I got to read the new and expanded version of this poetry collection so my opinion may be a bit biased. Even though I'm a huge fan of novels and long series, sometimes you just want to dive into your feelings and read something that won't work up your fictional motors. Poetry is cathartic for … Continue reading The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson: Raw, Potent and Enlightening.
TSIYS has a great premise, however its execution leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of being a murder/thriller type book, what I found it to be was a contemporary romance novel with a murder thrown in at certain moments. It’s like the book would forget it was supposed to be about a killer being … Continue reading There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: Promised a Spark but Delivered a Fizzle
This graphic novel was anything BUT what I expected it to be. I expected something lighthearted and full of fluff but it’s definitely no that. Spinning tells the story of a young girl named Tillie who has been figure skating since she was little. Her story is one filled with loneliness even when surrounded by … Continue reading Spinning by Tillie Walden: ARC Review!
"All the facts in history books couldn’t prepare someone for standing in a place where history was present tense". It's going to be easier for me to just jot down what I loved about this book that try and elaborate an essay so here we go: This book definitely falls on the heavier, darker side … Continue reading The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke Review: A New Favorite Series!
The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter Release Date: August 22nd 2017 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Synopsis: The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer” sends the eccentric detective and his indispensible assistant … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Dire King by William Ritter [Review+Giveaway!]
I wanted to love this a lot more than I actually did. It started out strong but the story got a bit mixed up in the middle and it was all around difficult for me to feel attached to any of the characters. I did enjoy that it was a retelling of the Little Mermaid … Continue reading Walking on Knives by Maya Chabbra: Mini ARC Review!
The First Rule of Punk is a fun middle grade book about a Mexican-American girl who whose mother has relocated them to Chicago for a new job. I really liked a lot of things about Malú from the beginning, because it was completely relatable to me to see her struggling with her identity. She doesn’t … Continue reading The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez [Review] – What Does It Mean to Be Yourself? + Meet Malú!