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Title: SANITY & TALLULAH Author: Molly Brooks Pub. Date: October 16, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook Pages: 240 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So … Continue reading

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Words we Don’t Say Author: K.J. Reilly Pub. Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 288 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD Synopsis: Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone. Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig Author: Don Zolidis Pub. Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Pages: 352 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD Synopsis: Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God) 1994 The worst thing that’s ever happened to … Continue reading

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The Last Wish of Sasha Cade Author: Cheyanne Young Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018 Publisher: KCP Loft Formats: Hardcover, paperback, ebook Pages: 320 Synopsis: The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The Good Demon
Book Author:
Jimmy Cajoleas
Page Count:
320
Publishing Date:
September 18th, 2018
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Date Read:
August 25th, 2018
Source:
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl’s exorcism—and her desperate quest to reunite with her demon.

Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encounter with the son of the preacher who exorcised her, Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town, discovering its deep-seated occult roots. As she searches for Her, she must question the fine lines between good and evil, love and hate, and religion and free will. Vivid and sharp, The Good Demon tells the unusual story of friendship amid dark Gothic horror.

My Review

You know, I love books that give me the unexpected when I read them. I love books that are completely unlike anything else I’ve read, books that completely bend my mind into thinking other ways and give me a great … Continue reading

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Book Title:
People Kill People
Book Author:
Ellen Hopkins
Page Count:
448
Publishing Date:
September 4th, 2018
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date Read:
September 6th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

Someone will shoot. And someone will die.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun violence and white supremacy in this compelling and complex novel.

People kill people. Guns just make it easier.

A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression?

One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?

My Review

Ellen Hopkins is known for her honest, gripping, and raw novels that combine different writing styles, characters, and harrowing experiences that are sure to shock you and will make you think. I fell in love with her writing back when … Continue reading

4 stars
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Book Title:
Just Under the Clouds
Book Author:
Melissa Sarno
Page Count:
240
Publishing Date:
June 5th, 2018
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
September 28th, 2018
Source:
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Synopsis

Can you still have a home if you don't have a house?

Always think in threes and you'll never fall, Cora's father told her when she was a little girl. Two feet, one hand. Two hands, one foot. That was all Cora needed to know to climb the trees of Brooklyn.

But now Cora is a middle schooler, a big sister, and homeless. Her mother is trying to hold the family together after her father's death, and Cora must look after her sister, Adare, who's just different, their mother insists. Quick to smile, Adare hates wearing shoes, rarely speaks, and appears untroubled by the question Cora can't help but ask: How will she find a place to call home?

After their room at the shelter is ransacked, Cora's mother looks to an old friend for help, and Cora finally finds what she has been looking for: Ailanthus altissima, the "tree of heaven," which can grow in even the worst conditions. It sets her on a path to discover a deeper truth about where she really belongs.

My Review

Just Under the Clouds is a heartwarming and sweet middle grade novel that instills the message of home being wherever your family is. This is one of those books that I think would be amazing for all middle graders to … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Me and Me
Book Author:
Alice Kuipers
Page Count:
248
Publishing Date:
October 2nd, 2018
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
Date Read:
September 25th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

It's a perfect day for Lark's dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark's birthday. Everything is just right ... until they hear screams from the edge of the water. Annabelle, a little girl Lark used to babysit, is struggling in the reeds. When Lark and Alec dive in to help her, Alec hits his head on a rock. Now Annabelle and Alec are both in trouble, and Lark can only save one of them. With that split-second decision, Lark's world is torn in two, leaving her to cope with the consequences of both choices. She lives two lives, two selves. But which is the right life, and which is the real Lark? Me and Me is about how it feels to be torn in pieces, and how to make two halves whole again. This mind-bending novel from Alice Kuipers, expert chronicler of the teenage heart, explores loss and love, music and parkour, all while navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality.

My Review

I want to start out by saying that I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Me and Me. I hadn’t read anything by this author prior to going into this book, but once I started reading it, … Continue reading

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A Heart in a Body in the World Author: Deb Caletti Publication Date: September 18th, 2018 Publisher: Simon Pulse Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook Pages: 368 Synopsis: When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but … Continue reading

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Lando’s Luck Author: Justina Ireland, Annie Wu (Illustrator) Pub. Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Disney Book Group Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook Pages: 224 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD Synopsis: An all-new adventure starring Lando Calrissian and L3-37 onboard the Millennium Falcon. When a smuggling scheme goes wrong, Lando faces … Continue reading

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