Goodbye Days

Goodbye Days

My Thoughts: I quickly fell for Zentner’s debut The Serpent King. When I heard about Goodbye Days I knew it was a book I wanted to read. My delay in reviewing it (I read it earlier this year) wasn’t because I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary. I’m just not always very good… Read more »

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Hunted

Hunted

My Thoughts: I so enjoyed Hunted by Meagan Spooner! Beauty and the Beast is one of my very favorite fairy tales. This fierce and feminist retelling had me hooked. It was my “gym book” and it kept me on the elliptical longer than I had planned. I just didn’t want to stop reading!… Read more »

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You’re Welcome, Universe

You’re Welcome, Universe

My Thoughts: I’m so glad that I got an email about You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. I don’t know that I would have picked it up otherwise. That would have been a shame. There is so much to love in this book. Here is a brief list: Julia: I just really loved… Read more »

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

My Thoughts: I finally read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe last month. It’s one of the most beautiful and thought-provoking books I’ve ever read. I actually listened to it on audio and it was perfection. (Can Lin-Manuel Miranda narrate ALL the YA audiobooks?!?) When I got the opportunity to… Read more »

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

My Thoughts: There has been A LOT of buzz around this book. From bookish people I follow on twitter to blurbs by some of my favorite authors (Jason Reynolds, Becky Albertailli, John Green, Adam Silvera, and more) to starred reviews from at least seven professional publications, it seems everyone is… Read more »

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Empress of a Thousand Skies

Empress of a Thousand Skies

My Thoughts: A book blurbed by Kiersten White and narrated by Rebecca Soler? Yes, please! Obviously I jumped at the chance to listen to the audiobook of Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. It’s a promising debut and start to a series…. Read more »

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All In

All In

My Thoughts: Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my auto-buy authors and I super loved The Naturals and Killer Instinct. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read All In! I finally picked it up because The Naturals has become one of the most popular series in my library. Seeing my students fly… Read more »

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NewsPrints

NewsPrints

My Thoughts: I am a huge fan of the movie and musical Newsies. I’ve often wished there were YA fiction or nonfiction books like it. When I received an advanced copy of NewsPrints I knew I would have to read it. A graphic novel about a newsboy? Yes, please! Even better… Blue… Read more »

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