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REVIEW: George

My Thoughts: I was a little nervous about how this book would go, especially as it is middle-grade. But I had heard some very good things about it from people I trust (ahem Star). THIS WAS THE MOST CINNAMON ROLL SWEETNESS I COULD EVER IMAGINE. It was everything I hoped for and everything I ever […]

REVIEW: Sadie

My Thoughts: First off I listened to the audiobook for this and while this isn’t something I often mention when I have done so, this case is different.* The audiobook takes this book to the next level with a full cast of talented voice actors everything is 1000% better. Sadie alternates between chapters of a […]

REVIEW: Dreadnought

My Thoughts: I came across this book in my recent search for good transgirl YA, the same search that turned up “If I Was Your Girl.” Luckily for me, this one turned out much more positive. Here we are presented with a much younger character just starting out her journey. Through superhero magic, Danny is […]

REVIEW: Sorcery of Thorns

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. […]

REVIEW: Wilder Girls

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest […]

REVIEW: Starworld

Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts […]

REVIEW: As Sweet As Honey

Chelsea Lambert is an unhappy receptionist, working for Honey, a glitzy dating website that she thinks is more than a bit sleazy. But she’s got bills to pay, especially if she wants to avoid her manipulative aunt’s clutches. She didn’t plan on spilling her views on Honey to the handsome stranger who rescued her from […]

REVIEW: Hot Dog Girl

Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way: * She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.* Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a […]

REVIEW: Once & Future

I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Now I’m done hiding. My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. When Ari […]

REVIEW: We Set The Dark On Fire

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the […]

REVIEW: Wicked Saints

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 brutality meet, their three paths […]

REVIEW: I Wish You All The Best

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, […]

REVIEW: The Legends Of Greemulax

Following in the tradition of J. K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, Kimmy Schmidt is an exciting new voice in middle-grade fantasy adventure. This debut will change the way boys and girls everywhere see the world — and each other!  Penn dreads the day that he will start to become a monster, but it’s inevitable. The […]

REVIEW: Bloom

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and […]

REVIEW: Hazel & Holly

Nestled within an enchanted forest is the Grove, a community where witches and warlocks practice elemental magic, brew mystical potions, and lock their cellars against beer thieving gnomes. Life is quiet and uneventful. Well, except when Hazel’s long-lost father uses necromancy to trap her dead mother’s soul. That simply won’t do. Necromancy is forbidden in […]

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