Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton | Book Review

I AM SO GLAD I READ REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton. For real, that is a statement that deserves all caps. I was floundering a bit with regards to what I should read next — when a few friends on twitter recommended I start Hamilton’s debut book. THEY WERE SO RIGHT. Rebel Of The Sands has […]

Soundless by Richelle Mead | Book Review

I was a huge fan of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. I also love reading books about diverse characters. So, reading Soundless by Richelle Mead seemed like a no brainer. This book features an Asian girl on the cover and is based on a Chinese legend. I did wrestle with the question of whether this book […]

I Was Here by Gayle Forman | Book Review

I Was Here is Forman’s latest offering to the young adult genre and it is a brilliant contribution. Forman’s latest book is just as serious as her previous books, but somehow feels a bit different. It feels a little more mature.

Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin | Book Review

Oh my goodness, I love fairy tale retellings aimed at middle graders. When I saw a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Nightingale pop up on Netgalley, I knew I had to read it, even though I am not totally entirely familiar with the origin story. Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin is a story that makes great […]

The Ghosts Of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To This Book? Last year the audiobook of Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage showed up at my house unsolicited. As it was a short audiobook and middle grade which I have a soft spot for, I listened to the book. I found myself unexpectedly won over by the intrepid Mo LoBeau […]

The Last Wild by Piers Torday | Book Review

The first thing that struck me about The Last Wild by Piers Torday is the brilliantly colored cover. It’s eye catching with cool typography. The concept of the book, however, dug it’s claws into me and I was hook line and sinker for Torday’s middle grade debut. Imagine a world without animals. Imagine a world […]