A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis? A Madness So Discreet is just another book in Mindy McGinnis’s wide repertoire of genres within the young adult market. I’ve read almost all of McGinnis’s books with mixed results. There’s some that really gelled with me and one that did not. So, […]

The Cost Of All Things by Maggie Lehrman | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Cost Of All Things by Maggie Lehrman? The Cost Of All Things by Maggie Lehrman was a book that I sort of automatically assumed was a contemporary book just by looking at the cover. I associated this book as being similar to a Melissa Kantor book, again based on […]

Finding Abbey Road | A Study In Charlotte | Stalking Jack The Ripper

Finding Abbey Road by Kevin Emerson is the final book of the¬†Exile series. Straight up, this series is kind of awesome if you like contemporary books where music and bands and secrets play a strong role. I listened to the first two books via audiobook. They are superbly narrated by Emma Galvin. However, the last […]

Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers | Book Review

Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Guy A. Sims and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile is a book that I decided to read in the beginning of 2016 because it is an adaptation of Myers’s book by the same title, and because I am someone who cannot get enough of graphic novels. Further, with listening to Serial, watching Making Murderer and reading All American Boys, I cannot get enough of media that explores the American justice system, flaws and all.

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely | Book Review

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely is a superb collaboration between two powerful young adult writers who are able to encapsulate sharp, incisive insight into contemporary issues with their solo books. This book melds that characteristic writing and takes it up to a new level, making the story even more hard hitting […]

On The Edge by Allison Van Diepen | Book Review

On The Edge by Allison van Diepen is a book that I continually found myself looking at — thinking that it looked like a relatively interesting young adult contemporary book. However, I never really made any time to sit down and read it — there were always more pressing books that I had wanted to […]