Daughter of Deep Silence

Daughter of Deep Silence

My Thoughts: I have been eagerly anticipating another YA novel from Carrie Ryan since she wrapped up the The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy. I mean, I adored The Map to Everywhere (middle grade written with her husband!) but I couldn’t wait to get my hands on something a little “older.” And… Read more »

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That Summer

That Summer

  So,  Penguin Teen is doing this super awesome summer of Sarah Dessen! I re-read all her books prior to reading Saint Anything (and then I re-read that one within a month of reading it for the first time!) I won’t be reading along this summer but I think it’s… Read more »

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Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

My Thoughts: Rick Atkinson’s other YA nonfiction – D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 is really popular in my middle school library. When I saw this one offered for review I knew I wanted to give it a try. It fits my “read one nonfiction book a month” goal and now I… Read more »

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The Fill-In Boyfriend

The Fill-In Boyfriend

My Thoughts: Fun, fun, fun, fun! That’s what I’m learning I love about Kasie West’s contemporary romance books. I read this one on the plane from Chicago to Dallas. It was the perfect read while traveling. Before I knew it, I was finishing the book and the plane was landing!… Read more »

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Nowhere But Here

Nowhere But Here

My Thoughts: Katie McGarry writes some excellent romance. I love the characters. I love the misunderstandings/misconceptions. And I seriously love that we get both perspectives! I could just read her books over and over and over. After binge reading her previous four novels I was so excited for Nowhere But Here. My… Read more »

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Author Interview: Katie McGarry

Author Interview: Katie McGarry

I am so incredibly excited to share an interview with Katie McGarry today! I read Nowhere but Here and absolutely fell in love with it. Thanks so much to Katie for answering some questions I had! About the Book: An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening… Read more »

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Scholastic’s #IReadYA Week

Scholastic’s #IReadYA Week

#IReadYA Week Hello friends and readers! It’s that time of year again… Scholastic’s #IReadYA week! This is a super fun week dedicated to stating loud and proud that you love to read YA! Here’s some more info from Scholastic… Hey everyone, it’s time once again to celebrate #IReadYA week! Scholastic’s… Read more »

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Compulsion

Compulsion

My Thoughts: There is just something about a great Southern gothic novel that gets to me. Think Beautiful Creatures. Think The Splendor Falls. Think gorgeous, haunting, lush, atmospheric. Compulsion by Martina Boone fits perfectly into these categories. Liza kept telling me that I needed to read it so I knew it’d be good. Still, I was… Read more »

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