ARC Review: Mirage by Tracy Clark

My feelings about this book are complicated because while I thoroughly enjoyed it, Mirage walks a thin line between dealing with mental health and being a thriller and the two don’t overlap in a way which allows both things to be explored and established completely. What the book does do well is teenagers. Teens who […]

ARC Review: Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar

Isn’t the title of this book just great? It’s even awesomer when the author drops it into some of the conversations in the book. But really, this book is amazing. It seems like it would either be full of dark humor or fluff and while it has both, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies is surprisingly dark […]

ARC Review: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well is an incredibly well-written feel-good book that doesn’t hold up as well when you start examining some of the finer threads that make up the novel. Never-the-less, it moved me and made me feel lots of mushy gushy things. One of the finer threads I am referring to is the way […]

[Blog Tour] Review: A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Reasons you need this book 1. It is FUCKING HILARIOUS. It’s also just got a very different sense of humor found in American YA novels. The straight-forward, British humor made me LOL a lot. Also British humor in general is pretty great. Lots of LOLs to be had.  2. It is Sex-positive. It isn’t just […]

ARC Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Girl Against the Universe is a clear indication of how much Paula Stokes has grown as an author since The Art of Lainey came out. I really liked The Art of Lainey and I loved Liars, Inc but Girl Against the Universe was a phenomenal novel and one I am proud to claim as a favorite […]

ARC Review: Burning by Danielle Rollins

When a book’s tagline is “Orange is the New Black with a twist,” one cannot help but be drawn to the book. When the book also has a creepy cover and a REALLY cool premise, one feels the need to get one’s hands on it as soon as possible. One in this case is obviously […]

ARC Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

This was not my first book by Johnston. I read A Thousand Nights last year and even though I didn’t love it, I fell in love with the author’s writing style so when I heard about this book, I KNEW I WANTED to read it. Little did I know at that time that it was […]

[Blog Tour]Review: Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz

I’ve been doing this thing over the past couple years where if I read a narrative told in a series of poems, I usually attempt to write a review in a similar way. Here goes nothing! Flipping through the pages. My heart racing, hoping Kai will survive. Hoping I will survive. Coping seems hard and […]