BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Night and DayBFF Charm:
Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale:
Past and PresentAnti-Bonus Factor:
Mental IllnessRelationship Status:
Let’s Be Friends
Cover Story: Night and Day
One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.
Theo was Griffin’s first love. But when Theo moved to California to go to college, Griffin tested out that ...
BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman
In the CloudsBFF Charm:
Let Me Love YouSwoonworthy Scale:
Heavy, Yet HopefulAnti-Bonus Factor:
Here For You
Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are left behind, and feelings of helplessness that come after tragic accidents.
Cover Story: In the Clouds
This looks like a ...
BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
Viking CuteBFF Charm:
Roger MurtaughSwoonworthy Scale:
Real BoyBonus Factor:
Unexpected FriendshipsRelationship Status:
Maybe in a Few Years
Cover Story: Viking Cute
A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with his too-big hat that’s slightly askew is pretty dang adorable. (It also fits in nicely with the story, but that ...
BOOK REPORT for Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Heck Yes*Swoonworthy Scale:
The Patty Chase Award for Awful ParentingRelationship Status:
Cover Story: Thorny
I’m very glad no one has created technology that brings book covers to life. I’d have had to bust out the thick gardening gloves in order to read this one.
I would have done it, mind you. Just glad I didn’t have ...
BOOK REPORT for Iron Man: The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer
Stand BackBFF Charm:
Tony SnarkBonus Factors:
Other Marvel MentionsRelationship Status:
Cover Story: Stand Back
If you’ve ever seen a Marvel movie with Iron Man in it, you know that when he fires up one of his palm repulsor beams, you might not want to be standing in the line of fire.
Tony Stark is ...
BOOK REPORT for When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Play SetBFF Charm:
Third WheelSwoonworthy Scale:
LGTBQ Characters, Multicultural MagicAnti-Bonus Factor:
Happily Ever After
Cover Story: Play Set
This cover is cute, and features important elements of the story, but it looks so much like a set one might see in a high school or community theatre play. Not that those ...
BOOK REPORT for The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee
Heck YesSwoonworthy Scale:
Power of WordsBonus Factors:
Pirates, Book Love, Series StarterAnti-Bonus Factor:
So Glad I Swiped Right
Cover Story: Patchwork
I am super pleased to see a POC on this cover. That said, I’m not a fan of the strange patchwork overlay. I think it’s supposed to be pages of ...
BOOK REPORT for The Monster on the Road is Me by J.P. Romney
Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale:
Modern Mukashibanashi (“Tales of Long Ago")Bonus Factors:
Mysterious Loner Lady, NarcolepsyAnti-Bonus Factor:
Cover Story: Firefox
I mean, there’s a fox on (or transforming from) fire on this cover. I couldn’t help but take the literal route.
(Also: Is the figure on the front wearing a low ...