body parts belongs to. A full spread asks a question about a body part. What bug has … Continue reading Bugs From Head to Tail Review 

The Special Ones Review 

Synopsis from HMH Books for Young Readers: Esther is one of the Special Ones: four young spiritual guides who live in a remote farmhouse under the protection of a mysterious cult leader. He watches them around the clock, ready to punish them if they forget who they are—and all the while, broadcasting their lives to … Continue reading The Special Ones Review 

Everything All at Once Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner. Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. She was the author of the best–selling Alvin Hatter series, about siblings who discover the elixir of … Continue reading Everything All at Once Review 

Ink and Ashes Review 

Synopsis from Lee & Low Books: Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away ten years ago. But on the anniversary of his death, she finds a letter from her deceased father to her stepfather. Before now, Claire never had a reason to believe they even knew each other. Struggling to … Continue reading Ink and Ashes Review 

June 2017 Wrap-Up

Hi Everyone! How's your June 2017 reading month? I am hoping to be able to visit all of your blogs today and this weekend so that I can see what books you read and whether we read any similar ones 🙂 I feel like I am on a race this month. I have too many books on my TBR and … Continue reading June 2017 Wrap-Up

Mango Delight Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: What happens when your BFF becomes your EFF . . . EX-Friend-Forever? When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn’s new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn’s … Continue reading Mango Delight Review 

Legend Review – Buddy Read with Icebreaker694

Synopsis from Edelweiss: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, … Continue reading Legend Review – Buddy Read with Icebreaker694

Dark Breaks the Dawn Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: Book one in a haunting and romantic YA duology packed with action, romance, and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of the Defy trilogy, Sara B. Larson. On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, … Continue reading Dark Breaks the Dawn Review 

The Disappearances Review 

Synopsis from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Website: What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared? Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home—and the … Continue reading The Disappearances Review 

On the Fence Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door… Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds … Continue reading On the Fence Review 

The Royal Tutor Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Accepting the post of royal tutor at the court of the king of Granzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead of him! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? … Continue reading The Royal Tutor Review 

The Heartbreakers Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Stella never meant to fall for a rock star…much less a Heartbreaker When Stella's sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, Stella puts her dreams on hold to move home and be with her family. With Cara's birthday approaching, Stella wants to get her the perfect gift—an autographed poster of her sister's favorite … Continue reading The Heartbreakers Review

P.S. I Like You Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery? While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! … Continue reading P.S. I Like You Review 

Arthur and the Golden Rope Review 

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain the world’s greatest treasures, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. How did Professor Brownstone come into possession of such a collection? Hear the tale of the very first Brownstone and his quest for the golden … Continue reading Arthur and the Golden Rope Review 

Incarnate Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: An ambitious and sharp-witted clinical psychiatrist turns detective when one of her patients comes under investigation for a series of brutal murders—is she a psychopath or a victim herself? Brilliant psychiatric resident Dr. Kim Patterson has one major flaw: she is too committed to her patients. Her willingness to break the rules … Continue reading Incarnate Review 

ARC Giveaway – Lucky in Love

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO *USA* ONLY  (This book will be published on 7/25/17 by Point, imprint of Scholastic, 352 pages) Synopsis from Edelweiss: In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture. Maddie’s not impulsive. … Continue reading ARC Giveaway – Lucky in Love

Weekly Reader: Summer Express Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: Fun and engaging activity pages that reinforce reading, writing, phonics, grammar, math skills, and more, and prepare kindergartners for first grade! From the editors of Weekly Reader. Give children a head start in school! This collection of colorful, fun-filled activity pages is designed to reinforce skills through engaging activities. With more than … Continue reading Weekly Reader: Summer Express Review 

Local Girl Missing Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It’s also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago. Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophie’s best friend, and even now she is haunted … Continue reading Local Girl Missing Review 

The Secret of Black Rock Review 

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: This surreal modern folk-tale tells the story of an adventurous young girl who must protect a peaceful living creature. Erin is fascinated by the stories of Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! But are the tales really true? … Continue reading The Secret of Black Rock Review 

Lucky in Love Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture. Maddie's not impulsive. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a … Continue reading Lucky in Love Review 

This Savage Song Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war; a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their homes at stake. For … Continue reading This Savage Song Review

The Wood Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut. When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly … Continue reading The Wood Review 

William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Blackthorn Key meets The Da Vinci Code in this award-winning novel about a puzzle-solving genius who is forced to use his skills to face a danger that has been lurking in the background for years. Twelve-year-old William Wenton is a puzzle-solving genius. He lives with his family in a quiet Norwegian town. … Continue reading William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle Review

Standalone Sunday | The Art of Feeling

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @ BookslayerReads to spotlight a standalone novel that you loved and would want to recommend. Be sure to check out her blog and original post by clicking on the link above! Synopsis from Edelweiss: Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven’s New York Times bestseller All the Bright … Continue reading Standalone Sunday | The Art of Feeling