A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman | Book Review

I just read the most quiet, sweet novel, my friends.A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman is a young adult verse book that doesn’t loudly declare itself, but kind of whispers. As weird as that sounds, it makes sense when you read it. Venkatramana’s book explores dance, growing up, and India. It’s a book that […]

The Sound Of Letting Go | Stasia Ward Kehoe | Book Review

It’s immensely satisfying when an author can dazzle you just as much with her sophomore novel as she did with her debut novel. There is no sophomore slump to be found in Stasia Ward Kehoe’sThe Sound Of Letting Go, a read that feels as though it’s from the heart. Kehoe captures human emotions so perfectly […]

Hideous Love | Stephanie Hemphill | Book Review

I get kind of excited about books that take on historical figures and really sort of bring them to life. I love learning about the lives of real people from the past. Stephanie Hemphill takes on the story of Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley in Hideous Love, a young adult verse novel. I am on the fence about […]

Out Of This Place | Emma Cameron | Book Review

I think whenever I read a mediocre book I should just balance it out with an Australian young adult book. For real, I have no idea what they do in the land down under, but they sure do produce a hell of a lot of great reads. After reading a particularly terrible American contemporary book, […]

The Weight Of Water | Sarah Crossan | Book Review

I was lucky enough to have the privilege of attending a brunch held by Bloomsbury Children’s at BEA. Aside from the best donuts ever and some delicious mimosas, one of the more notable things about the breakfast was that we got to pick through some ARCs and the way awesome publicists told us a little […]

Salt: A Story Of Friendship In A Time Of War | Helen Frost | Book Review

I am always and forever a fan of middle grade historical fiction novels told using the free verse medium. When I came across Salt: A Story Of Friendship In A Time Of War by Helen Frost in the Macmillan Children’s Catalog, I knew I had to read and review it. Essentially, the length of time […]