With The Fire On High

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH Written by Elizabeth Acevedo Published by Harper Teen, May 7, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place…

The Girl In The Tower

THE GIRL IN THE TOWER (Winternight trilogy #2) Written by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey, December 5, 2017 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make…

HCC Frenzy Spring Preview and Angie Thomas Event!

Also known as – THE BEST WEEKEND EVER!!!!! Despite the awful drive home, this was the best bookish weekend I’ve ever had! What made it even better was the fact that I got to spend it with my daughter. She’s almost 14, and this was definitely an eye opening experience for her. Hearing about all…

On The Come Up

ON THE COME UP Written by Angie Thomas Published by Balzer + Bray, February 5, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap…

If You Like This Then….. #20

This is the 20th post in this series already?! Time flies! I LOVE doing these recommendation posts as it seems to have helped many people find a new read. Last time I had 2 science fiction recommendations. This week I have two young adult fantasies! And it wasn’t until I did the graphic for this…

When The Sky Fell On Splendor

WHEN THE SKY FELL ON SPLENDOR Written by Emily Henry Published by Razorbill, March 12, 2019 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was….

The Giver: Graphic Novel

THE GIVER: GRAPHIC NOVEL Written by Lois Lowry, Illustrated by P. Graig Russell Published by HMH books for young readers, February 5, 2019 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is…

If You Like This Then….. #19

Is this really the first “If You Like This Then…..” post of 2019? I think it is! Took me long enough lol! I’ve made it a bit of a personal goal for the blog to do this more often. So many people seem to enjoy these and have actually found a few things that they…

The Kingdom of Copper

THE KINGDOM OF COPPER (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) Written by S.A. Chakraborty Published by Harper Voyager, January 22, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust…