Birthday Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Two best friends. A shared birthday. Six years... ERIC: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other’s side—as Morgan’s mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the … Continue reading Birthday Review

Again, but Better Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a … Continue reading Again, but Better Review

All of Us with Wings Review

Synopsis from Soho Press: Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her. Then one day, she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her rockstar family in one of the city’s storybook Victorians. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in … Continue reading All of Us with Wings Review

Stepsister Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: A startlingly fresh, fiercely feminist reimagining of Cinderella from the bestselling, Printz Honor-winning author Jennifer Donnelly. Isabelle should be blissfully happy — she's about to marry a prince. Except that Isabelle isn't the girl who lost the slipper. And the glass shoe on her foot is filling with blood . . . … Continue reading Stepsister Review

Wicked Saints – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from St. Martin's Press: A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and … Continue reading Wicked Saints – Review & Blog Tour

Two Can Keep a Secret Review

  Synopsis from Edelweiss: Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a … Continue reading Two Can Keep a Secret Review

On the Come Up Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: The highly anticipated second novel from Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, returns to the world of Garden Heights in a story about an aspiring teen rapper. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her … Continue reading On the Come Up Review

The Dysasters – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series. Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). … Continue reading The Dysasters – Review & Blog Tour

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Review

Synopsis from Disney Books: After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet.  His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson—a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any “normal” … Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Review

Gilded Wolves – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change--one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires... No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry … Continue reading Gilded Wolves – Review & Blog Tour

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

Synopsis from Disney Books: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.  And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she … Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

Dear Rachel Maddow Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: In Adrienne Kisner's Dear Rachel Maddow, a high school girl deals with school politics and life after her brother’s death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in this funny and heartfelt YA debut. Brynn Haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow. She watches her daily, and after writing to … Continue reading Dear Rachel Maddow Review

Eden Conquered Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: The second and final installation in the Dividing Eden series, a Cain and Abel meets The Selection fantasy about two royal siblings forced to compete for the crown In the electrifying final installment in the Dividing Eden duology, royal siblings Carys and Andreus, betrayed by everyone they believed to be allies, continue … Continue reading Eden Conquered Review

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Whisk your child back to Hogwarts for Harry's fifth year at wizard school, filled with run-ins with the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, a disgruntled house-elf, and even tougher end-of-term exams. Add this to the rift Lord Voldemort's rise has opened in the wizarding world -- between those who believe … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

Enchantee Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publisher: Love. Magic. Revolution...Enchantée is Gita Trelease’s imaginative debut fantasy about an impoverished magician desperate to provide for her beloved sister on the eve of the French Revolution. Paris is a labryinth of twisted streets filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she … Continue reading Enchantee Review

August thru October 2018 Wrap-Up

Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween! It's the last day of October 2018 today. Can't believe it. In 3 months, I have read and reviewed 25 books! I read many different genres this time: Middle Grade, YA Fantasy, YA Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Children's Picture Books, Juvenile Non-Fiction, and Thrillers. I love most of the books I read. … Continue reading August thru October 2018 Wrap-Up

In Paris With You Review

Synopsis from St. Martin's Press: For fans of Eleanor & Park and Emergency Contact comes a sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the … Continue reading In Paris With You Review

The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: The first book in a spooky new series for only the bravest of readers–perfect for fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Now in paperback! Siblings Anna and Max love scary stories, but when they find an enchanted knife on a dark and stormy night in Transylvania, truth becomes stranger than … Continue reading The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In the second of three companion novels from fan-favorite author Kasie West comes an effervescent story about chasing your dreams and following your heart, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Huntley Fitzpatrick. Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So, when she gets … Continue reading Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss Review

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She… -Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes -Builds inventions to help the homeless -And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that’s just in her imagination) But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of … Continue reading Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Sherwood Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: The Lady becomes the Legend in this gender-bending, action-packed, and highly romantic retelling of Robin Hood by the New York Times bestselling author of Hunted, Meagan Spooner. Robin of Locksley is dead. Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, … Continue reading Sherwood Review

What If It’s Us Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, combine their talents in this funny, heartfelt collaboration about Arthur and Ben, two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or … Continue reading What If It’s Us Review

It’s Not Me, It’s You Review

Synopsis from Scholastic Inc: One high school girl's comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved! Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she's been dating causes some … Continue reading It’s Not Me, It’s You Review

Boying Up Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up, puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today’s world. A must-have book for all teenage boys! Why does my voice crack … Continue reading Boying Up Review

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Lord Voldemort, the dark wizard responsible for the deaths of Harry's parents, is growing stronger. At the Quidditch World Cup, Voldemort's signature Dark Mark appears in the sky over the stadium, causing pandemonium. The lightning-bolt-shaped scar on Harry's forehead is sporadically causing him agonizing pain, and he is also hearing disturbing voices. … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 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

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

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

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