BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
On the WaterfrontBFF Charm:
Some Like It HotBonus Factors:
Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage FashionRelationship Status:
From Here To Eternity
Cover Story: On the Waterfront
Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the US cover okay, and the UK cover to be fantastic. The US cover evokes summertime, movies, and romance—which is good ...
Tourmaline nearly smiled. Who would have thought the ever notorious beauty queen Virginia Campbell was the kind to stick it out? The idea made a tiny knot in her chest, like she had been feeling lonely and hadn’t noticed until someone showed up.
Tourmaline Harris and Virginia Campbell both just graduated from the same high school. Beyond that, on the surface, they have nothing in common. Tourmaline is still struggling with guilt ...
When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail of crimson blood in its wake.
Well, then. I had heard that Smith’s ...
BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray
Trippy ‘SplosionBFF Charm:
Heck YesSwoonworthy Scale:
Boy (Robot) Meets GirlBonus Factors:
Space Colonies, Unlikely TeamRelationship Status:
Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title and the various parts of the circular structure behind it float in that semi-magical way that 3D images do.
Now that we’ve made it through April Fools’ Day mostly unscathed (I hope?), let’s take a look at some of this month’s upcoming books:
What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold
Earlier this year, Elana K. Arnold brought us A Boy Called Bat, a gentle, smart, funny, and utterly lovely middle grade book about a boy and a baby skunk. (If you haven’t read it yet, do.) What Girls Are Made Of promises to be different in every ...
BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor
Sparklemoth SplitBFF Charm:
Yay x2Swoonworthy Scale:
Dreams of Libraries and GodspawnBonus Factors:
Librarians, Tasty BusinessRelationship Status:
Missing My Other Half
Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty cover in person—it’s very shiny and metallic. It’s not quite as gorgeous as the UK covers, but the simplicity and ...
I can’t seem to get away from abandoned wells lately. And boy oh boy, they TERRIFY me, both in story form and in real life. They’re so ubiquitous in Maine that growing up, my parents were ALWAYS warning me about them, and then, years later, The Ring didn’t assuage my fears any.
In adult life, we had one in our backyard that I worried about for YEARS until we finally had someone come over with an excavator, knock it ...
“But,” she went on, “remember. It’s the greatest strength to know your weaknesses. It just means you have a question to answer: How hard will you work to get what you want? And that’s the heart of it: from your career, from your time here, from everything, really—what do you want?”
I stayed quiet.
The world, I thought. The whole world, gathered up in my arms.
It’s the beginning of Jordan Sun’s junior ...