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…

In An Absent Dream

IN AN ABSENT DREAM (Wayward Children #4) Written by Seanan McGuire Published by Tor, January 8, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to…

Enchantée

ENCHANTÉE Written by Gita Trelease Published by Flatiron/Macmillan, February 5, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money…

Skyward

SKYWARD (Skyward #1) Written by Brandon Sanderson Published by Delacorte Press, November 6, 2018 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little…

The Librarian of Auschwitz

THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ Written by Antonio Iturbe Published by Henry Holt, October 20, 2017 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust….