Noteworthy by Riley Redgate [Reviews]: A Musical Journey to Self Discovery

Cam's Thoughts: “It wasn’t enlightenment to live like you had no history and no consequences.  The world wasn’t just made out of instants‒it was made out of plans, too, and the ability to learn from your mistakes” I’m a huge fan of cute contemporary YA novels but I don't pick them up very often.  The … Continue reading Noteworthy by Riley Redgate [Reviews]: A Musical Journey to Self Discovery

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo [Review]: All Kinds of Adorable. Pick This Up!

Marianne's Thoughts: "For as long as I could remember, I had been apologizing for existing, for trying to be who I was, to live the life I was meant to lead." If I Was Your Girl is one of those books that stays with you a long time after finishing it. It's one that keeps … Continue reading If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo [Review]: All Kinds of Adorable. Pick This Up!

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon [Reviews]: A Story of Hope and Young Romance

Jennifer's Review: "Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it's difficult to imagine that everyone else isn't feeling it too." From the start, The Sun is Also a Star gripped my heart forcefully and made me love every moment of it. It tells the stories of Natasha, a young Jamaican girl who's being deported with her … Continue reading The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon [Reviews]: A Story of Hope and Young Romance

Stolen Songbird Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen [SPOILER FREE REVIEWS]: A Magical and Heart-Breaking Trilogy

“I think it is our nature to believe evil always has an ugly face,” he said, ignoring my question. “Beauty is supposed to be good and kind, and to discover it otherwise is like a betrayal of trust. A violation of the nature of things.” Cécile de Troyes’ life changes forever when she’s kidnapped and … Continue reading Stolen Songbird Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen [SPOILER FREE REVIEWS]: A Magical and Heart-Breaking Trilogy

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older [Review] – A Diverse YA Urban Fantasy

My Review: Shadowshaper is definitely a YA fantasy unlike any other I’ve read. The book is early on made incredible by the characterization of Sierra, our dark-skinned, Puerto Rican, Afro-Latina. I’m Puerto Rican myself, and I’ve never seen myself represented in a book before, so seeing Sierra, this puerto rican girl being totally relatable and … Continue reading Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older [Review] – A Diverse YA Urban Fantasy

Joint Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Marianne's Review: I have read other Paula Stokes books before, but I have to admit, that I think this one is my favorite. And when I say “favorite”, I mean one of my all-time favorites. Girl Against the Universe tackles the topic of mental illness so refreshingly well. While other mental illness books are sad … Continue reading Joint Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Once again William Ritter hands a story equal parts interesting and original, with extraordinary plot elements and characters that jump off the page. The enigmatic and eccentric detective Jackaby and assistant Abigail Rook embark on a journey outside of the city of New Fiddleham, and into the country for one of Abigail's passions: archeology. Only … Continue reading Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

{Audiobook} Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

I’ve had this book on my Kindle for almost two years… and I never wanted to pick it up because of the cover thinking, “what if I don’t like the military aspect?” I only picked this up because I saw that Khristine Hvam was the audiobook narrator, and I love her work. I’ve got to … Continue reading {Audiobook} Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

{Blog Tour} The Yearbook by Carol Masciola

The Yearbook by Carol Masciola Publisher: Merit Press Release Date: October 2015 Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Synopsis: Misfit teen Lola Lundy has every right to her anger and her misery. She’s failing in school, living in a group home, and social workers keep watching her like hawks, waiting for her to … Continue reading {Blog Tour} The Yearbook by Carol Masciola

Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith's book always find something to which your emotions attach onto and grip at it so hard that tears are bound to fall somewhere between reading. As some may know, I started college barely last August and it was only the first of many new experiences I was about to start with blind … Continue reading Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith