REVIEW: My Last Summer with Cass

REVIEW: My Last Summer with Cass

My Last Summer with Cass by Mark Crilley Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Released on March 16th, 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Graphic Novel, Contemporary     This One Summer meets The Edge of Seventeen in this poignant coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two childhood friends at a crossroads in their lives and art from the author [...]

REVIEW: The Last Time I Lied

REVIEW: The Last Time I Lied

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager Published by Dutton Released on July 3rd, 2018 ADULT FICTION---Mystery, Thriller     12 hours, 13 minutes Fifteen years ago, summer camper Emma Davis watched sleepily as her three cabin mates snuck out of their cabin in the dead of night. The last she--and anyone--saw of them [...]

BLOG TOUR: The Jasmine Project

BLOG TOUR: The Jasmine Project

The Jasmine Project by Meredith Ireland Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Released on September 7th, 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Contemporary, Romance     Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette in this effervescent romantic comedy about a teen Korean American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated [...]

REVIEW: Tell Me My Name

REVIEW: Tell Me My Name

Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed Published by Dial Books Released on March 9th, 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Retellings > The Great Gatsby     We Were Liars meets Speak in this haunting, mesmerizing psychological thriller--a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby--that will linger long after the final line On wealthy Commodore Island, Fern is watching and waiting--for [...]

BLOG TOUR: The Bones of Ruin

BLOG TOUR: The Bones of Ruin

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley Published by Simon Pulse Releasing on September 7th, 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Historical, Fantasy     As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris [...]

Books I’d Recommend Based Off of Hanyu Yuzuru’s Costumes

Books I’d Recommend Based Off of Hanyu Yuzuru’s Costumes

Hi, y'all! I've been dreaming of making a post like this for so long, and I've finally gotten the motivation to put it together. As a novice figure skater, my biggest inspiration is Hanyu Yuzuru, Japan's two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in the Single Men's Division. He is a shining beacon for figure skaters and figure [...]

REVIEW: The Mirror Season

REVIEW: The Mirror Season

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by Feiwel & Friends Released on March 16th, 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION—Fantasy > Magical Realism, Contemporary, Retellings > The Snow Queen      Representation: Pansexual, Lesbian, Queer, mlm relationship(s), flf relationship(s), Mexican, Latinx, Gay Trigger/Content Warning(s): Ableism, Blood, Body Shaming, Bullying, Drugging, Emesis, Panphobia, PTSD, Racism, Sexual assault (on-page/major theme), [...]