A Pho Love Story | ARC Review

Published: February 9th 2021 Pages: 416 Format: eBook (ARC) Tag: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Asian Lit, PoC | Synopsis from the Publisher | If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works … Continue reading A Pho Love Story | ARC Review

New Year’s Kiss | ARC Review

Published: December 1st 2020 Pages: 240 Format: eBook (ARC) Tag: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realism, Romance, Holiday | Synopsis from the Publisher | Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont and they aren’t happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the holiday … Continue reading New Year’s Kiss | ARC Review

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss | ARC Review

Published: January 5th 2021 Pages: 368 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Mental Health/Neurodivese, Science-Mathematics, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction | Synopsis from the Publisher | Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She's been fully occupied by her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety (and besides, she's always found the … Continue reading The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss | 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

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

The Silence of Bones Reviewed | ARC Review

The Silence of Bones by June Hur Published: April 21st 2020 Pages: 336 Format: e-ARC Tag: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery, 19th Century, Class-Disparity, Korean History/Culture, Realism, PoC, Murder Mystery | Synopsis From Publisher | 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” … Continue reading The Silence of Bones Reviewed | ARC Review

Frankly In Love Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Frankly In Love by David Yoon Published: September 10 2019 Pages: 432 Format: E-book/Hardback library copy Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Korean Culture, Bittersweet, High School, Nerd Life, Diverse | Synopsis From Publisher | High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ … Continue reading Frankly In Love Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

How Quickly She Disappears Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann Published: January 14th 2020Pages: 320Format: E-Book (ARC)Tags: Mystery/Thriller, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Realism, Missing Persons, Mothers & Daughters, Sisters, Twins | Synopsis From the Publisher | It’s 1941 in small-town Alaska and Elisabeth Pfautz is alone. She’s living far from home, struggling through an unhappy marriage, and she spends … Continue reading How Quickly She Disappears Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea