5 Realistic Young Adult Books

Although I love my young adult stories with a side of magic and fantasy — sometimes I am down for a realistic story. The following five young adult books contain realistic stories and were especially captivating reads. I truly enjoyed the characterization, settings, and even romances featured within these books. Give them a chance — […]

Gilded by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

When it comes to fairy tale retellings, I know that I am in a good place picking up Marissa Meyer’s books. Gilded is a return to fairy tale retellings for Meyer and I AM HERE FOR IT. I felt like this was such a good book to really sink my teeth into. As I read, I […]

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

Back in the day – there was this cover trend of girls in beautiful dresses for young adult books. However, basically none of the books featured girls of color. Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron features desperately needed representation. Also, change in cover trends, but that change still isn’t quite enough. I love that there is […]

5 More Verse Books You Must Check Out

5 More Verse Books You MUST Check Out My reading life this year has really run the gamut of genres and story forms. I am so thankful that I’ve been able to pick up and read a sizable amount of verse books. Even better – the majority that I’ve read have been by marginalized authors […]

No Ordinary Christmas by Belle Calhoune | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To No Ordinary Christmas by Belle Calhoune? When I saw No Ordinary Christmas by Belle Calhoune pop up as one of the request audiobook options for Hachette Audio, I KNEW I had to listen. I am such a big fan of Christmas themed romances. Plus, this would be the second Christmas themed […]

The Afterlife Of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand | Book Review

I love when authors add a new spin to classic stories. Of course, the ultimate holiday classic A Christmas Carol receives the YA treatment in The Afterlife Of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. I have held off on reading this book – saving it for a particular holiday season. Hand is one of my favorite young adult […]