BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor: Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?
Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
As stunning – and familiar – as this is, I like it a lot more as an image than as a book cover, which I prefer to be more ...
2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year. I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill is a lovely, short webcomic-turned-graphic-novel about two princesses. Princess Sadie and her pet dragon are up in her tower prison ...
BOOK REPORT for That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
Bucolic BattlefieldBFF Charm:
Annoying Little BrotherRelationship Status:
Keep Calm and Carry On
Cover Story: Bucolic Battlefield
This cover manages to make war seem like something that happens at a distance. It’s lovely, but it’s also a Standard Historical Fiction Cover: soft, sepia-toned people caught in a specific moment.
It’s 1940 in England. Peggy and her ...
In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!
While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last living speaker from the March on Washington, and partly because he’s been in the news so much this weekend. March ...
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 ...
The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting starts in a little under two weeks. Most people look forward to the conference because it’s when the Youth Media Awards are held—when we get to find out which books won the Newbery and the Caldecott and the Printz and the Pura Belpré and the Stonewall and the Coretta Scott King awards. For award and book list committee members—the folks who are tasked with actually making those decisions and drawing up all of those ...
BOOK REPORT for Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Big Top, Big SkirtBFF Charm:
Cheap Thrill Seekers, Vendors and the DealersBonus Factors:
Traveling Carnival, Mysterious Loner Dude, DiversityRelationship Status:
Lurking in the Shadows
Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt
Aside from the literal “under her skirt” commentary this cover elicits, I like it—the mysterious tattooed girl, a full moon, a carnival, and a lone wolf are all elements that ...