Book Review: “Dear Killer” by Katherine Ewell

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell (2014) Genre: YA, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Page Length: 362 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis:  Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. Rule Two—Be careful. Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest. Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow […]

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Book Review: “Outrun The Moon” by Stacey Lee

“Outrun the Moon” by Stacey Lee (2016) Genre: YA, Historical Fiction Page Length: 391 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis:  San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy […]

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Book Review: “A Shadow Bright and Burning” (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Clueless

Book Review: “A Shadow Bright and Burning” (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Clueless (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction Page Length: 416 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Henrietta can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s named the first female sorcerer in hundreds […]

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Book Review: “The Forbidden Orchid” by Sharon Biggs Waller

“The Forbidden Orchid” by Sharon Biggs Waller (2016) Genre: Historical, Fiction, YA Page Length: 392 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Staid, responsible Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of ten sisters living in a small English market town in 1861. The girls barely know their father, a plant hunter usually off adventuring through China. Then disaster strikes: Mr. Buchanan […]

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Book Review: “Beyond Clueless” by Linas Alsenas

“Beyond Clueless” by Linas Alsenas (2015) Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fiction, LGBT Page Length: 256 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and […]

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Book Review: “The Reader” (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee

“The Reader” (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure Page Length: 442 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Sefia lives her life on the run. After her father is viciously murdered, she flees to the forest with her aunt Nin, the only person left she can trust. They survive in […]

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Reading Recommendations: Women’s History Month Reads 2017

Hello everyone! In celebration of Women’s History Month I decided to compile yet another list of reading recommendations. You can see the previous year here. This list is a compilation of novels from Children to Adult books that feature diverse, strong, admirable female protagonists in order to celebrate this month and women’s accomplishments from the […]

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Book Review: “Like a River Glorious” (Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson

“Like a River Glorious” (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson (2016) Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Page Length: 406 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Lee Westfall survived the dangerous journey to California. She found a new family in the other outcasts of their wagon train, and Jefferson, her best friend, is beginning to woo her shamelessly. Now […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. For more info on how to participate in this weekly post or future topics click here. Defy by Sarah Larson One of my favorite booktubers, Naya Reads and Smiles,  mentioned this book in a recent video of her favorite underrated reads. […]

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Book Review: “The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi

“The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology Page Length: 342 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart […]

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