Illusion Series: Heirs of Watson Island, #3 Author Martina Boone Publication Date: October 25th, 2016 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 480 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Synopsis: Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits in the masterful conclusion to … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2016
Transcendent Author: Katelyn Detweiler Publication Date: October 4th, 2016 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: A beautiful work of magical realism, a story about a … Continue reading
SynopsisWhen Olivia opens the bathroom door, the last thing she expects to see is her best friend Nicola giving birth on the floor – and to say Nicola is surprised is an understatement. She’s not ready to be a mum, and she needs Olivia’s help. But Olivia has her own problems – specifically her bullying boyfriend, Jonty, and keeping an eye on younger sister Alice. And then there’s Nicola’s friend Ben, who’s struggling with secrets of his own...
The cover for The Baby by Lisa Drakeford reminds me of my everyday life. Only with two kids who are pretty much mini tornadoes and destroy everything in their path, while calling me names and arguing with each other. Yeah, … Continue reading
Synopsis“I am sixteen years old. I am a human being.”
Actually Sarah is several human beings. At once. And only one of them is sixteen. Her parents insist she’s a gifted artist with a bright future, but now she can’t draw a thing, not even her own hand. Meanwhile, there’s a ten-year-old Sarah with a filthy mouth, a bad sunburn, and a clear memory of the family vacation in Mexico that ruined everything. She’s a ray of sunshine compared to twenty-three-year-old Sarah, who has snazzy highlights and a bad attitude. And then there’s forty-year-old Sarah (makes good queso dip, doesn’t wear a bra, really wants sixteen-year-old Sarah to tell the truth about her art teacher). They’re all wandering Philadelphia—along with a homeless artist allegedly named Earl—and they’re all worried about Sarah’s future.
But Sarah’s future isn’t the problem. The present is where she might be having an existential crisis. Or maybe all those other Sarahs are trying to wake her up before she’s lost forever in the tornado of violence and denial that is her parents’ marriage.
“I am a human being. I am sixteen years old. That should be enough.”
Before I start this review, I want to point out that it does deal with emotional and physical abuse, so since this could be a trigger warning for some, I wanted to mention it. It has the potential to be … Continue reading
Flip the Bird Author: Kym Brunner Publication Date: November 1st, 2016 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Pages: 368 Formats: Hardcover, ebook Synopsis: Mercer Buddie wants two things in this world: a girlfriend and the chance to prove to his … Continue reading
Blood Red Snow White Author: Marcus Sedgwick Publication Date: October 25th, 2016 Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Synopsis: It is 1917, and the world is tearing itself to pieces in a dreadful war, but far to the east of the trenches, … Continue reading
Kiss Cam Author: Kiara London Publication Date: October 18th, 2016 Publisher: Swoon Reads Synopsis: In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what’s a little harmless kissing between friends? Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a … Continue reading
Moon Chosen Author: P.C. Cast Series: Tales of a New World, #1 Publication Date: October 18th, 2016 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author, P.C. Cast, brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world … Continue reading