The Bear

THE BEAR Written by Claire Cameron Published by Little Brown and Co, February 11, 2014 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The black dog is not scratching. He goes back to his sniffing and huffing and then he starts cracking his bone. Stick and I are huddled tight. . . . It is…

The Binding

THE BINDING Written by Bridget Collins Published by William Morrow, April 16, 2019 My star rating – 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning…

Wicked Saints

WICKED SAINTS (Something Dark and Holy #1) Written by Emily A Duncan Published by Wednesday Books, April 2, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: 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…

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….