The Code for Love and Heartbreak | ARC Review

The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor Published: October 6, 2020 Pages:304 Format: e-ARC Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, High School | Synopsis from the Publisher | Emma Woodhouse is a genius at math, but clueless about people. After all, people are unreliable. They let you down—just like Emma's sister, Izzy, did this year, when she … Continue reading The Code for Love and Heartbreak | ARC Review

Stories of Your Life and Others | Hot Take Review

Hot Take On: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang I wish I understood math and physics concepts better, because I think I would have connected with some of the stories more, but otherwise I thought this book was pretty good. My GIF Reaction: Me struggling to divine the meaning of each story … Continue reading Stories of Your Life and Others | Hot Take Review

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Reviewed | ARC Review

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix Published: September 22, 2020 Pages: 416 Format: e-ARC Tags: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Magic, Romance | Synopsis From Publisher | In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might … Continue reading The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Reviewed | ARC Review

Recommended For You | ARC Review

Recommended For You by Laura Silverman Published: September 1 2020 Pages: 272 Format: e-ARC Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Jewish Faith, Same-Sex Parents | Synopsis from Publisher | Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. And with her moms fighting at home and her beloved car teetering on the … Continue reading Recommended For You | ARC Review

My Dark Vanessa Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: March 10 2020 Pages: 384 Format: eBook (Library Copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, High School, Realism, Abuse | Synopsis From the Publisher | 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher.2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against … Continue reading My Dark Vanessa Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

A Castle in the Clouds Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: January 28 2020 Pages: 336 Format: Ebook (ARC copy) Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery | Synopsis From the Publisher | Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place and guests from all … Continue reading A Castle in the Clouds Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: June 26 2018 Pages: 336 Format: Hardcover (Library copy) Tags: Short stories, Compilation, Young Adult, PoC, Diverse, Re-tellings | Synopsis From the Publisher | Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.Fifteen bestselling … Continue reading A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Published: September 17 2019 Pages: 310 Format: Hardback (Personal copy) Tags: Middle-Grade/Juvenile Lit, Realistic, Contemporary, Disability Representation, Diverse, High School, Growing Up, Love, PoC, School Life | Synopsis From Publisher | Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of “armage,” everything changes once … Continue reading Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read