Book Review, Fiction, Racism, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

About the Authors: Kimberly Jones Kimberly Jones is a former bookseller, and now she Hosts the Atlanta Chapter of the popular Well Read Black Girl book club, as well as the infamous, viral sensation the YA Truth or Dare author panel at the Decatur Book Festival. She has worked in film and television with trailblazing… Read More Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review: ‘The Storyteller’s Secret’, by Sejal Badani

About the Author: A former attorney, Sejal Badani left the law to pursue writing full time. She is a USA Today, Washington Post & Amazon Charts bestselling author, Goodreads Fiction Award Finalist and ABC/DISNEY Writing Fellowship Finalist. About the Book: From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the… Read More Book Review: ‘The Storyteller’s Secret’, by Sejal Badani

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

About the Author: GC McRae is the bestselling author of two young adult novels, three illustrated children’s books and a collection of original fairy tales. His writing is fall-down funny, even when the theme is darker than a coal-miner’s cough. GC McRae reads to anybody at any time, in person or online, for free, which… Read More Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

About the Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the U.K. Her debut novel, The Square Root of Summer, was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes an MA thesis on Dawson’s Creek from London College… Read More Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review: ‘From An-Other Land’, by Tanushree Ghosh

About the Author: Tanushree Ghosh works in Tech and has a Doctorate in Chemistry from the Cornell University. She is also a social activist and writer. Her blog posts, op-eds, poems, and stories are in effort to provoke thoughts, especially towards issues concerning women and social justice. She is a contributor (past and present) to… Read More Book Review: ‘From An-Other Land’, by Tanushree Ghosh

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

About the Author: Heather Smith is originally from Newfoundland, and now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. Her previous novel, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, received a starred review from Kirkus and Quill & Quire and was named a best book of… Read More Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

About the Author: Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family. About the Book: In a book that is… Read More Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Five Books to Pass Winter With

Making the time to read is a must in our home, and putting up book reviews regularly, a pleasure.  Having the team at Penguin Random House sending me books to review has been a great source of warmth (albeit not the kind that translates into short sleeve weather, unfortunately.) In the last few months, I… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Five Books to Pass Winter With

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Well, a dream of mine is one step closer to becoming reality: the team at Penguin Random House has been sending me books to review for them. The last six they have sent me have been so incredibly on point that I am embarrassed they weren’t on my TBR in the first place.  And so,… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Thriller

Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

About the Author Chuck Waldron is the author of four riveting mystery, thriller and suspense novels and more than fifty short stories. Inspired by his grandfather’s tales of the Ozark Mountains and local caves rumored to be havens for notorious gangsters, Waldron was destined to write about crime and the human condition. Those childhood legends… Read More Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron