T10T: Books I Almost Didn’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt was actually to list ten books I'm No Longer Interested in Reading, but I do the Down the TBR Hole posts every Sunday, so that felt a little bit redundant. Instead, I decided to highlight ten books I almost didn't … Continue reading T10T: Books I Almost Didn’t Read

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

TITLE: Long Way Down AUTHOR: Jason Reynolds RELEASED: October 24th, 2017; Atheneum GENRE: Poetry/Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer. A tool for the RULE. Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his … Continue reading Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Down the TBR Hole #18

Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story, and is a super fun (and simultaneously productive) tag to help you whittle away at those never-ending TBRs! (By the way, you can click on the covers to go to the Goodreads listings!) It works like this: Go to your goodreads to-read shelf. … Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #18

Sabriel – Garth Nix

  TITLE: Sabriel AUTHOR: Garth Nix SERIES: Abhorsen, #1 RELEASED: September 27th, 1996; HarperCollins GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her … Continue reading Sabriel – Garth Nix

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One – Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

  TITLE: The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One AUTHOR: Amanda Lovelace SERIES: Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #2 RELEASES: March 6th, 2018; Andrews McMeel GENRE: Poetry/Nonfiction AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, … Continue reading The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One – Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

Speak: The Graphic Novel – Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll

  TITLE: Speak: The Graphic Novel AUTHOR: Laurie Halse Anderson; Emily Carroll RELEASED: February 6th, 2018; Farrar, Straus and Giroux GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: "Speak up for yourself-we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense … Continue reading Speak: The Graphic Novel – Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll

Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer

  TITLE: Letters to the Lost AUTHOR: Brigid Kemmerer SERIES: Letters to the Lost, #1 RELEASED: April 4th, 2017; Bloomsbury Children GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort … Continue reading Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer