2022 Upcoming Debuts I’m Desperate For

2022 Upcoming Debuts I’m Desperate For

2022, I have a feeling, will be the year of the unexpected. As the world is continuing to build a path out of the Covid19-well it had fallen into, I get the slightest inkling we all are going to be gifted some new masterpieces to the bookshelves. My poor wallet is already croaking. I have [...]

ARC REVIEW: Deep in Providence

ARC REVIEW: Deep in Providence

Deep in Providence by Riss M. Neilson Published by Henry Holt Releasing on May 31st, 2022 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Fantasy > Magical Realism       For best friends Miliani, Inez, Natalie and Jasmine, Providence, Rhode Island has a magic of its own. From the bodegas and late-night food trucks on Broad Street to The Hill [...]

REVIEW: XOXO

REVIEW: XOXO

XOXO by Axie Oh Published by HarperTeen Released on July 13th, 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Contemporary, Romance     Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her [...]

ARC REVIEW: Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

ARC REVIEW: Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda Published by Feiwel & Friends Releasing on May 24th, 2022 YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Contemporary, Romance     In this voice-driven young adult debut by Andrea Mosqueda, Maggie Gonzalez needs a date to her sister's quinceañera - and fast. Growing up in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, Maggie Gonzalez has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]