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

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

Moxie Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Published September 19 2017Pages: 330Format: Library Copy (Hardback)Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism, High School, Realistic Fiction, Strong Female Lead, Mothers & Daughters | Synopsis From the Publisher | Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed … Continue reading Moxie Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Guinevere Deception Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White Published November 5 2019Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Strong Female LeadFormat: E-Book, ARCPages: 352 | Synopsis From the Publisher | There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl. Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic … Continue reading The Guinevere Deception Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

His Hideous Heart Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined Edited by Dahlia Adler Published September 10th, 2019 by Flatiron BooksTags: Short Stories, Horror, Retellings, Anthologies, Young AdultPages: 480 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his … Continue reading His Hideous Heart Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Kingdom Reviewed | 3.5/5 Tiaras 👑

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg The Kingdom is a dark take on a Disney theme park, set in the future where there are human-made hybrids (animals and humans, alike), that populate a theme park meant to make everyone's wish come true. The story follows one such hybrid, Ana, a Disney princess-like character trying to understand … Continue reading The Kingdom Reviewed | 3.5/5 Tiaras 👑

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Reviewed | 4.25 Lances

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin is a half written/half-illustrated story of an Elf emissary venturing into Goblin territory to present a gift meant to promote peace between the two races. This book was a collaboration … Continue reading The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Reviewed | 4.25 Lances

A Curse So Dark and Lonely Reviewed | 4.75/5 Knives 🗡️

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer is a young adult fantasy retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," set in a world where a young sorceress has laid a curse upon the Crown Prince and … Continue reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely Reviewed | 4.75/5 Knives 🗡️