BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence
Photo OpBFF Charm:
Natalie ImbrugliaSwoonworthy Scale:
Modern TheologyBonus Factor:
Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)Factor:
Cover Story: Photo Op
Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve seen taken in front of artist Erica Group’s mural in DeLand, Florida.
Sara Vanadi’s not crazy. She’s just ...
I have a problem, and I suspect that some of you out there might suffer from it, too: there are too many books in my bag.
I try to keep their numbers down—after all, I really only bring my bag to work with me, and I work less than ten miles from home—but no matter how many times I empty it, no matter how many times I make room for my wallet and cellphone and charger and Bloomer notebook and ...
What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.
Like so many others who grew up in the nineties (particularly of the bookish variety), I adored Beauty and the Beast. Belle’s dreams—wanting so much ...
After Joselito and Julius scurried off—ever the helpful brothers—Virgil’s parents presented him like a rare exhibit they didn’t quite understand.
“This is Turtle,” his mother said.
That was their name for him: Turtle. Because he wouldn’t “come out of his shell.” Every time they said it, a piece of him broke.
Virgil Salinas is the youngest person in his family. He’s quiet, shy, and introspective; spends most of his time with ...
The trouble was, sometimes she couldn’t help giving people a Look. Because sometimes, people deserved it.
And she thought things. More and more often, as she got older, she wanted to say them. Sometimes she barely managed to stop herself.
Thinking things and having a Look were not good deportment. Good deportment, as one learned at Miss Ellicott’s School, meant being shamefast and biddable.
Miss Ellicott’s School—where Surplus ...
BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
After School SpecialBFF Charm:
Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale:
Heartbreak and HopeBonus Factors:
Therapy, Kickass Gram, DiversityAnti-Bonus Factors:
Violent Death, Awful ParentsRelationship Status:
Here For You
Cover Story: After School Special
This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly implies that there’s a story to tell. The pending text message, the cracked glass, the title itself—this book isn’t going ...
There are HEAPS of books coming out this month, and I want to read a LOT of them.
Let’s take a look!
A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold
I’ve already written about this treasure at length, but my love is such that I can’t let a single opportunity to recommend it pass me by. Buy it, read it, love it, gift it to others.
Amina’s Voice, by Hena Khan
I’ve already read this one as well, and it ...