[Review] Hot Dog Girl – Jennifer Dugan

(Jennifer Dugan, 2019) Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way: * She's landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog. * Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate [...]

[Book Club Review] Scythe – Neal Shusterman

(Neal Shusterman, 2016) Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. [...]

DC Launches New Imprints for YA & Middle Grade Graphic Novels

In the summer of 2018, DC announced the launch of two new imprints, DC Ink & DC Zoom, which are designed to cater to YA and middle grade readers. For those who are unaware, DC is the other comic giant in the industry (alongside their well known competitor Marvel). They are responsible for characters like [...]

The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw

Shea Ernshaw (2018) Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted [...]

The Leaving- Tara Altebrando

Tara Altebrando (2016) Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back--with no idea of where they've been. Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They're sixteen, and they are . [...]

When Dimple Met Rishi- Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon (2017) Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband [...]

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series- Jenny Han

Jenny Han (2014) What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?  Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy [...]

Library (plus) Book Haul

Hey y'all! So I have been trying to be good about not buying anymore books (at least for a little while). I am already a subscriber to Book of the Month, so in the very least, I get one new (hardcover) book a month, which, if you ask my bookshelf, is more than I need. [...]