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, […]

Allison: All We Know Of Love | Nora Raleigh Baskin | Book Review

Natalie Gordon is a girl on a journey. You see four years, four months, and fifteen days ago, her mother walked out mid-sentence never finishing what she was going to say, and ever since that moment, things have never been the same for Natalie. Now she’s desperately searching for answers, traveling twenty-four hours on a […]

Jane Austen Goes To Hollywood | Abby McDonald | Book Review

To me, a good retelling has several key elements. The first key element is that if you have not read the origin story, the retelling makes you desperately want to read it (see: For Darkness Shows The Stars). Second, the retelling stays true to the original BUT build it’s own unique momentum. Unfortunately, I came […]

Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass | Meg Medina | Book Review

With a title like ‘Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass’, Meg Medina totally has my attention. Seriously, I love the swears and so when a title has a cuss word in it, I pay attention to it. Good thing that I did, because I feel that Medina’s latest is a book to pay attention […]

Allison: The Watch That Ends The Night: Voices from the Titanic | Allan Wolf | Book Review

The Titanic sank into the ocean 101 years ago, and its tragic story has intrigued the world ever since. Actually even during the period in which the Titanic was being built people were intrigued about it due to all of the press buzz, the size of the ship, and the title of “unsinkable ship” even […]

Zebra Forest | Adina Rishe Gewirtz | Book Review

Perhaps this makes me sound like a total hipster, but I enjoy reading books that aren’t very commercial. I love books that have some literary merit as well as entertainment value. When Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz popped up on my radar, I knew I had to read this middle grade debut. First of all, […]