[Review] On the Come Up – Angie Thomas

(Angie Thomas, 2019) Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost [...]

[Review] Love and Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch

(Jenna Evans Welch, 2016) “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen [...]

Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel – A.W. Jantha

(A.W. Jantha, 2018) Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, [...]

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

(Taylor Jenkins Reid, 2017) Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top [...]

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft- edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe

(various authors, 2018) A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. [...]

Storm Runner – J.C. Cervantes (ARC)

(JC Cervantes, 2018) Storm Runner is available now! It was released September 18th, 2018.   A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents! Booklist Starred Review: "Cervantes wastes no time getting right into the action, and her conversational tone and suspenseful pacing will keep the pages turning as the tension escalates and [...]

Starry Eyes- Jenn Bennett

(Jenn Bennett, 2018) Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in [...]