My Last Six Reads

American Royals 2: Majesty- In many ways, this was a perfect book two. I hope that this is just the middle of a trilogy, as there were a few story lines that were left unresolved by the end. I loved the first book and re-read the entire book before I went straight into this E-ARC … Continue reading My Last Six Reads

Cinderella is Dead

How many times can I say how amazing this story is? At least once more in writing, I guess. If only this had been a September release, we would have read it in The Bookish Society YA round table.I adore a good fairy tale retelling, and this is the story of Cinderella 200 years after … Continue reading Cinderella is Dead

Raybearer

The world-building in this young adult fantasy novel is just intense and all-encompassing that I genuinely felt like I could see it in my mind's eye. Tarisai is the only daughter of someone called The Lady. Her sole purpose is unclear at the beginning and it turns out to boil down to complete obedience. This … Continue reading Raybearer

The Extraordinaries

I read another of TJ Klune's books: Middle Grade The House in the Cerulean Sea a couple of months ago, and I found myself just smitten with his writing style. This is his YA debut, and it not only features superheroes in an urban setting. It contains some pretty "extra" teens. This friend group is … Continue reading The Extraordinaries

The Princess Will Save You

A YA retelling twist up inspired by the Princess Bride is exactly what you need to be reading during these crazy pandemic days. Let yourself be whisked into the Kingdom of Sand and Sky. When King Sendoa mysteriously dies his daughter Princess Armarande of Ardenia (love that alliteration) is compelled by law to get married … Continue reading The Princess Will Save You

A Few More June Book Reviews

Was I looking for a YA mythological tale set in an alternate version of Portland, Oregon? No, but I found one I read this on my couch in June 2020 when every day brought new protests and revelations in the Black Lives Matter movement. I didn't choose this book specifically for these times, but as … Continue reading A Few More June Book Reviews

Majesty: American Royals #2

In many ways, this was a perfect book two. I hope that this is just the middle of a trilogy, as there were a few storylines that were left unresolved by the end. I loved the first book and re-read the entire book before I went straight into this E-ARC (thank you, Net Galley, and … Continue reading Majesty: American Royals #2

YA Review Bundle June 2020

The book you hand to your pre- teen or your grandma and both will learn in a non threatening ,super pink, and cute way. If all the confuse you ( I'll admit to learn A LOT from this book) this is worthy of some shelf space at your house. This is the perfect time to … Continue reading YA Review Bundle June 2020

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

I like to think of myself as a reader who also reviews books. Therefore, this book existing in any way, makes me happy. It's not that I love Panem or their ideas. I do like the feeling of sinking deep into a world that is already familiar. I have purposefully not read any reviews of … Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Lost Carnival

Before he met Batman, Dick Grayson discovered the power of young love--and its staggering cost--at the magical Lost Carnival. Haly's traveling circus no longer has the allure of its glamorous past, but it still has one main attraction: the Flying Graysons, a family of trapeze artists featuring a teenage Dick Grayson. The only problem is … Continue reading Lost Carnival