Down World

DOWN WORLD Written by Rebecca Phelps Published by Wattpad Books, March 30, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. For years, students have whispered in the…

Firekeeper’s Daughter

FIREKEEPERS DAUGHTER Written by Angeline Boulley Published by Henry, Holt and Co, March 16th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams…

Fable

FABLE (Fable #1) Written by Adrienne Young Published by Wednesday Books, September 1, 2020 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: For seventeen-year-old Fable, the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home she has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her…

The Bone Shard Daughter

THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER Written by Andrea Stewart Published by Orbit, September 8, 2020 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across…

Flamer

FLAMER Written and illustrated by Mike Curato Published by Henry Holt and Co, September 1, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: I know I’m not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They’re mean, and scary, and they’re always destroying something or saying something dumb or both. I hate that…

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

THE INVINCIBLE SUMMER OF JUNIPER JONES Written by Daven McQueen Published by Wattpad Books, June 16, 2020 My star rating – 5 STARS! ALL THE STARS! THE SYNOPSIS: It’s the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he’s sent…

My Calamity Jane

MY CALAMITY JANE (The Lady Janies #3) Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 2, 2020 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou. JANE (a genuine hero-eene) Calamity’s her name, and garou hunting’s her game—when…

The House In The Cerulean Sea

THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA Written by TJ Klune Published by Tor Books, March 17th, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department…

The Stars We Steal

THE STARS WE STEAL Written by Alexa Donne Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, February 4th, 2020 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family…