Book Review: XL by Scott Brown

Fiercely funny, honest, and poignant, this story of a growth spurt gone wrong is perfect for readers who love Becky Albertalli and Jesse Andrews.  Will Daughtry is a late bloomer--at least, that's what everyone tells him. On his sixteenth birthday, Will is just shy of five feet, and he is bitterly resigned to being tiny … Continue reading Book Review: XL by Scott Brown

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Book Review: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Told in alternating points of view from Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers is the beginning of a new page-turning adventure that examines assumptions about identity, family, and home, from the master of middle grade suspense. What makes you you? The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his … Continue reading Book Review: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her … Continue reading Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Book Review: Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg

Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is-spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn't be? In a few short months, everything's going to … Continue reading Book Review: Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg

INT Blog Tour: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

Who is happy? The Royal Polar Bear! Who is happy?! THE ROYAL POLAR BEAR! Erika from The Nocturnal Fey and I are here to announce our newly co-hosted INTERNATIONAL BLOG TOUR, Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao! I'M FREAKING EXCITED. Blurb: From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes … Continue reading INT Blog Tour: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

Book Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

This fairy tale retelling lives in a mystical world inspired by the Far East, where the Dragon Lord and the Serpent God battle for control of the earthly realm; it is here that the flawed heroine of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns finally meets her match. An epic fantasy finale to the Rise of the … Continue reading Book Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao