Finding Baba Yaga — Jane Yolen

TITLE: Finding Baba Yaga AUTHOR: Jane Yolen RELEASES: October 30th, 2018; TorDotCom GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA PAGE COUNT: 144 SYNOPSIS: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on […]

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Imagine Us Happy — Jennifer Yu

TITLE: Imagine Us Happy AUTHOR: Jennifer Yu RELEASES: October 23rd, 2018; Harlequin Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Stella lives with depression, and her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents’ constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. […]

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MINI REVIEWS: Breathe. Breathe., Cat’s Cradle, Slothilda, & Drawn to Sex

I’m reading a lot of poetry and graphic novels right now, as well as books that I don’t have full reviews for, so I’m going to start doing occasional mini review round-ups again! Each of the reviews below is the shortened version of my review, but the “goodreads” link buttons will take you to the […]

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Birthday Girl — Penelope Douglas

  TITLE: Birthday Girl AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas RELEASED: April 16th, 2018 GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: JORDAN He took me in when I had nowhere else to go. He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe. He remembers me, laughs […]

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The Summer Children — Dot Hutchison (ARC Review)

  TITLE: The Summer Children AUTHOR: Dot Hutchison SERIES: The Collector, #3 RELEASES: May 22nd, 2018; Thomas & Mercer GENRE: Thriller AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: This FBI agent has come to expect almost anything—just not this… When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no […]

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Bad Romance — Heather Demetrios

  TITLE: Bad Romance AUTHOR: Heather Demetrios RELEASED: June 13th, 2017; Henry Holt and Company GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city […]

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A Girl Like Her — Talia Hibbert

  TITLE: A Girl Like Her AUTHOR: Talia Hibbert SERIES: Ravenswood, #1 RELEASED: March 14th, 2018 GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: After years of military service, Evan Miller wants a quiet life. The small town of Ravenswood seems perfect—until he stumbles upon a vicious web of lies with his new neighbour at its centre. Ruth Kabbah is rude, […]

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